Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.
You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – Part Two.
Here are this week’s picks:
I might be the last person in the world to learn about the “Google Explore” feature that was integrated into Google Docs last fall. You can read all about it here. There’s a little button on the bottom right of a Google Doc. Click on it and, as you write, related search items appear in a column. My Theory of Knowledge students are working on their Oral Presentation outlines now, and will soon be working on their essays. I’m going to ask them to try out “Explore” tomorrow – it seems like it could be very useful.
I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me. is from Vox. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.
Sharing the Depth of Knowledge Wheel With Students is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.
I’m adding this tweet to the same list:
DOK in the Content Areas. #empower17 pic.twitter.com/vDB8Q94rXb
— Sean Junkins (@sjunkins) March 26, 2017
Teaching the Vietnam War With Primary Sources From The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About The Vietnam War and to The Best Resources For Using Primary Sources.
Classroom layout – what does the research say? is from Teacher. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Classroom Seating Strategies.
I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources On Grading Practices:
Now this is a reflection-Ask students to justify their grade & prove why they did a good job-see what they say! 😄 #edchat #formativechat pic.twitter.com/aQVaImNfAc
— Bret Gosselin (@BretMistergesl) March 29, 2017
I’m adding this video to A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment: