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Spotlight on Strategies Series

Spotlight on Strategies Series

Do you know about our Spotlight on Strategies series?  If not, you should.  The Spotlight on Strategies (S.O.S.) is a weekly series where we are put the spotlight on some of our favorite integration strategies.  Each week, there is a new digital integration challenge. We’ll provide the background, give an example, set the challenge, and provide you

S.O.S: That Sums It Up!

Welcome to week 14 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. That Sums it Up! PDF Version Background According to Raymond Jones, on his site ReadingQuest.org, when student summarize they “strip away the extra verbiage and extraneous examples, focus

S.O.S: Get VENN-y With It!

Welcome to week 13 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Get VENN-y With It PDF Version Background According to Marzano, one high yield instructional strategy is helping students identify similarities and differences. In Harvey Silver’s book Compare and

S.O.S: Now Screening

Welcome to week 12 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Now Screening PDF Version                   Background According to John Medina, author of Brain Rules (a must read for educators), your

S.O.S: Six Word Stories

Welcome to week 11 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Six Word Stories PDF Version             Background According to Reading Rockets, “Summarizing teaches students how to discern the most important ideas in a

S.O.S: A-E-I-O-U

Welcome to week 10 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. A-E-I-O-U PDF Version               Background As students, particularly language learners, are developing their ability to interpret information, it is important that we

S.O.S.: Surround Sound

Welcome to week 9 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Surround Sound PDF Version               Background Hearing a few notes of sound can transport us back in time to an important moment

S.O.S.: Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to week 8 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt PDF Version             Background Utilizing video segments provides a wonderful opportunity to provide content to students in auditory and visual

S.O.S: Half the Story

Welcome to week 7 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Half the Story PDF Version           Background How many of us have ever struggled to begin student conversation around a particular topic? They say

S.O.S: Where in the World

Welcome to week 6 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Where in the World PDF Version           Background When we can’t take our children around the world, we need to find creative ways to

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