Helping Students through the Writing Process

26 03 2018

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As students prepare for the end of the year, many are focused on finishing final essays. Help students at any level think like a writer with Writing Navigator – a suite of no-cost tools that takes students through the entire writing process, from planning to publishing.


Help students through the four-step writing process

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Writing Navigator goes beyond identifying what’s right and what’s wrong. It prompts students to make creative decisions and find the right words in the best order by providing assistance at each of the four steps of the writing process.

Students get feedback about their writing and begin to think like experienced writers over time.

Plan

Writing Planner helps students generate ideas and organize them into a writing plan.

Draft

Writing Drafter transforms the plan into a first draft. It helps students develop sentences, supporting details and transitions.

Revise

Writing Reviser provides feedback that helps students make thier sentences more economical, varied, powerful and clear. This popular resource is also available as a Google Docs add-on.

Publish

In this final stage, students use Writing Publisher to proofread and correct any errors before publishing a polished essay. It can even help with citations.





FusFoo

21 06 2017

Hi Everyone and welcome to SUMMER 🙂

I wanted to share my latest FREE find and thought you may enjoy taking a look as you relax this summer.

It is a high school digital network that can be shared across schools nationwide. You don’t need to be a member to access the content and don’t have to worry about negative content. Check it out at https://www.fusfoo.com/ Mineola High School has several articles including the one featured “Seniors Speak: Reflections”

Check out our course page for updates on courses at MTRACT or other centers that have shared with me.

Have a terrific summer!

Barbara





Resources for Algebra II and Geometry Regents (and some 8th grade)

9 06 2017

Hi all,

The countdown has begun and you are almost HOME for the SUMMER! I know how busy this time of year can be for you so I wanted to share some resources created by Teacher Centers in partnership with NYSUT and WCNY upstate. These are fully on-demand Rents Review programs based on performance data gathered from the new math exams. Click the links below to visit the sites

Algebra II Stats and Probability:

Two Way Tables 

Determining Independence

Confidence Intervals

Probability & Statistics (Ruling of Chance/ Sampling)

Geometry Modeling:

Unit Conversions

Density

Right Triangle Trigonometry

Volume

Volume Modeling

Enjoy and have a great weekend 🙂
Barbara





Convert your paper document to editable documents

31 10 2016

Hi all

I have been playing with a really neat tool! I sure wish I’d known about this when I was in the classroom. It’s called Office Lens and is a free app available with Windows, iPhone and Android devices.

Watch the video to see how Office Lens works with Word and PowerPoint (also works well with OneNote)

I’ve placed links for the Windows Launch as well as iPhone and Android. Enjoy – let me know how you like it!

 

Windows Launch Link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/office-lens/9wzdncrfj3t8

Android and iPhone Information: https://blogs.office.com/2015/04/02/office-lens-comes-to-iphone-and-android/





OpenEd

23 02 2016

Hi All,

Welcome back from break! I’ve updated the Courses page with many new offerings from different teacher centers and colleges. Take a look!

Hope you enjoyed learning to Flubaroo your PearDeck (our last post). If you missed it, take a look – I think you’ll enjoy..

Now, my latest find! It’s call OpenEd and MANY of the resources are FREE – you never know how long these things last but I’m loving it for now. It is a treasure trove of resources that you can use. Some publishers are only in the premium version but there’s plenty to choose in the free version. Select your subject / standard and state whether you’d like to find video, game, worksheets, assessments, lesson plans, homework, audio… I’ve been working with some teachers in Freeport and they are loving it. Here’s the link: Open Ed

 





Flubaroo Your PearDeck

6 02 2016

Here we are – our first snow day and hopefully our LAST…though my son sent me an image of the next five day forecast and all I saw was SNOWFLAKES 😦

Since I had some extra time, I searched around for what I could share. Many of us are using Kahoot, Quizizz, and Pear Deck for formative assessment. I’m a spreadsheet gal and love the summary sheets I get easily from Kahoot and Quizizz. You can get similar results with PearDeck using Flubaroo. I’ve showed some of you Flubaroo when I taught the online Google classes. Here’s a video on how to use Flubaroo with Pear Deck. Enjoy!





smore – a tool with a free and premium version

4 01 2016

Feb 10, 2010Hi everyone! (editing this post… the free version only allows for a limited number of flyers) 😦

Happy New Year! Hope you had a terrific break! Thankfully we didn’t have to deal with any of this!

I wanted to share a tool that I think you’ll love! You can create flyers, reports invitations… and it’s free for a limited number of flyers.

I’ve created one at the following link: https://www.smore.com/hzaag to give you an idea of what can be done.

Click the link at the end for access to a Google form and let me know what you think.

Have a great year!
Barbara