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Perplexity - Perplexity

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Perplexity is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot assistant. Use Perplexity to ask questions in a conversational tone and assist with tasks. Perplexity offers several features that...more
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Perplexity is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot assistant. Use Perplexity to ask questions in a conversational tone and assist with tasks. Perplexity offers several features that allow you to refine content to provide responses that meet students needs. For example, use the focus tool to narrow searches to academic publications, generate text without a web search, or narrow searches to information found on YouTube. Perplexity allows free members to upload a limited number of files daily for use in the chat. Use the CoPilot feature as an interactive assistant that asks clarifying questions to guide viewers toward the best response for their needs. CoPilot offers a limited number of daily uses when using a free account. Organize information provided in Perplexity within collections, including options to share and create with collaborators. Always verify responses for accuracy when using AI tools such as Perplexity.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), chat (39), search strategies (23)

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Use Perplexity to increase your productivity, create assessments, and as a resource for finding classroom resources and lessons. For example, ask Perplexity to share lesson ideas for upcoming topics. Include your grade level, subject and topic, standards, and the type of lessons you would like to find. The more specific you are with your prompt, the better the results will be. Quickly create exit tickets, quizzes, portfolio ideas, and more simply by chatting with Perplexity. Upload a lesson plan, worksheet, or infographic as part of a prompt to create or differentiate assessments and activities. Use Perplexity to write letters of recommendation, generate information for classroom newsletters, and write grant applications. Learn more about using AI by watching the archive of OK2Ask: Using AI for Teacher Productivity reviewed here.

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Claude - Anthropic

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Claude is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that serves many purposes, such as summarizing and analyzing information, translating text and data, and creating ideas and responses...more
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Claude is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that serves many purposes, such as summarizing and analyzing information, translating text and data, and creating ideas and responses to text. One useful feature in Claude is adding up to five files in PDF, txt, CSV, and other formats. Begin by creating an account using your email address or Google account. Enter your message in the chat box, and Claude will respond based on your input. Use the option to regenerate the request if you want to see different answers, or use the chat box to type in clarifying information to improve the response. View your chat history below the message box and click any chat to review the reply. Use the drop box with the message's title to rename the chat or delete it from your history. Always verify any information provided by ChatGPT before using it. Claude is an evolving tool, and many features regularly change (or upgrade).

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), chat (39), search strategies (23)

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Use this resource to improve productivity by asking it to create quizzes, rubrics, lesson plans, and more. Because Claude includes the option to add files, increase productivity further by attaching a worksheet and asking it to modify the content to differentiate learning or to suggest ideas for presenting the content in a different format. Be sure to ask for information as precisely as possible by including grade-level information, the subject you teach, content standards and teaching objectives, and options for differentiating instruction. Math teachers can ask Claude to explain the content differently or ask for ideas on applying math topics to everyday life. In social studies or science, ask Claude to generate a vocabulary list or create a story based on your lessons incorporating essential vocabulary terms. ELA teachers might use Claude to get suggestions for interventions to support struggling readers or to find additional resources to support current lessons. Always verify any information provided by ChatGPT before using it. Claude is an evolving tool, and many features change (or upgrade) regularly.

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AI: More Than Human - Google Arts and Culture

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AI: More Than Human provides an extensive look at the development and uses of artificial intelligence (AI) through many different viewpoints. Begin with the basics by reading the article,...more
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AI: More Than Human provides an extensive look at the development and uses of artificial intelligence (AI) through many different viewpoints. Begin with the basics by reading the article, What is AI? and follow a timeline highlighting important moments that define AI. Next, view a series of videos that explain AI uses and critical topics. Additional resources include an AI exhibition, a look at how AI works, cultural issues, how AI combines with art and nature, and the use of AI in art. Be sure to visit the links at the bottom of the page to explore additional stories, images, videos, and experiments.

tag(s): animation (62), artificial intelligence (79), musical instruments (46), poetry (187), psychology (67), rhythm (20), STEM (254)

