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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language. This is a great article for middle and high school teachers!

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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High School Science: Keep calm and do science!

Real world math errors for problem solving. Great math starters/journals. "What's wrong with this picture?"

10 Photos That Definitively Prove Math Is Really, Really Hard

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To show rotation: spin the ball. To show revolution: slide the ball around the pipe cleaner. The materials are so simple and inexpensive, you could make a classroom set of these and have students try it out themselves. You can make a larger scale model using a hula hoop and a wiffle ball. You will have to cut part of the ball open to get it around the hula hoop

Zap It...Put high frequency words on sticks (these are foam sticks) and write zap it on a few sticks. The kids pull sticks from a container and read the words. If someone gets Zap It, all of the sticks go back in the bin. Great word work #daily5

Questions to use during inquiry work, to encourage deeper thinking.

All for the Boys - Tea Rocket - fun science experiment!

Perfect example of tectonic plate movement.

DIY Science: Make your own constellation viewers from toilet paper tubes-has big dipper printable for Follow The Drinking Gourd

Primary Reading Party: Water Cycle I had each table draw and label the water cycle on a quart sized bag. We filled it with some water and taped it to the window. Today some condensation had formed and by the end of the day, there was some precipitation.

Fun, simple sight word game for new readers.

{Expectations aka Classroom Norms formerly known as Rules}

Dipity is a free digital timeline website that lets you share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps. Check out Web 2.0 Tools for the Global Classroom for more great ideas.

Check out Primary Source's online Resource Guide for ideas on how to use Glogster to create online multimedia posters in safe and private virtual classrooms.

Newton's First: with raw eggs. Pinner said: "ok, this is cool! Our family just tried it. I wish I had, had a camera for my husband's face when I knocked the pie pan! lol The kids think this is SO cool!"