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Who is Burning the Cognitive Calories? Rethinking Lecture in Social Studies

Who is Burning the Cognitive Calories? Rethinking Lecture in Social Studies

I pride myself on my lectures. I was voted “Best Lecturer” in the 2013 Sherwood High School yearbook. I’ve been told that my lectures are easily understood, engaging, interactive with plenty of student discourse–and I’m pretty darn funny! My students consistently scored very well on the Advanced Placement U.S. history exam. So what’s the issue? Lecturing works.

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Gettin’ Triggy with It – Using Digital Interactives to Introduce Trigonometric Graphing

The concept of graphing trigonometric functions contains one of the biggest shifts in mathematical thought for students in secondary mathematics. Students have just been introduced to radian measure after years of working with degree measure. The unit circle is unveiled on the coordinate plane and students are taught that the coordinates of points along its circumference can be represented as

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Future@Now: A New Math Experience

For decades, math education has been a lightning rod for controversy. As educators, experts, and policymakers have debated the “right” way to teach mathematics, American students continue to lag further behind their international peers and superintendents and Boards of Education continue to search for solutions. The most recent NAEP scores show that only one-quarter of

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Back in the Classroom – Instruction With Digital Resources

“An organization can only become the-best-version-of-itself to the extent that the people who drive that organization are striving to become better-versions-of-themselves.” – Matthew Kelly, The Dream Manager Recently I had the chance to teach students at one middle school in Alan B. Shepard Middle School. I was a 7th grade math teacher that day, and

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Ford’s Theatre 150 VFT: Calling For Student Questions

Earlier this month we invited you to join us LIVE on March 26, 2015 at 1pm ET for a virtual field trip to Ford’s Theatre.  In addition to registering, we’d like to invite you to submit a question using the questions box on the homepage, or to send us a video of one of your

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Join Discovery Education Techbook LIVE 2015

We look forward to you joining Discovery Education and fellow educators around the world for Techbook LIVE 2015: a free, day-long virtual professional learning event sharing some of the most effective strategies for integrating Discovery Education Techbook digital content. To join the Techbook LIVE 2015 webcast, go to http://links.discoveryeducation.com/TechbookLIVEwebcast on Saturday, January 24, any time

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DEN STARs: Get Science Techbook™ Courtesy of 3M

Dear STAR Discovery Educator, Thank you for your active participation in the Discovery Educator Network.  Discovery Education and 3M are excited to offer the Discovery Education Science Techbook™ to 300 DEN STARs for the rest of the 2014-2015 school year (ending June 30, 2015). You can sign-up and access this promotion by logging into Discovery Education and

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Getting APPy with Techbook: ThingLink

Want to make your pictures and images interactive? ThingLink (iPad & Android) is the perfect tool to make your images and pictures come alive by placing Techbook notes, interactive links, songs, other images, and even videos on top of them. Use the Share feature of any of your Techbook and Streaming resources to link this resource

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