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Faculty Meeting Review: What is a Text- Dependent Question?
A text-dependent question asks a question that can only be answered by referring explicitly back to the text.
It does not rely on background information or depend on students having other experiences or knowledge.
Text-dependent questions are a tool to deeper understanding and analysis from close reading of the texts.
More information at Achieve the Core , including this TDQ Powerpoint
Game: HOW WELL DO YOU UNDERSTAND TEXT DEPENDENT QUESTIONS?
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Enter the game pin you see on the smartboard once the presenter launches the game.
Kahoot Game Presenter: go to this link and click launch. https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/60f91bf9-716d-4acf-b8c3-65c15b21504e
Web Tools and games that adjust to student's Level of Learning
"Automated personalization" sounds like an oxymoron but when you use blended learning tools programs you remediate and enrich students without writing separate lesson plans.
It gives students a supported challenge and sometimes a choice as well and makes personalization easy if you are trying to implement it on your own.
the CMS Student Portal is one stop shopping for tech sites that will help your students.
(If you don't know what all those tools are click here for definitions http://www.cmslearns.org/student-portal )
CMS logins and directions for Dreambox and Compass Learning - note student password changes
if you are looking for a game or tool for a specific topic or objective (like this for DNA or this for multiple topics ) I will be happy to help you find one to suit your goals.
More Tech Tools:Digital Classroom Resources http://www.cmslearns.org/digitalclassroom/
GAFE (Google Apps For Education) Google Docs, Google Classroom etc.
Free Office 365 for CMS students and staff - up to 5 computers per login
Sites for Students to Save Your Sanity http://piedmontpd.weebly.com/lesson-ideas/sites-for-your-students
A Primer on Blendspace http://piedmontpd.weebly.com/lesson-ideas/blendspace-bailey-style
Real Teachers Talk Tech Tools http://piedmontpd.weebly.com/news-and-thoughts/1
We're 1:1 now what http://piedmontpd.weebly.com/piedmont-pd/11-now-what
Chromebook Rollout and Tools http://piedmontpd.weebly.com/piedmont-pd/11-chromebook-rollout
includes the student a-z and teacher a-z guides.
Sign up now -- You may already have completed most of the 8 steps needed to earn this new designation from NCDPI!
*What is a Global Ready Capstone Project?
" The Capstone Project must demonstrate the educator’s ability to embed opportunities for students to frame, analyze, communicate, and respond to issues of global significance through instructional practices that meet the content standards and foster students’ global awareness....The Capstone Project will include evidence that the teacher’s practice leads to increased student competence in this area. "
From The NC State Board of Ed Policy Revision ID Number: TCP-H-001
This blog is a compendium of District and Piedmont -specific PD opportunities, trainings, and notes.