Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from February 27th, 2011

Learning Vocabulary with Pictures

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments · reading and technology

A great vocabulary positively impacts reading comprehension. I enjoy having students develop and film skits that illustrate the meaning of vocabulary words and how they are used. However, there is just not enough time in the day or year to develop skits for many vocabulary terms. Drawing pictures or finding pictures to illustrate words and […]

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Traveling the Middle Lane

February 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment · education issues, Traveling the Middle Lane

“Oh, my!” “I could never do that!” “God Bless You!” These are just a few of the typical comments I receive when I tell others I teach middle school students. Each age in life has some unique qualities, and I guess Middle School is no different. I love teaching Middle School – I think the […]

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Make My Day

February 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · education issues

As my students enter the classroom each day, posted on the Smartboard, they see the purpose of our lesson, a “Do Now,” and the class agenda. However, on Friday, I fell short and nothing was posted. As I stood in the hall waiting for the bell to ring so I could leave hall duty and […]

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How did I remember those song lyrics? Music and Memory

February 4th, 2011 · No Comments · reading and technology, reading and the brain

Flocabulary – Five Things (Elements of a Short Story) from Flocabulary on Vimeo. Have you ever heard your favorite song from high school days play on the radio, and you realize you remember all the lyrics? How is that possible? Music can enhance memory. Must be why we learned the Alphabet Song before we really […]

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Cinderella Fake Facebook Profile – MyFakeWall.com

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments · reading and technology

Cinderella Fake Facebook Profile – MyFakeWall.com. Recently I blogged about a Facebook template that I used with my students as part of a project on characterization in a work of fiction.  Thanks to Richard Byrne’s blog, Free Technology for Teachers,  I found another way to accomplish this project. My Fakewall is a free site that […]

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