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Grade appropriate books

Use the huge libraries of public domain, grade appropriate books to make sure that every student has books he or she is able to read.

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Tracking data

With all of the pushes to use data and the now endlessly diverse sources through which schools are generating data, all schools need a spreadsheet-style platform that will allow them to use and organize a large variety of information about students. GPA, SAT, state tests, AIMSweb, local benchmark assessments, etc. It's not going to work if we continually need to use so many sites to see the data.

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Leveraging the "Silent Stimulus"

We need to figure out how to leverage our outstanding research infrastructure for applications across the K-20(and beyond) curriculum. The "Silent Stimulus" includes high speed networks and high performance computing resources developed and owned by the national higher education community.

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Research based online lessons

A location for teachers to view lessons implemented in a classroom. The lessons would be based on best-practices and research based. Each lesson would include a video of a teacher implementing the lesson.

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Hybrid Professional Development for Teachers and Parents

At my district I am one of the members of a Learning Management System project team. We are in the process of determining and developing the lms for the use with professional developers. We have had constant pressure to find a solution to provide meaningful pd oppurtunites to staff, but at the same time lower the release time of staff away from students. It has always been an issue of finding the happy medium between ...more »

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Vocabulary Building Through Visualization Of Word Meanings To Cr

Typical vocabulary building begins with looking up words in the dictionary for their meanings, and this approach was used initially with the project, DA_7_8_RYSS by having the students go online and look up the definitions for their assigned words to begin to have an understanding. Retention of this understanding was the important component of the project, and a second approach was used by having the students visualize ...more »

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Understanding Multimedia, Humanity [Peers] and Oneself

Using Your Senses “Human beings are sensory creatures – that is, we operate not just through what we know but through what we see and hear and feel. Reading about something brings us understanding, but our senses of sight, hearing and touch deepen that understanding. Multimedia – combinations of words, sounds, images, video and animation – can provide that sensory input. Multimedia productions can take many forms, including ...more »

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Writing Of Web-based Children's Stories Through Acquisition of H

In keeping with the programming section of one of the chapters of the Grade 7 TEKS/TAKS Technology Applications textbook ... HTML or Web page building in this case ... the students will be using these acquired skills [source code writing] to incorporate stories for children as Web-based. The story writing ... source code writing and practice implemented the previous week ... is based on children's books that target ...more »

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Literacy Through Photography

Literacy Through Photography (LTP), the educational component of FotoFest International (Houston, Texas), is a writing program designed to help classroom students achieve better communication skills through the use of digital or film-based photography. FotoFest has combined with Tom Chambers at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [Houston, Texas] and Harold Olejarz at Eisenhower Middle School [Wyckoff, New Jersey] to pursue ...more »

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Banner Ad/Web Banner ... Internet Advertising - Copywriting

A web banner or banner ad is a form of advertising on the World Wide Web. This form of online advertising entails embedding an advertisement into a web page. It is intended to attract traffic to a website by linking to the website of the advertiser. The students were asked to create banners of the standard size to advertise various products and/or promote causes and ask for donations. Web banner production is an integral ...more »

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Texas - New Jersey Exchange

As a part of after-school programming, a core group of students from Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [Houston, Texas] and Eisenhower Middle School [Wyckoff, New Jersey] will go out as a team with teacher to document the environs on three or four separate occasions to be able to have an adequate amount of images for editing and exchange between the two student core groups at the two schools. An online blogging website ...more »

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"Flip Flop ... Classroom Evaluations"

"Flip Flop ... Classroom Evaluations" Students will be assigned to provide coverage of various teaching methods and classroom activities. The coverage will then be viewed for teaching style evaluations from a student perspective. The coverage will be imported into MovieMaker for editing and oral evaluation dubbing. The product ... movies ... will then be placed on the Internet for public consumption and feedback. ...more »

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