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Saturday, August 23, 2014

This is a very creative - doable idea for composition. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief!

Ky. elementary school uses Twitter in classroom lessons
A Kentucky elementary school is embracing Twitter as an instructional tool, with students composing tweets that will be compiled into stories and maintaining protected Twitter feeds. In addition to using the social media site for academic purposes, educators say they also are teaching students what they should -- and should not -- post online. The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) (tiered subscription model) (8/4)Bookmark and Share

Monday, August 18, 2014

This is an important study. Students are coming in with lower anguage nation wide. It is important for teachers to help students catch up early on. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Study highlights language-development benefits of inclusion
A study of 670 Ohio preschoolers found that students with disabilities gain significant language skills when they learn alongside peers without disabilities who have strong language skills. Data show some students' skills improved by almost 40% when interacting with the most highly skilled peers. (7/29)Bookmark and Share