Wonder how you can interact with and learn from an #EdTech company? Here's your chance to find out from an educator who has done just that! Join Wake County North Carolina teacher and instructional technology facilitator David Balmer at ISTE as he shares his experiences working with Curriculum Pathways during
Imagine students using an atlas equipped with annotation tools to create color-coded map labels that describe the hows and whys of inquiry-based learning. Consider a project asking students to identify the local, regional, or international origin of the food they eat. They could document each meal on an annotated map. Creating
Curriculum Pathways offers a suite of Quick Tutorials: Spanish for learning core Spanish content for beginning, intermediate and advance levels. Students watch a video and listen to native speakers, Carmen and Roberto, as they discuss several topics. Each tutorial highlights the proper use and form of a grammatical element in
Active (close, engaged) reading involves analyzing the meaning and context of new content. According to ASCD, the goal of close reading is to uncover many layers of meaning. But first students must grasp the functional meaning of each word and reference in the text. Writing centers at George Mason and many other universities offer
Too often both students and teachers overlook the tools that technology offers to assist in the active reading process. Online tools that streamline the challenging steps in close/active reading give teachers the opportunity to engage as coaches, helping students to explore the layers of meaning in a text. For instance, try Explore!
Authentic materials are not produced for the purpose of language teaching; instead, they are created by native speakers for native speakers (e.g., realia such as menus, literary excerpts, poems, broadcasts, ...). For English Language Learners, teachers need to make sure that the authentic materials and resources (#authres) contain appropriate features