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6-8 Middle School

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 6-8.

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

Still Can't Remember All Their Names?

How using multiple modalities to teach can help you remember student names -- and the activities are Common Core aligned.

The Art of Managing Middle School Students

Administrator Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for working with middle school kids.

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study, and author intent.

Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

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A student's perspective on the use of social media

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Epic Fail or Win? Gamifying Learning in My Classroom

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4 iPhone and iPad Apps That Help to Learn Touch Typing

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Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction

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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

Many textbooks aren't even close to authentic reading experiences. Minimize student struggle by identifying purpose, assigning reasonable homework, and teaching them to self-monitor for understanding.

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How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.

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Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

Teaching world language through the interpretative, interpersonal, and presentational modes, Sarah Loyola uses edtech and social media to keep it authentic for her students.

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Teaching History Outside the Box

Guest blogger Dan Carlin, historian and podcaster, examines why history lessons often don't stick. With the help of a downloadable audio file, he suggests making history exciting by making it about subjects that matter to students.

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Mixing it Up with Mangahigh: Using Games to Differentiate Instruction

Guest blogger Kristof Mueller, a teacher at Quest to Learn, uses the online math game site Mangahigh to illustrate three tips for differentiated instruction: pre-assessment, formative assessment, and the Goldilocks Principle of 'just right.'

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How Do We Educate Global Problem Solvers?

Guest blogger Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education, offers two strategies to help students become conscientious about and connected to the global problems they'll one day be called upon to solve.

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7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns proves that technology has a place in the great outdoors with her list of iPad apps to help kids identify birds and trees, navigate with maps, tie knots, and explore national parks.

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Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

Guest blogger Michelle Lampinen, a digital literacy and English teacher at Biotechnology High School, describes how she reverse-engineered a rubric for student assessment that includes links and QR codes.

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The Importance of Student Journals and How to Respond Efficiently

Educator and blogger Todd Finley on why student journals are an important tool for measuring comprehension. And he shares his favorite reflective writing formats and describe a labor-saving method of teacher response.

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

At P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

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Lesson Planning and the Common Core: A Unit Based on TED.com

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares a blended genre unit where students research and write their own persuasive speeches in the TED.com format.

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Visual Art as Critical Thinking

Blogger Andrew Miller celebrates teachers who engage their students' cognitive abilities through creative methods.

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Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment

Katherine Piper offers three standards of assessment for individual student participation in PBL teams.

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Intervention for Failing Students: What Matters Most?

People, not programs, matter most when it comes to intervention for struggling students.

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