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Terrific Resources for the Student Centered ELA Classroom

My school system is converting all sixth grade classrooms to one on one digital classrooms next school year. In order to prepare for this, I am compiling articles with helpful practices for this student-centered environment.

Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.

Teaching Strategies

We encourage teachers to use student-centered teaching strategies that nurture students' literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate. The strategies suggested here can be used with students of all ages with any academic content.

Teach From the Walls

Most classrooms have 4 walls. Learn how you can use all of them to enhance student learning. By aligning what's on the walls with lessons, students have a resource to reference when needed.

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time

1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.

Watch 1,150 quality movies online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries showcasing the talent of our greatest actors, actresses and directors.

Welcome to the first edition of The Innovative Educator, a digital magazine that highlights great ideas and projects created by educators and school leaders who are using technology to transform learning for students. The magazine serves as a compendium of innovative teaching ideas from all around the world that are taking place on the Microsoft Educator community,  where innovative teaching practices come together to inspire others.  

The past, present and future of reading | Marta Botet Borràs | Virolai School

Before the dawn of technology, reading was one of the most common and important leisure activities. How did the digital age affect this, and how might it con...

Student Portfolio Apps and Websites

Portfolios are a time-tested and teacher-trusted method for assessing student learning. But what happens when students ditch notebooks and folders for laptops and tablets? These tech tools are here to help, offering students virtual binders, folders, Web pages, and galleries for collecting...

Lesson Plans

Common Sense Graphite is a site by teachers, for teachers that helps you find the best educational technology resources and learn the best practices for implementing them in your classroom. Brought to you by Common Sense Media: Empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Scope & Sequence: Common Sense K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

Summarizing

I am always searching for a way to provide support for students who struggle. How can I build in scaffolds to help them feel successful and help them to gradually become more independent with their reading and writing?

Creating a Teaching Video - Archetypes

I had this idea that I just needed an extra teacher in my class to teach more effectively. I decided that the role of lecturer could be taken on by anyone; if I

Home - Teaching Ideas, Resources and Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans, Teaching Ideas, literacy, numeracy, Classroom Posters,
Educational Apps, Tech for Teachers & Students

Telescopic Text

Depict how to S-T-R-E-T-C-H sentences out for sentence style lessons.