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8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

MARCH 28, 2014

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

I think when we talk about using music or art or theater in the Core classes, there is still this persistent suspicion that a teacher who plays music in the classroom must be too "soft" or "granola-y." Don't get angry; I'm just stating an…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on April 15, 2014 at 10:01am

North Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts

North Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts

2014 Conference

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on March 24, 2014 at 4:00pm

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear.

In the '60s, students studied language with headsets and few visual aids. Not a good idea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Diane Cole

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on March 12, 2014 at 4:58pm

Everyone Needs More Apps and Links, Right?

Rubrics in the Gifted Project Based Classroom

Everyone Needs More Apps and Links, Right?

February 13, 2014

This afternoon, I was cleaning out my Google Drive of some old documents and things I no longer needed and came across a presentation that I had planned on…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on February 25, 2014 at 10:06am

10 Major Technology Trends in Education

10 Major Technology Trends in Education

We have a first look at the results from the latest Speak Up survey, which polled hundreds of thousands of teachers, students, administrators, parents and community members about technology trends in education.

  • By Chris Riedel
  • 02/03/14

According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the…

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Posted by Timothy Gangwer on February 11, 2014 at 10:18am

 

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8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts ClassroomMARCH 28, 2014Heather Wolpert-GawronI think when we talk about using music or art or theater in the Core classes, there is still this persistent suspicion that a teacher who plays music in the classroom must be too "soft" or "granola-y." Don't get angry; I'm just stating an observation of perception, not a fact of truth. I would push back, however, that using the arts in the core…See More
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American Hustle movie coffee table reflection (and dust)© 2014 Timothy Gangwer
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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I HearA new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear.In the '60s, students studied language with headsets and few visual aids. Not a good idea.PHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICDiane Colefor National GeographicPUBLISHED MARCH 12, 2014Next time something you hear goes in one ear and out the other, you have a built-in…See More
Mar 12
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Everyone Needs More Apps and Links, Right?

Rubrics in the Gifted Project Based ClassroomEveryone Needs More Apps and Links, Right?February 13, 2014This afternoon, I was cleaning out my Google Drive of some old documents and things I no longer needed and came across a presentation that I had planned on presenting sometime back. I didn’t get the chance to because of some reason I don’t remember. So I decided that I would…See More
Feb 25
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10 Major Technology Trends in Education

10 Major Technology Trends in EducationWe have a first look at the results from the latest Speak Up survey, which polled hundreds of thousands of teachers, students, administrators, parents and community members about technology trends in education.By Chris Riedel02/03/14According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the…See More
Feb 11
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Could Your Child Be a Visual Learner?

          JANUARY 26, 2014Could Your Child Be a Visual Learner?The following is a guest post by Sheila Gingras.  She is the mother of a highly gifted, visual-spatial teenage daughter. Is your child a whiz at Lego or complex computer and video games?  Can they do things with a computer that you never dreamed of at their age?  Do they love drawing, painting, drama, dance, or…See More
Feb 4
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Creating Learning Environments

Creating Learning EnvironmentsJANUARY 3, 2014Photo credit: VeerA while ago I witnessed students taking computer-based classes passing their tests with ease until I figured out what they were doing. They had two screens open -- one was the computer-based course and the other screen was Google, Wikipedia, or Ask Jeeves. When they ran across a question they did not know, they just looked up the answer on one of those other sites (we shut that capacity down in a jiffy).This incident made me think a…See More
Jan 15
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January 16th Visual Teaching Webinar With Timothy Gangwer

ATPE Teacher Support Program and TAGT-Twice Exceptional: The Intersection of Giftedness and Learning DisabilitiesSummary:Meet the needs of all your students by attending this webinar sharing resources and tips for differentiation. Produced in partnership with the Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented. Join us to learn about working with tiered learning for all levels of students, including gifted and talented and those in special education.Examine defining twice-exceptional and looking…See More
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Dec 19, 2013
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The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

GAME-BASED LEARNING SUBSCRIBE TO RSSThe Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based LearningDECEMBER 10, 2013A student at Quest to Learn playing Minecraft. Photo credit: Institute of PlayMinecraft, the popular sandbox game, is …See More
Dec 17, 2013
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20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About By SandraMiller on November 17, 2013 inShare83 Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with stud…

20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know AboutBy  on November 17, 2013inShare83Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day,…See More
Dec 3, 2013
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A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship Skills

A Visual Guide To Teaching Students Digital Citizenship SkillsBy  on November 23, 2013Though we’ve talked about digital citizenship in the past, since we’re constantly using technology and interacting in digital communities, an ongoing…See More
Nov 26, 2013
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How Sleep Helps Visual Learning In The Brain

How Sleep Helps Visual Learning In The BrainPosted: 11/12/2013 8:16 am ESTSleep amps up brainwaves that play a role in visual learning, a new study suggests.Brown University researchers asked study participants to complete a visual task where they had to identify diagonal…See More
Nov 13, 2013
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In My Shoes

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Nov 1, 2013
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In My Shoes

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Oct 29, 2013
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Media + Critical Thinking

John Schaefer, Director, Children’s Media WorkshopThe formula is quite simple:Media is the language of our culture.+ The educational system uses virtually no 21st Century media.= DisconnectThe solution is also quite straightforward:Media + Critical Thinking  The average US 8 to 18 year old participates in 10 hours and 45 minutes of media daily. Some of this is multitasking, but it is clear that their lives are dominated by media. By the way, these figures come from the Kaiser Family Foundation,…See More
Oct 12, 2013
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Young Kids and Technology at Home

BRAIN-BASED LEARNING SUBSCRIBE TO RSSYoung Kids and Technology at HomeJANUARY 4, 2013Photo credit: paulm via flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)When I was a kid, the main reason my mom limited our television time was x-rays.…See More
Oct 8, 2013
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CLASSIC WORKS OF ART

CLASSIC WORKS OF ARTThe School of Athens by RaphaelExposing students to great pieces of art is an easy way to enhance a lesson, provide a visual way to practice a skill, and educate our students beyond the prescribed curriculum.For example, if you’re teaching students to “compare and contrast,” open with a couple interesting works of art then move to the text.Here are…See More
Sep 4, 2013
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