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Use the information on this site to develop your understanding of AI, along with increasing your awareness of the benefits and negative aspects of AI. Take advantage of the activities shared on More Than Human for students to explore music and art activities. For example, select Create Your Own Artwork to create a Poem Portrait by adding one word to generate an addition to a collective poem or provide students with time to explore 12 Songs Created by Artificial Intelligence. Share articles and experiments with students by creating a Wakelet, reviewed here collection that includes links to materials found on this site and others of your choosing. After exploring the many applications of AI, ask students to debate the pros and cons of using Artificial Intelligence. Visit ProCon,reviewed here and search for artificial intelligence to find a discussion on the pros and cons of AI, along with discussion questions and an extensive resource list to use for research. Ask students to create videos, infographics, or multimedia presentations using Canva Edu, reviewed here to share their knowledge of AI.

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QuestionWell - Maya Bialik LLC

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QuestionWell uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate multiple-choice questions, learning objectives, and essential questions based on your text. Begin by signing in using your...more
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QuestionWell uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate multiple-choice questions, learning objectives, and essential questions based on your text. Begin by signing in using your Google account, then add a topic, select a language (QuestionWell responds in over a dozen languages), and paste an optional reading passage. Leave the reading passage blank for QuestionWell to write a passage for you. When ready, click "Generate Set" to generate a set of multiple-choice questions and the reading passage if selected. Choose all questions, remove unwanted questions, or add your questions before sharing them with students. When ready, use the export link to print your quiz or share it with several sites, including Quizziz, reviewed here, Kahoot, reviewed here, Google Forms, reviewed here, and others. Free accounts allow members to copy and paste reading passages of up to 1,000 words and create multiple-choice questions.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), assessment (145), Formative Assessment (68), quiz (66), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Use QuestionWell to create review questions based on your selected reading materials, or let QuestionWell generate text based on your topic to use as an introduction to upcoming lessons. For example, as an introduction to an upcoming unit on the solar system, ask QuestionWell to generate questions about the solar system and include your grade level. Use the provided questions and personalize them as needed, then share the questions and reading passage to engage students in learning about your upcoming topic. Use the essential questions generated with your topic as a starting point for extending learning through project-based learning opportunities. Learn more about Project Based Learning and find helpful resources at TeachersFirst Project-Based Learning Special Topics Page, reviewed here.
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Digital Learning and Teaching Resources - Miss Aird Teach

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Microsoft users, this site is for you! This site shares printable guides on how to use many of the most popular Microsoft products, such as Immersive Reader, Live Captions, and ...more
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Microsoft users, this site is for you! This site shares printable guides on how to use many of the most popular Microsoft products, such as Immersive Reader, Live Captions, and Reading Coach. Each guide includes a short explanation of the product and quick visual guides to essential components of the product. Most guides are on one easy-to-follow page; however, the guide with Digital Tools for Accessibility is thirty-seven pages and contains many helpful tips and suggestions for supporting students with disabilities. Click on the pop-out link on any of the thumbnails to view information as a full page and print.

tag(s): Accessibility (9), disabilities (29), Microsoft (84), professional development (379)

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Bookmark and save this site as a quick resource for understanding many of the features built into Microsoft products--print guides as needed to share with students and parents. Take advantage of the Digital Tools for Accessibility Presentation materials to learn more about ways to support students with disabilities. Consider using the accessibility presentation as part of your professional development activities within your school or district by saving it as a Microsoft Word document, then add collaborators to add comments as part of your ongoing discussions.
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning - U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology

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This document shares information and recommendations for educators to consider and implement as part of their understanding and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The...more
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This document shares information and recommendations for educators to consider and implement as part of their understanding and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The document includes chapters on ethics, a sense of AI, teaching and learning, formative assessment, and more. The final chapter consists of a series of recommendations based on two guiding questions in the document: What is our collective vision of a desirable and achievable educational system that leverages automation while protecting and centering human agency? On what timeline will we be ready with the necessary guidelines and guardrails along with convincing evidence of positive impacts so that we can ethically and equitably implement this vision widely?

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), professional development (379)

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Include this document as part of your research and understanding of how to address the use of AI in education. Consider including the document as part of your professional development activities within your school or district. For example, use Fiskkit, reviewed here to begin discussions virtually. Begin by adding the link to Fiskkit to create a shareable document that allows you to add highlights to important text, rate or tag information, and discuss the contents virtually. Create a professional library of information related to AI using Padlet, reviewed here. Include professional articles, classroom use suggestions, and online AI tools in your Padlet.
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Almanack - Almanack.ai

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Almanack uses AI (artificial intelligence) to generate lesson plans and materials for educators. Create an account to begin using Almanack and access your account dashboard. Select...more
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Almanack uses AI (artificial intelligence) to generate lesson plans and materials for educators. Create an account to begin using Almanack and access your account dashboard. Select the Resources link to choose from options to create a resource. Options include assessments, group activities, slide decks, and additional activities. After selecting one of the tools, follow the prompts to add course information, learning objectives, and outcomes. Export materials created by Almanack to Google Docs, PowerPoint, or Google Slides and edit as needed, depending on the type of tool made. Use the Courses link to develop lessons and units using Almanack's suggestions or add information manually.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), assessment (145), presentations (15), Teacher Utilities (143), worksheets (71)

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Use Almanack to quickly create classroom slide presentations, worksheets, and learning activities. Quickly create materials to differentiate instruction using the same topic but adjusting for different grade levels to meet students' abilities. A straightforward way to learn how to use Almanack is by beginning with the resources section. For example, start with video recommendations to find YouTube videos to include with your lessons. Being as specific as possible with requests will lead to the best suggestions that meet your needs.

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MagicSchool - Adeel Khan

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What if you could magically create rubrics, quizzes, and scaffold assignments? MagicSchool does it for you...and more! Create an account at MagicSchool to view the dozens of tools and...more
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What if you could magically create rubrics, quizzes, and scaffold assignments? MagicSchool does it for you...and more! Create an account at MagicSchool to view the dozens of tools and generators available using AI (artificial intelligence). After selecting a tool, use the included options to define terms such as grade level, text levels, or topics for your needs. Many tools also have opportunities to refine the results, including translation to several languages and length of response. MagicSchool also offers Raina, an education chatbot. Use Raina to answer school-related questions such as teaching ideas, research on pedagogy, and behavior management strategies. MagicSchool's database is trained on best practices for educators, is FERPA compliant, and declines non-educational requests. When using AI generation tools, always check the results for accuracy before using them.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), multilingual (62), quiz (66), quizzes (88), rubrics (32), Special Needs (52), Teacher Utilities (143), vocabulary (234)

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Use MagicSchool as a time-saving tool to support many professional needs in your classroom and increase productivity. For example, save time by choosing from the student support tools to generate ideas for IEPs or suggestions for behavior management. Prepare classroom newsletters quickly by sharing relevant information and asking MagicSchool to write your newsletter. Quickly create lessons, unit plans, rubrics, and more using the tools in the planning section.

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AI is for Everyone, Everywhere - EdSurge

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"AI is for Everyone, Everywhere" is a teacher research guide on integrating artificial intelligence into education. The research handbook includes webinars and The Hands-On AI Projects...more
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"AI is for Everyone, Everywhere" is a teacher research guide on integrating artificial intelligence into education. The research handbook includes webinars and The Hands-On AI Projects for the Classroom guide are from ISTE and GM. Guides contain innovative, student-driven projects that meet subject area standards while teaching students the foundations of AI and how it impacts our society. This research guide includes an extensive, downloadable document with in-depth projects and lesson plans to teach students about artificial intelligence. Separate guides are available for elementary, secondary, electives, computer science, and ethics and are available in multiple languages, including; English, Spanish, and Arabic. Look at the projects by scrolling down the page and finding the section that says 1. Select a group, 2. Select a Language. Then you download the PDF Guide.
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tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), Research (81)

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Read over the guide deciding which parts need to be shared with the class. Introduce the guide and the projects to students on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector through the part "activate prior knowledge." Then pair more computer savvy students with novice computer users or weak readers with stronger readers as needed. Next, the student-driven approach to the projects includes "Take a Closer Look" activities are scaffolded, guided learning activities that connect subject-area content and artificial intelligence concepts. "Culminating Performances" are meaningful performance tasks that challenge students to synthesize their learning and reflect on what they have learned. Once students have finished the first project, consider setting up computer stations for students to try out the different AI projects. Allow partners to work together.

