Curriculum Connections

April 2015

Linking to Teacher Resources

Personalized Learning

The phrase “personalized learning” gets tossed around a lot in education circles. Sometimes it’s used in the context of educational technology tools that offer lessons keyed to the academic level of individual students. Other times it’s referring to the personal touch of a teacher getting to know a student, learning about their interests and tailoring lessons to meet both their needs and their passion areas. As with most education jargon, the phrase isn't fixed, but it usually connects to the idea that not all students need the same thing at the same time. It implies choice, multiple pathways to learning, many ways to demonstrate competency and resists the notion that all students learn the same way. Read More,

50 Great Apps for Teachers

For a change of pace, here’s a list of “awesome” apps for teachers from Scholastic Instructor magazine offering activities for a wide range of subjects. These were chosen through crowdsourcing on Scholastic’sFacebook page for teachers as well as with help from the magazine’s teacher advisers and education bloggers. They were published in a recent edition of the magazine, and I am republishing them with permission.

Accessing the FIP Blog

Text Complexity

End of the Year Activities

Its the end of the school year. Students start to get restless. Testing is over and they are feeling drained. As teachers, its hard to keep your students engaged. This website has some great End of Year Activities for all age groups.

These are two that stood out to me.

Language Arts: Parody of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" for grades 7-12.

Music & LA: Sing Around the Campfire for grades K-5.


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