SOME USEFUL DOCUMENTS...


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Grammar Powerpoint - S. Swindells

Literary Analysis - S. Swindells


Embedding and the Heuristic - M. Rachwall, C. Felder


Joy Luck Club Unit Materials — B. Adams


— C. Felder


SOME TECH-DRIVEN LESSON PLANS...


Julis Caesar Movie project — S. Swindells

OBJECTIVE: Students write and create a film adaptation of the play. All students participate in one of many different roles, including planning, acting, set design, costumes and make-up, directing, filming, and editing. Students present their movie to the class and it becomes part of my rotation for the next two years until they graduate. Students are motivated by a sense of competition, to make the best (and often the funniest) version of the play each year.

From Jim Gates: "GELessons.com - A Free Public Resource - Providing Teachers with the tools needed to enhance their instruction using Google Earth®, the free program that brings the world to the classroom! A Website By and For Teachers." http://gelessons.com/

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Helpful Links...


The links below are ALWAYS in progress and should help us get going with Web 2.0...
http://www.lessonsfromliterature.org/aboutprogram.html - The link is a great resource if you’re interested in incorporating some anti-violence/anti-abuse/self-advocacy lessons into your curriculum. (S. Feeney)

Creating Assessments & Rubrics for English (S. Swindells)

Research supporting CFF can be found on EdHub: __http://www.pde.state.pa.us/edhub__

<Classrooms for the Future>, <Models, Research, & Reports>

For Curriculum Specific research you might try the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology <CARET> which is a project of ISTE.
__http://caret.iste.org__


National Council of Teachers of English website: __http://www.ncte.org__

Convert and save flash files by going to http://media-convert.com/.

This cue card program allows you to create cue cards and quiz yourself and even print them out. You can save the file and use it from year to year.
http://www.download.com/3000-2051-10075304.html

Check out __http://www.flocabulary.com/shakespeare.html__. A 9th grade English teacher used this as an example of how she wanted her students to create a musical composition describing one of the acts of Romeo and Juliet.

Kids can blog or discuss a story in a discussion forum. Some departments have set up a Moodle (closed network) for English discussion forums. A free forum is www.forumco.com

www.voicethread.com -- audio blogging for students (from P. Kinsey)

www.gaggle.net -- safe student e-mail (from P. Kinsey)

Students can also mindmap the story. A good web 2.0 ap is www.drawanywhere.com and www.gliffy.com.

www.gabcast.com allows kids to phone in and discuss story events. This site creates a free channel or channels for audio blogs.
Free and fun. Caller ID is a nice feature too.

Do you want to see what products we will be getting with the C.F.F. grant?
Sure you do! Check out our (not-too-distant) future here.

Classrooms for the Future - CDWG - Links to the goals and products that comprise CFF, according to our vendor.

Classrooms for the Future Coaches got their start at the Boot Camp; click here: C.F.F. Coach Moodle

Get around WebSense-blocked videos that you know are appropriate and would like to show in class. Take the video link and put it here: www.keepvid.com
This proxy will allow you to show that great version of Othello you found on YouTube, even if it is blocked in school.

Do you want to have your students chatting during your presentation? No, wait... you DO, as long as it's on-topic. This chatroom allows students to communicate while listening to a presentation or lesson, and allows YOU to monitor and review every post. www.davidwarlick.com/ajaxchat

Want to teleconference with your classroom on your day off? (No, I know you don't, but...) Want to talk to your son in England for free? How about a video-conference with your sister in Ohio? It’s free to download and free to call other people on Skype.

If you aren't doing this already, it's time to start being a social bookmarker.
Please join and contribute to http://del.icio.us/


Here is a cool site called voycabualry. It creates any text in a webpage into links to definitions from a variety of services.
__http://www.voycabulary.com/__

A short tutorial on this can be found at:
__http://www.cffcoach.org/__ click on my name under coaches courses.


Upload your pictures and share them. Copy and embed your photos into your presentations, movies, etc.:
http://www.twitter.com/

I hope our A-132 wiki can someday be as cool as this one:
http://jdorman.wikispaces.com

Here are the Promethean Boards we will soon have in our CFF Rooms:
www.atomiclearning.com

Register for Prof. Devel.:
http://www.embeddedlearningacademy.com/pde/21/forms/registration_october.cfm


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New Bloom’s Taxonomy (did you know it had changed?)

Caption: Terminology changes "The graphic is a representation of the NEW verbage associated with the long familiar Bloom's Taxonomy. Note the change from Nouns to Verbs [e.g., Application to Applying] to describe the different levels of the taxonomy. Note that the top two levels are essentially exchanged from the Old to the New version." (Schultz, 2005) (Evaluation moved from the top to Evaluating in the second from the top, Synthesis moved from second on top to the top as Creating.) Source: http://www.odu.edu/educ/llschult/blooms_taxonomy.htm
Caption: Terminology changes "The graphic is a representation of the NEW verbage associated with the long familiar Bloom's Taxonomy. Note the change from Nouns to Verbs [e.g., Application to Applying] to describe the different levels of the taxonomy. Note that the top two levels are essentially exchanged from the Old to the New version." (Schultz, 2005) (Evaluation moved from the top to Evaluating in the second from the top, Synthesis moved from second on top to the top as Creating.) Source: http://www.odu.edu/educ/llschult/blooms_taxonomy.htm
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21st Century Skills

ISTE NET*S 2007 (National Educational Technology Standards in pdf form from ISTE)

ISTE Wikispaces site