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43 Folders Cornell Notes - 43 Folders

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6 to 12
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Looking for a simple way to teach note-taking skills? This wiki web site provides a template and simple instructions for taking notes Cornell style. The template contains a ...more
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Looking for a simple way to teach note-taking skills? This wiki web site provides a template and simple instructions for taking notes Cornell style. The template contains a 4 section layout that includes a section for demographics such as name and topic, a section for simple, bullet-style notes, a section for review questions based on the notes and lastly, a section for a summary. Simple and easy - a tool every student can benefit from utilizing.

tag(s): note taking (40)

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Special Ed teachers will find this system quite helpful for their struggling students. Consider teaming up with content-area teachers to require it of ALL students! Teachers may want to use the template in their own graduate coursework, as well.

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Cells Are Us - Partnership for Environment Education and Rural Health

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6 to 10
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This comprehensive site includes lesson pans, interactive review tools, and online activities for every aspect of teaching cell biology to middle grades. There are complete teacher...more
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This comprehensive site includes lesson pans, interactive review tools, and online activities for every aspect of teaching cell biology to middle grades. There are complete teacher ages, concept maps, and even a Cells Are Us bingo game for review. You must log in (as a guest) to see the teacher pages. Some content may be useful even in a high school biology class.

tag(s): cells (99)

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Some of the interactives would make good interactive whiteboard or partner-shared review games. The entire site should be a link from your teacher web page for students to use in at-home review.

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Gliffy - Gliffy, Inc.

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K to 12
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Research verifies the power of graphic organizers in promoting strong thinking skills and comprehension for all ages. Gliffy is a FREE online tool for creating graphic organizers without...more
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Research verifies the power of graphic organizers in promoting strong thinking skills and comprehension for all ages. Gliffy is a FREE online tool for creating graphic organizers without purchasing ANY software. The free use is limited to students with an educational email account. You can export the graphic organizers to a blog or "publish" them on the web -- all for free.

tag(s): graphic organizers (39)

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Play with the tools and toolbars to create diagrams, access help and FAQ to collaborate, publish, or embed diagrams in your blog or other web page. Collaborators need individual email accounts to gain access.

Assign students to "map" out a chapter or story or assign groups to create study guides using this tool collaboratively. Create a whole-class concept map from a brainstorm to determine prior knowledge at the start of a unit. Then have students add to it throughout the unit. Your students are certain to enjoy this tool and be forced to THINK in the process. This would also be a great tool for group projects in YOUR grad classes!

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Flashcard Exchange - Tuolumne Technology Group,

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Creating one's own flashcard sets, saving them, and accessing sets already available are only a few of the many options of this comprehensive site. Although there is a fee for ...more
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Creating one's own flashcard sets, saving them, and accessing sets already available are only a few of the many options of this comprehensive site. Although there is a fee for full membership, many options are free on the site. To print out flash cards, participants must join, but studying online is a free option.

tag(s): flash cards (46)

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Allow groups of students to create card sets for the class to study for tests (using your free account). With just one classroom computer, you can allow students to take turns practicing with the card set. Have a contest or rotate the chance to make the study cards for each quiz or test. This will build study skills for all. If you haev access to an interactive whiteboard, have students do a review session using your student-made or another premade card set on the board.
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The Amazing Flash Card Machine - Madhu Prem

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Students or teachers can create their own flash card files. Registration is required but free and allows users to search a public access flash card set database of over 1,400,000 ...more
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Students or teachers can create their own flash card files. Registration is required but free and allows users to search a public access flash card set database of over 1,400,000 items organized by subjects.

tag(s): flash cards (46)

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Students will love using the computer to create and save flash cards! Show your students how to use the site on a projector the first time, then have them create their own flash card sets or sets for their classmates as part of review for unit tests. Use YOUR user account for student safety. Be sure to search for card already made, but remember that others COULD have errors. Always pre-check before letting students use someone else's set.

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Song Lyrics: Using Songs in the ESL Classroom - Neil Coghlan

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1 to 8
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Long known to improve accents and intonations, singing with limited English speakers also provides cultural knowledge, fun, and a whole-language way to assist students to memorize English...more
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Long known to improve accents and intonations, singing with limited English speakers also provides cultural knowledge, fun, and a whole-language way to assist students to memorize English in meaningful chunks. Mainly an alphabetical index to many enjoyable songs, this site also gives suggestions about how to use the lyrics to help improve the students' English.

tag(s): lyrics (21)

In the Classroom

Find lyrics to any song you want! Share this link with your students themselves, They may want to look up some songs they have heard and did not fully understand.

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Homework High - Channel 4

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Students - ages 11 to 16 - can solicit the help of a virtual librarian on this British site that offers an "Ask Jeeves" style of homework assistance. A teacher-monitored ...more
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Students - ages 11 to 16 - can solicit the help of a virtual librarian on this British site that offers an "Ask Jeeves" style of homework assistance. A teacher-monitored live advice session is offered during evening hours (U.K. time - roughly 2pm-5pm Eastern time).

tag(s): homework (42)

In the Classroom

While this site does not have all of the answers, and the search method can be a bit awkward (correct spelling is a must!), it is still useful as a resource to point students in the right direction when they need more information about a topic. Bookmark this site on your classroom computer or suggest that parents make it available to their children as an at-home reference.

