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Edutopia: Writing Superhero Conclusions with the Phantom Endings Exercise

by Caroline Trull High School English teacher in North Carolina Students are taught that a closing paragraph should accomplish three things: Restate an essay’s thesis Summarize main points Provide a finished feel In response to this information, young writers often exhibit confusion. … Continue reading

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Edutopia Summer Professional Development: Making Lessons Come Alive in the Classroom with the Xbox Kinect

By Dan Jones 6/1/11 Today’s guest blogger, Dan Jones, is a middle school social studies and language arts teacher in Mansfield, OH. Something about movie magic intrigues me. It was fascinating, for instance, to find out that actors in my … Continue reading

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Online Learning in the Traditional Classroom | Edutopia

Virtual schools might seem like a foreign land from your three-dimensional classroom. But you can visit the world and offer your students some of its benefits — like fluency with online collaboration and communication — from right where you are. … Continue reading

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Using Farmville to Teach Standards | Edutopia

When I was given the opportunity to create a thematic unit for a course in the Master of Educational Technology program at Boise State University, Instructional Message Design, my goal was to create a unit that was informative, could be … Continue reading

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Life on the Screen: Visual Literacy in Education

In the rolling hills of California’s Marin County grows a brittle amber grass known for one thing: its combustibility. If ignited, this thigh-high tinder burns furiously, rapidly consuming everything in its path. The same can be said of the filmmaker … Continue reading

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A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons | Edutopia

Edutopia has a great article on using the current events in Egypt in your classroom lessons. Check it out! A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons | Edutopia

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Another Resource for Comics in the Classroom

First graders in the after-school program at the Bronx’s PS 90 spent part of last school year working collaboratively to create a comic book called The Bionic Butterfly. The title character, infected with pollutants, turned into a very strong, intelligent … Continue reading

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Resources for New Media in the Classroom

I’ve been thinking about new media and its role in educating digital natives alot lately. Perhaps its the work I’m doing currently with the Arizona Student Film Festival. Perhaps it is my frustration that I found the One Day On … Continue reading

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