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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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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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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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Using Google Earth and its flight simulator to motivate...

Using Google Earth and its flight simulator to motivate students to study Geography and History Install Google Earth on the students' computers, and then show the students how to use the flight simulator ... even young children can master this because it's fun ... to "fly over" [and around] specific sites to look at the geographic detail and how the particular cities/towns and villages are configured amongst the natural ...more »

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