Useful links

 

Getting Critical About Critical Thinking | Edutopia “Critical thinking is when the brain is active, making connections to the material and applying original thought to the concept. It’s the difference between struggling to remember (“ugh!”) and struggling to solve (“yeah!”).” Whilst all kids think, not all activities trigger critical thinking. There are some ideas here that use targeted approaches and strategies to cause those young brains to work.

Writing 25 Word Stories [Handout] | THE TEMPERED RADICAL “A 25 word story is exactly what it sounds like:  A 25 word story.  It’s a writing style that I first discovered by following Kevin Hogdson — a really remarkable sixth grade language arts teacher — in Twitter. ”

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Edutopia Updated post from @coolcatteacher (Vicky Davis.) ” Formative Assessment done as students are learning makes better teachers.” Some great ideas/tools discussed here.

Become an OneNote Expert in 50 minutes – Microsoft IT Showcase – YouTube Video how-to for the optimum usage of Microsoft OneNote, published on YouTube on 17 Feb 2017.
“Brian Moring, productivity trainer with Microsoft IT Showcase, demonstrates how to use OneNote for collaboration and increased productivity. Find out how to create a OneNote notebook, manage your task list and action items, and share notes in meetings. Shows how OneNote integrates with other Office apps, and learn how to access OneNote from Windows, iOS, or Android device. Brian answers questions about best practices for using OneNote.”

10 Reasons to Create Makerspaces in Your School – The Edvocate 10 things to consider when thinking about creating a makerspace in your classroom.. These should assist you to understand why you would consider it and encouragement to do it.

How to Self-Edit Infographic | Now Novel Learning how to self-edit your writing empowers you to polish your prose. Ernest Hemingway famously quipped that you should ‘write drunk and edit sober’. This might not be good advice for teetotallers (or in general). But there is a grain of truth in Hemingway’s words: you need a state of mental clarity that allows you to be methodical when editing. A professional editor who has polished many novels can turn your promising manuscript into a sleek novel. Yet if you can’t afford professional editing services at present, or want to tidy up your work before showing it to an editor, you can learn how to self-edit well. Useful infographic that lists the for top tips on editing your story

Write. Create. Publish: 4 Student-Centered Writing Projects to do Before Summer Break | Shaelynn Farnsworth Ideas to encourage students to start writing and sharing their voice with the classroom and globe. This will foster engagement, relevance, and practice with essential skills all students need.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves Test your comma IQ  – online quiz

School Librarians of Rhode Island Raising the Profile of Their Profession | School Library Journal  The School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLRI) found that the image students, and parents in particular, held of Rhode Island public school libraries was behind the times. It was clear that perception needed to evolve along with reality.What they decided to do is explained.

How to Use Google Forms’ New Quizzes Feature – Using Technology Better

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