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Want to improve your students (and your own) vocabulary while engaging your class in the effort to end world hunger? Check out this weeks interactivity Free Rice. For every word you get right in this challenging-for-all-levels vocabulary game, Free Rice donates 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program. A sure win-winner.

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Miguel Guhlin As we externalize our thinking, it becomes less of I am an expert expounding on what I know and more of I am a learner, just like you, sharing what I'm learning so we can learn together. Our understanding of learning is changing. We need to think of learning as an experience that happens when we connect with others."

Bernie Pooles Essential Microsoft Office 2007, a series of 10 tutorials with skill consolidation exercises, is designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers learn the set of applications that include Word (including mail merge), Excel (including graphing and charting and Lookup Tables), Access (including searching, sorting, and reporting), and PowerPoint in the context of the K-12 classroom. They also include a lesson on the Office 2007 drawing and diagramming tools.

Technology Planning Weighing the relationship between technology investments and student growth in the technology planning process.

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"101 Amazing Earth Facts" Game Students work cooperatively to learn "101 Amazing Earth Facts" and then compete as teams in a Jeopardy-like game.

Earth Day On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day, an event designed to focus public attention on environmental issues. These sites help make students aware of the risks of neglecting the environment and of their responsibility for maintaining it.

A Techtorial As teachers, we frequently depend on such visual aids as maps, diagrams, charts, and graphs to teach or clarify lessons. How, though, do we point to features on a graphic that we send students electronically? Simple! We use Microsoft Excel. Let's create an interactive map and find out how."

Interactivity Help end world hunger with Free Rices vocabulary game.



Brenda Dyck Internet-based technologies have the potential to enhance and extend the principles of good language teaching and to modify and adapt language activities that teachers have used in the past."

Doug Johnson I am not convinced that todays kids need constant entertainment any more or less than any of us do. But they are more insistent on learning that is engaging. We need to make engagement the focus of our instructional strategy improvements."

Nancy Willard It is necessary to consider the ability, authority, and responsibility of school officials when it comes to prevention of, and intervention in, cyberbullying in each of the locations where school related cyberbullying occurs."

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The Boalsburg Grant Project Maile Peachey’s students learn that history happens in their own backyard.

What Is the Most Serious Problem Facing Earth? In this Earth Day WebQuest, student teams vie for funding from the fictional Help Our World (HOW) Foundation.

Science and Math Projects Connect Students Worldwide The Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) focuses on providing teachers with free real-time projects that connect students worldwide.

Total Reader: How Cool is That?

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Tapped In What’s going on at Tapped In this week?

Mr. Leahys Class This site celebrates the work of Mr. Leahys fourth grade students and communicates what students are studying and learning to parents and relatives.

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