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Cracking the Code: Coding in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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Cracking the Code is part of TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and provides book suggestions and activities...more
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Cracking the Code is part of TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and provides book suggestions and activities to support students in learning about basic coding, including as a means to extend learning in content areas. This article provides background knowledge on valuable life skills learned by coding, such as problem-solving and critical thinking. Next, the activities section includes a suggested list of picture books and activities that engage students in learning about and practicing coding skills. The extension activities include ideas for using coding skills in content and discusses possible resources for grants and scholarships as a fundraising option for bringing robots into the classroom as a coding experience. Content on this site includes correlations to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): book lists (158), coding (87), professional development (379), STEM (254)

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Include the suggested books and activities with your current lessons on coding. If you are new to coding, begin by offering activities found at Hour of Code, reviewed here. Although Hour of Code is an annual event held each December, the activities are always available, including options for beginners through advanced coders. Encourage your more tech-savvy students to become instructors and provide tutorials for their peers. Ask them to use a screen recording tool like Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here, to create short instructional videos demonstrating different methods for creating code.

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Classroom Management: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, & Virtual - TeachersFirst

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Discover many resources and ideas for creating positive and effective learning environments in any classroom using the learning modules provided by TeachersFirst. Choose from modules...more
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Discover many resources and ideas for creating positive and effective learning environments in any classroom using the learning modules provided by TeachersFirst. Choose from modules offered by grade levels, virtual classroom management, or technology that provides specific procedures utilizing age/grade-appropriate classroom management tools and techniques in your classroom. If desired, receive a professional development certificate by signing up and completing the course questionnaire.

tag(s): classroom management (127), professional development (379), remote learning (61)

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Take advantage of the learning modules shared on this site to learn new classroom management ideas or revitalize your current classroom management procedures. Share this information with peers during your grade-level planning sessions to support fellow educators and collaborate on best practices. If you would like to document your understanding and participation in completing the learning modules, complete the course questionnaire and share it with your school or district's professional learning team to obtain professional learning documentation.

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Professional Learning Log - TeachersFirst

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The Professional Learning Log shared by TeachersFirst is a form that provides documentation of independent participation in TeachersFirst professional learning opportunities. Choose...more
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The Professional Learning Log shared by TeachersFirst is a form that provides documentation of independent participation in TeachersFirst professional learning opportunities. Choose the provided link to access and open the learning log in Microsoft Word or as a Google Doc. Add information that includes the activity, date, and time spent on the learning opportunity. Next, complete each section that discusses TeachersFirst resources accessed, such as Twitter Chats, blog posts, or OK2Ask webinars. Next, complete the summary and next steps portions to reflect upon your learning and plan for future implementation of the ideas learned.

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Use the information on this page and the accompanying form to take advantage of the many professional learning opportunities offered by TeachersFirst and receive professional development credits from your school or district. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to use online resources such as Canva Edu, reviewed here, Microsoft products, and Elementari, reviewed here. Document your professional learning as you learn about classroom strategies found in the TeachersFirst blog posts,found here or through interactions with professionals worldwide when participating in TeachersFirst's bi-weekly Twitter Chats, found here.

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I'm Trying to Love Math - TeachersFirst

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I'm Trying to Love Math is part of TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and provides book suggestions and activities...more
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I'm Trying to Love Math is part of TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here and provides book suggestions and activities to encourage interest in math. The background knowledge portion of the article shares some historical perspectives on the evolution of mathematics, beginning with a bone found in the Democratic Republic of Congo over 20,000 years ago. Next, scroll through the activities section to find math-related picture book suggestions and additional ideas for learning about mathematicians through biographies. The extension activity idea shares how to promote interest in math by creating brackets similar to those used with March Madness to determine the most influential mathematician of all time. Content on this site includes correlations to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): biographies (93), book lists (158), careers (138), census (12), charts and graphs (169), data (144), professional development (379)

