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+ More Web Sites for Teachers: Diversity & Inclusion

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I just received an ASCD publication, “Connecting Teachers, Students and Standards: Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms.”

From Chapter Two, “Supporting the Classroom with Materials for Instruction,” here are some widely varied Web sites for teachers.

Understanding UDL (Universal Design for Learning)

Using Dictionaries and Other Aids

Embedding Content-Rich Experiences

Using Web 2.0 Tools

 Other Sites

source: “Connecting Teachers, Students and Standards: Strategies for Success in Diverse and inclusive Classrooms,” by Deborah L Voltz, Michele Jean Sims, and Betty Nelson. ASCD. 2010.  ISBN: 978-1-4166-1024-3.   Join ASCD or order books at http://www.ascd.org.

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+ Web Sites for RTI (Response to Intervention) Resources

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From an article in Perspectives, the IDA quarterly, here are helpful Websites that have reviewed and sythesized information about evidence-based programs for RTI:

 Excellent RTI resources and case studies for training purposes:

source: Fall 2009 issue of Perspectives on Language and Literacy, a quarterly publication of the International Dyslexia Association.  (http://www.interdys.org)  Article by Al Otaiba, Connor, Foorman, Schatschneider, Greulich and Sidler, “Identifying and Intervening with Beginning Readers Who Are At-Risk for Dyslexia: Advances in Individualized Classroom Instruction.” 

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+ ESSAY WRITING: Web Sites for Teaching

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The latest from EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips:” sites for teaching how to write an essay.

 source:  EduHound’s “Classroom Tools& Tips” newsletter, which provides valuable edtech resources to incorporate into K-12 curriculum.  Educational topics, preformatted templates, technology tutorials and practical tips.  Let Judi Rajala know what topics you’d like covered; or send her your templates (JRajala@eduhound.com 

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021  or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com    

+ Web Sites for Teaching Harpers Ferry

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From EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips, this week’s topic is Harpers Ferry.

On October 16, 1859 John Brown, along with 21 followers, came to Harpers Ferry, Virginia, to strike a blow against slavery.  The raid failed and Brown was hanged in December.  Sixteen months later, the country erupted in civil war.

  • John Brown’s 1859 Raid on Harpers Ferry — Anniversaries provide unusual opportunities to draw attention and stimulate interest in historic figures and events.  This observance will provide an unprecedented opportunity to reflect on and revisit the life of John Brown as it relates to the larger context of slavery, the abolitionist movement, and the American civil rights movement.  http://www.harpersferryhistory.org/johnbrown.htm
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park — for Teahers (US Natl Park Service) —  Resources include: Plan a Field Trip, Curriculum Materials, Professional Development, Traveling Trunks, NPS Focus, Additional Resources.  http://www.nps.gov/hafe/forteachers/index.htm
  • National Geographic Xpeditions: John Brown and the Underground Railroad — This lesson asks students to analyze John Brown’s attitudes and actions against slavery and the differences between his views and those of other people who were active in the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement.  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/17/g912/undergroundrail.html
  • The American Experience: John Brown’s Holy War — Learn how John Brown led a righteous crusade against slavery, born of religious conviction — and carried it out with shocking violence.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/
  • History Now.  From the Teachers Desk: John Brown — This lesson attempts to introduce middle school students to John Brown and to separate history from myth and the man from the legend.  http://www.historynow.org/09_2005/lp3.html

EduHound also offers this tip:

eFIELDTRIPS.org (visit http://efieldtrips.org )

  • Trip Journal — First, the teacher downloads and gives students copy of a printed Trip Journal.  It is a simple one page fill-in-the- blank-type worksheet that helps to keep the students focused and provides a way for the teacher to grade student participation, if desired.  Students fill in the Trip Journal while they are completing the next component.
  • Virtual Visit — An interactive Flash movie that teaches the students about the eFieldTrip topic.  It can be completed at any time, and at the student’s own pace.  Typically, it takes about 15 minutes for a student to go through the Virtual Visit.
  • Ask the Experts — After completing the Virtual Visit, students  have an opportunity to interact with the experts.  Students can ask questions via an “Ask the Experts” web form, and receive an answer in 1-2 days.
  • Live Chat — Another way students can interact with experts is by participating in a live web chat at a scheduled time.   

EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” is a newsletter offering valuable ed tech resources to incorporate into K-12 curriculum.  Educational topics, preformatted templates, technology tutorials, and practical tips are featured.  Contact Judi Rajala at JRajala@eduhound.com with your suggestions for topics; share your templates and tips.

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021  or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

+ Web Sites for Teaching About National Archives & Records

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From EduHound’sClassroom Tools and Tips,” here are sites to learn about our National Archives & Records Administration:

  • 75 Years of National Archives & Records Administration  (NARA) History Find out about defining moments in the agenciy’s history through the decades with photo galleries, personal stories, and notices of events throughout the nation.  http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2009/summer/history.html
  • NARA: Teaching With Documents — Contains reproductible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the US; teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government; and cross-curricular connections.  http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons
  • NARA: Educators and Students Explore vast resources and find a treasure trove of reproducible primary sources, lesson plans correlated to national standards, and cross-curricular connections from the National Archives.  http://www.archives.gov/nae/education/
  • NARA: Online Exhibits Explore NARA’s extensive collection of online detailed exhibits.  http://www.archives.gov/exhibits-list.html
  • National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults —  Browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives’ most treasured records.  http://www.digitalvaults.org
  • Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives This site is filled with photos and info on all 100 featured documents.  http://www.ourdocuments.gov

   Topical: STEM Resources (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Directed at Girls

The EduHound Newsletter also highlights the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP).  Their Web site  (http://ngcproject.org/index.cfm) is designed to reach and bring together STEM organizations which serve girls.  These organizations, across the US and Puerto Rico, are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. 

It provides a database that lists organizations and programs so they can  network and share program descriptions; it lists resources available within each program, program needs, and contact information.

source: EduHound Weekly’s “Classroom Tools and Tips,” which provides valuable ed tech resources to incorporate into K-12 curriculum.  Educational topics, preformatted templates, technology tutorials, and practical tips are featured.  To suggest topics or share your templates email Judi Rajala: JRajala@eduhound.com 

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com   

+ Web Sites for Teaching About Hawaii

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On August 21, 1959, President Eisenhower made Hawai’i Statehood official by signing the proclamation that welcomed Hawai’i as the 50th state of the union.  He also unveiled the new fifty star flag.

Here, from EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” newsletter, are some sites for teaching about our 50th state.

  • 50th Anniversary of Hawaii Statehood —Features perspectives concerning Statehood and island history.   http://hawaii.gov/statehood/ 
  • HawaiiHistory.org — Developed for anyone who wants to learn more about Hawaii or is interested in contributing to a broader understanding of our island home.  http://www.hawaiihistory.org
  • Hawaii @ 50States.com — Find Hawaii State symbols, capital, constitution, flags, maps, song, and more!   http://www.50states.com/hawaii.htm
  • Hawaii Alive — The Hawaii Alive project is a cooperative work led by the Bishop Museum to share from their collections, library and archives with the general public, especially teachers.  It gathers resources to teach Hawaiian language, history and culture.   http://www.hawaiialive.org
  • USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) — Contains information about Kilauea, Mauna Loa, and other volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands; eruption reports, Volcano Watch articles, earthquakes, types of volcano activity.   http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov
  • Find Your Hawaiian Name —To find your name in Hawaiian, please type it in the space provided and press the find button.  http://hawaiiannames.hisurf.com/

source: EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” newsletter.  You can subscribe (or offer suggestions for topics, or share teaching templates) by contacting Judi Rajala at JRajala@eduhound.com      

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email   aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

+ Web Sites for Teaching Poetry

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This week’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” from Eduhound.com offers sites for teaching poetry. 

April is National Poetry Month, inaugurated in 1996, and brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

source: Eduhound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips,” a newsletter that provides valuable ed tech resources to incorporate into K-12 curriculum.  Educational topics, preformatted templates, technology tutorials and practical tips are featured.  Judi Rajala asks you for tips on topics to cover — or your tech tips and templates to share.   Email  her at jrajala@eduhound.com

tutoring in Columbus OH:  Adrienne Edwards  614-579-6021  or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com