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Graphic Organizers - Houghton Mifflin Company

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2 to 8
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This time-saving collection of dozens of graphic organizers includes timelines, Venn diagrams, sequence charts, persuasion maps, and much more. Each is available as a ready-to-print...more
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This time-saving collection of dozens of graphic organizers includes timelines, Venn diagrams, sequence charts, persuasion maps, and much more. Each is available as a ready-to-print PDF file. (You need Acrobat Reader- Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page). Available in Spanish.

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Trivia Plaza Geography Quiz - Triviaplaza.com

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6 to 8
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Use this interactive geography quiz as an independent review activity or for Geography Bee preparation. Select from a variety of topics and regions of the world. Some of the ...more
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Use this interactive geography quiz as an independent review activity or for Geography Bee preparation. Select from a variety of topics and regions of the world. Some of the advertising is rather annoying, but the quizzes themselves are great.

tag(s): continents (51), countries (81), quiz (86), quizzes (105)

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Use the "celebrate Birthdays" to create a "this day in history" display for the classroom. The other sections of the website would be excellent to review for any subject, so find the appropriate subject and have students open the site on individual computers. In groups of 2-3, have students compete to see who can get the highest score! Be sure to post the site on your class webpage, allowing students to use the site for review before a summative assessment.

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Learning Languages - Internet Scout Project

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This well-organized, searchable site, created and maintained by the Internet Scout Project of the University of Wisconsin, contains a wealth of useful, interactive, and motivating resources...more
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This well-organized, searchable site, created and maintained by the Internet Scout Project of the University of Wisconsin, contains a wealth of useful, interactive, and motivating resources for teachers, students and parents. Currently, the site focuses on French, Spanish, and Japanese, although German and Italian resources can be found by following links to many of the recommended sites. Content levels range from beginner to advanced. Links to interactive flash cards, quizzes, and games that strengthen vocabulary and language comprehension are among the high points of this site. Many of the resources provide independent practice, authentic exposure, and opportunities for cultural exploration. Becoming a member is free and enables the site to personalize your visit by preferred language. A new "Word of the Day" is a homepage feature, as are daily updates of the newest additions to the site.

tag(s): french (91), japan (60), japanese (45), spanish (111)

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Help Your Child Improve in Test Taking - U.S. Department of Education

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This site from the department of Education offers tips and ideas to make test-taking easier for young learners. ...more
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This site from the department of Education offers tips and ideas to make test-taking easier for young learners.

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Pass this site along to parents via wiki or webpage, allowing them to help their students practice test-taking skills before an assessment.

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Appropriate School-Based Accommodations and Interventions

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Here is a comprehensive listing of accommodations and interventions in the classroom for ADD/LD students. Includes information on student work areas, student transitions, lesson plans/assignments,...more
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Here is a comprehensive listing of accommodations and interventions in the classroom for ADD/LD students. Includes information on student work areas, student transitions, lesson plans/assignments, homework adaptations, testing considerations, student motivation and parent involvement.

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SOS Mathematics: Algebra

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This offers a comprehensive collection of math lessons with clear examples and easy to read text. A terrific site for independent studies or reviews. A must for any algebra student....more
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This offers a comprehensive collection of math lessons with clear examples and easy to read text. A terrific site for independent studies or reviews. A must for any algebra student.

tag(s): operations (123)

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Include the link on your teacher web page for students to use as review and reinforcement.

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French Activites & Quizzes

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This is a nice collection of Java applets which provide a variety of practice and quiz material on French and French culture. The contents could be used throughout the year ...more
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This is a nice collection of Java applets which provide a variety of practice and quiz material on French and French culture. The contents could be used throughout the year as you cover specific material. From Quia.

tag(s): france (37), french (91)

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This site provides a wealth of review links, activities and lesson plans that would assist any French teacher greatly! Some of the review games would make excellent learning centers, so save those as a favorite on a classroom computer and allow students to use them towards the end of a unit. There are also some quizzes that could easily be used for practice on the interactive whiteboard or projector.

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Multiple Meanings - TV411

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Are students puzzled by which dictionary entry to select when they check for a word's meaning? This interesting video shows how the two speakers select the best meaning for ...more
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Are students puzzled by which dictionary entry to select when they check for a word's meaning? This interesting video shows how the two speakers select the best meaning for a common vocabulary word. Also find a related, interactive "web" lesson and worksheets in PDF format.

tag(s): dictionaries (60), thesaurus (24), vocabulary (321), vocabulary development (124), word study (79)

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Use this video clip as a quick introduction to helping students who are debating over which meaning to choose in a common dictionary entry. For a special project, have students diagram a word's several meanings with an online tool such as Interactive Three Circle Venn Diagram, reviewed here.
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