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Bookmark this article to save as a resource for incorporating literature into math lessons and engaging students with learning about mathematicians by researching their lives and career paths. Encourage students to think about the many uses of math in their daily lives using Google Jamboard, reviewed here. Create a Jamboard slide and ask students to add a sticky note anytime they use math during the day. Extend this activity by adding a slide with columns and asking students to identify the type of math used during their day. For example, create columns that include geometry, measurement, data collection, and numbers. Use this information to create graphs and analyze students' different uses of math throughout the day. In addition to the Data Gif Maker, reviewed here suggested in the article, consider creating graphs and charts using LiveGap Charts, reviewed here to create charts representing data in many formats.

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I believe that integration is a marvelous way to help students to better understand math concepts. I have employed the use of integrating Science in my Math classroom and it has enlightened the student's way of thinking. Not only are they able to associate math with shopping, time management and buildings but they see where it can be applied to another subject area. Roxanne, , Grades: 3 - 5

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Dewey Know How to Find Information - TeachersFirst

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"Dewey" Know How to Find Information: Finding Nonfiction Resources in a Traditional Library Format is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed...more
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"Dewey" Know How to Find Information: Finding Nonfiction Resources in a Traditional Library Format is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here. This article shares background knowledge and activities to teach students how to efficiently use the Dewey Decimal System to search and find nonfiction resources for research. Resources include book suggestions, videos, and online learning suggestions. Activities provide ideas for teaching about the Dewey Decimal System through tech and non-tech methods.

tag(s): reading strategies (96), Research (81)

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Take advantage of the many resources and activities shared on this site to provide direct instruction to students on using the Dewey Decimal System to find materials for research projects and encourage learning about topics of personal interest. In addition, engage students in learning using Blooket, reviewed here, to create entertaining learning quizzes and games for individuals and groups of players. Blooket also includes "homework only" activities for use as flipped learning lessons.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Using Non-Fiction Text Features to Find Information Efficiently - TeachersFirst

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This article is part of TeachersFirst's Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist! seriesfound here and shares background knowledge, activities,...more
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This article is part of TeachersFirst's Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist! seriesfound here and shares background knowledge, activities, and extensions to teach students how to learn to read for research purposes. Begin with the introduction and background knowledge information to understand the importance of teaching students how to identify and use nonfiction text features. Next, this article provides many activities to guide students in understanding nonfiction text features. The final portion of this resource includes extension activities that encourage students to think about text features differently and encourage critical thinking skills.

tag(s): professional development (379), reading comprehension (142), reading strategies (96)

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Share this article and the included activities with peers as part of your professional development activities. Work with your peers to identify specific nonfiction texts to use during your lessons. One excellent resource for finding short, nonfiction articles is Newsela, reviewed here. Assign articles to students through Newsela and differentiate information based on individual student needs. Use Newsela's annotation feature to highlight text features discussed during your lessons.

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What Do Snowmen Do In Summer? - TeachersFirst

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What Do Snowmen Do In Summer? - is one of the TeachersFirst Help! I lost my media/library specialist collection found here that...more
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What Do Snowmen Do In Summer? - is one of the TeachersFirst Help! I lost my media/library specialist collection found here that features topics and resources that focus on integrating literacy with technology. The Introduction and Background Knowledge discuss how important it is, yet how hard it is, to keep children engaged in literacy once summer vacation arrives and the weather gets nice. The Activities suggest how to get books into kid's hands with links and ideas for where to find them. Some exciting ideas for activities are offered, such as Camp Book-it, Chuck E Cheese Reward Calendar, and a few others. The last section of the article suggests Extension activities you may not have thought about regarding summer literacy. Ideas found on this resource include correlation to ISTE and AASL National School Library Standards.

tag(s): commoncore (75), literacy (106), summer (26)

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Browse through the suggested activities found in this article. Then, create a Wakelet, reviewed here, page of books and ideas, and post it on your teacher or school webpage. If the school library is open during the summer, ask them to post your Wakelet page, too. Wakelet gives you the ability to have a cover image and background for your wakes, which makes them much more engaging and easily identifiable, especially for young or visual students!

