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The use of virtual manipulatives in math instruction can help you in addressing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice. Abstract concepts are essential to understanding and doing math. They are also a source of difficulty for students who struggle with math, many of whom find even basic math...

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Part of preparing students to meet College and Career Readiness Standards in English language arts (ELA) involves helping them become adept at integrating and evaluating information in a variety of different media formats. To help students become comfortable with multimedia, it is useful to incorporate it into your instruction wherever...

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Captions can provide struggling readers with additional print exposure, improving foundational reading skills. In a typical classroom, a teacher may find many students who are struggling readers, whether they are beginning readers, students with language-based learning disabilities, or English language learners (ELLs). One motivating, engaging, and inexpensive way to help...

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Writing online, through blogs, wikis, or discussion forums, can boost student motivation for writing and help students learn to adapt writing for different audiences, tasks, purposes, and disciplines. Watch this short video to learn how you can use blogs and wikis in your classroom.

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Fluency is reading with accuracy, speed, and understanding. Students who struggle with fluency may read slowly, in a monotone, ignoring punctuation, or in choppy start-and-stop rhythms. Support these students with tools that allow for repeated readings and performance, and model expressive reading with audiobooks, e-books, and your own live readings....

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Fluency is reading with accuracy, speed, and understanding. Students who struggle with fluency may read slowly, in a monotone, ignore punctuation, or read in choppy start-and-stop rhythms. Support these students with tools that allow for repeated readings and performance, and model expressive reading with audiobooks, e-books, and your own live...

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Classroom presentations encourage purposeful speaking and engaged listening. When students give a presentation, they not only demonstrate content knowledge but also exercise skills in writing with purpose and for an audience—skills that are useful across content areas. Integrating technology tools into presentation projects helps to develop students' skills across formats...

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Mathematics helps us to understand science and to design, conduct, and analyze the results of scientific experiments. Science requires us to collect data, interpret it for significant patterns, and make conclusions that further our knowledge. To collect and analyze data, students must be able to apply mathematical content and practices....

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Agents and tutors are the life-like characters in multimedia software and online applications that pop up on the screen to explain rules, provide hints, or prompt the user to use the program's features. They can be human or nonhuman, animated or static. You may have encountered agents in the form...

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Conducting research is an inquiry-based process that involves identifying a question, gathering information, analyzing and evaluating evidence, drawing conclusions, and sharing the knowledge gained. The ability to conduct research is a critical skill students need to be college and career ready. To support struggling students, who may face difficulties in...

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