Author Archives: Ginny Washburne

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SOS: Half The Picture

SOS: Half The Picture

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Half The Picture PDF Version Background: In essence, the active processing theory rests on a principle of “use it or lose it” (Kaufeldt, 2010). This means that students must be actively involved in what

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SOS: Read All About It

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Read All About It PDF Version Background Summarization is restating the main ideas of a text with as few words as possible. Summarizing can be written, spoken or acted out through drama, music, in

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SOS: XO Let’s Go!

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. ***This strategy has been modified from DEN STAR Terra-Lee Gratton. You can find her resource HERE. *** XO Let’s Go PDF Version Background “I’m ‘X,’ You’re ‘O’…Let’s Go” is a paired, verbal fluency, instructional

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Attention Austin Area Educators!

Attention educators in the Austin, TX area! Discovery Education will be hosting an exclusive event on Monday, December 16th from 6:15-7:45 pm at the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin and we would love for you and your team to join! This event will provide an exclusive opportunity for Texas educators, administrators, community members and students to

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SOS: Four Corners

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.   Four Corners PDF Version Background The four corners teaching strategy is a cooperative teaching and learning strategy that empowers students to take part in group activities. It is a helpful strategy to use

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SOS: PMI

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. PMI PDF Version Background Trying to come to a decision isn’t always easy, especially when there is no clear answer. PMI is an effective brainstorming strategy that can be used to weigh the pros

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SOS: Sound Check!

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Sound Check PDF Version Background When students are learning new information, it is important to engage their senses. Video leverages both visual and auditory senses, but if students are not asked to do something

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SOS: Connect The Dots

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Connect The Dots PDF Version Background It’s easy to get caught up in the race to ensure that the curriculum is “covered” by the end of the year. This does not guarantee that the

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SOS: Who Are You?

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Who Are You? PDF Version Background If we want students to focus on learning, we must first make sure they feel safe and secure. “Before students will turn their attention to cognitive learning (the

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SOS: 25 Things You Didn’t Know

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. 25 Things You Didn’t Know About… PDF Version Background Open just about any entertainment magazine and you will inevitably find a page that shares “25 Things You Didn’t Know About” a certain celebrity. They

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