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What is a Statistical Question? - United States Census Bureau

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What is a Statistical Question is a standards-based teacher's guide for providing lessons to instruct students on creating and identifying statistical questions. During the activity,...more
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What is a Statistical Question is a standards-based teacher's guide for providing lessons to instruct students on creating and identifying statistical questions. During the activity, students determine if the questions are statistical or not and then use the provided Radio Set Ownership Map and the United States Map for students to explore statistical questions and their features. During the final portion of the lesson, students write statistical questions based on data learned in the previous activity.

tag(s): census (12), data (144), statistics (116)

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Take advantage of this free lesson plan and the included ideas to introduce and reinforce the concept of statistical questions to your students. Integrate statistical questions with your lessons using Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets spreadsheets to visualize and analyze data. Ask students to share their data using Displayr, reviewed here to view the information in many different formats, including line graphs, bar charts, infographics, and much more. Extend learning by asking students to become statisticians by creating questions, gathering data, and sharing their analyses with peers. Use Microsoft Forms or Google Forms for students to collect data to begin their investigation.
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OK2Ask: My Time Learning - TeachersFirst

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K to 12
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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from February 2023. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from February 2023. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

Looking for a way to get just-in-time personalized PD? We've got the ticket for you. Join us as we explore websites and communities that offer free professional learning opportunities. Whether you're a beginner or a tech ninja, you'll find something to pique your interest and grow your teaching toolbox. Start making your learning path today! As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Learn about a variety of free professional learning resources; 2. Understand how to craft a learning path to fit their own professional growth; and 3. Develop a professional learning plan that includes regular reflection. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Focusable for Education - Focusable

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Focusable provides tools that support an increased focus on activities and recharging activities that provide tools for dealing with stress. Registration isn't required; however, it...more
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Focusable provides tools that support an increased focus on activities and recharging activities that provide tools for dealing with stress. Registration isn't required; however, it allows members to create classroom groups that monitor students' focused learning time and support teaching methods on how to relax and focus. Recharge activities include eye relief, neck stretch, and box breathing techniques. Focus activities include using a timer as a focused reminder with check-in points to add a video and reflect upon progress in completing the task at hand.

tag(s): DAT device agnostic tool (142), social and emotional learning (74), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Include Focusable as one of your tools to assist students who have difficulty staying on task or with students who have anxiety as a teaching tool to learn meditative breathing and focusing techniques. Download the Research Guide for Education to understand the research behind Focusable and learn about ways to incorporate Focusable into classroom routines that develop healthy work habits and routines. Then, be sure to add a link to Focusable on your class website or newsletter for students and parents to access at home. To reinforce your focus routines in the classroom, ask a student or a group of students to share a weekly report on progress using Focusable. Students may include new breathing techniques learned, how routines are used at home, or how paying attention to focusing techniques improves class performance. Record and share short student video presentations using Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here.

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TARA - Ian Cohen

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TARA is a suite of teacher utility tools created with special education teachers in mind but with support systems available for all teachers, coaches, and principals. Free plans include...more
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TARA is a suite of teacher utility tools created with special education teachers in mind but with support systems available for all teachers, coaches, and principals. Free plans include a lesson planner, strategy and resource bank, and a personalized homepage to access files, bookmarks, and action items easily. Your homepage has a to-do list to add action items to your calendar and view your schedule, a notepad for jotting down reminders, and access to the resource bank that includes 100s of classroom activities, organizers, and more. The Teacher Dashboard is the area to view upcoming lessons and review feedback. Visit the Classes page to add students, classes, collaborators, and co-teachers.

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TARA is worth a look at by all educators, even if it isn't used for lesson planning and calendar notifications, because of the easy access to the robust resource bank. To use the resource bank, select an option provided in the listed categories, then click the < next to the words "TARA's Resource Bank." A section that includes links to activities, videos, and additional resources available for that topic opens up. Add shortcuts to your HQ page for easy access to commonly-used resources, including NearPod, reviewed here, Pear Deck, reviewed here, and many other online tools.
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