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Love this!!! Beginning of the year- COOPERATION! Teams race to build the highest tower using spaghetti and marshmallows. When the time is up  (10 mins) discuss what made teams successful.

Spaghetti, Marshmallows, and COOPERATION!

I facilitated a lesson with 4th graders that involved spaghetti, marshmallows, and cooperation! I divided the class into groups of three or ...

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic
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Helping Students Become Better Online Researchers

When it comes to social media, students may know more than you, but as students progress through school, online research skills become more important.

Truth! - Keep this mind when teaching word-choice.
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4472 votes and 7607 views on Imgur: The magic of the Internet

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27 more ways to increase participation
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It’s really time to participate, Part 2

This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Great way to teach kids how to use the internet, embed songs into a classroom blog, and share their interests and concepts of themselves with the class.
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Poet Tree!
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Poet-Tree

By Elaine Pearson I love the whole concept of Bree Forsyth's Poet-Tree (see Blog Post June 30th 2011). Here is my rendition! I thought all those bright green leaves were just right for the onset of spring. Putting this display together was amazingly easy. I pulled one of the Wheelers book packages out of the recycle bin to make the trunk. The leaves have the names of poets on them and were gently folded in half at the trunk end to give some dimension. A suprising number of our students enjoy…

Fairy tale retellings--for kid's camp

List of Story Books for Boys and Girls... to keep them laughing and loving to read!

Remember those classic tales you grew up on, written and rewritten by so many by different authors? Well here's a new spin on them......

Honest Shakespeare is the Best Shakespeare
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Honest Shakespeare is the Best Shakespeare

Honest Shakespeare is the Best Shakespeare - School Fails

TED talks for kids.

New playlist: TED Talks for kids

Presenting the new TED playlist for March 15: TED Talks for kids.

Text Talk infographic - to prompt discussion about cell phones, grammar, and formal/informal usage.
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Is Texting Mangling the English Language? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do your OMGs and LOLs have you srsly forgetting how to write in proper English? This infographic explores the rise of texting and its effect on language.

The hip-hop of Shakespeare: MC Lars at TEDxUSC. Macbeth. The Raven. Masque of the Red Death.

The hip-hop of Shakespeare: MC Lars at TEDxUSC

Andrew Robert MacFarlane Nielsen, more commonly known as MC Lars, has experienced first-hand the power and influence of music. Discovering hip-hop for the fi...

14-year-old Naomi Horn says the heroine of JK Rowling's Harry Potter series remains a depressingly rare example of a fictional female respected for her education and intelligence. In Hermione’s world, being smart is what makes her important.

What's right with Hermione | Boing Boing

14-year-old Naomi Horn says the heroine of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series remains a depressingly rare example of a fictional female respected for her education and intelligence. In Hermione…

Myths, misfits & masks: Sana Amanat at TEDxTeen 2014 - YouTube. Importance of representation as illustrated by comic books.
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Myths, misfits & masks: Sana Amanat at TEDxTeen 2014

Sana Amanat has been in the publishing industry for the past nine years. Currently, she is an Editor at Marvel Entertainment, developing and managing creativ...

The History of English in 10 Minutes
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How is Ms. Marvel Changing Media for the Better? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios - Media - Representation

How is Ms. Marvel Changing Media for the Better? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/donateidea Popular media generally has a proble...