Title: Integrating Scientific Argumentation into Your Classroom
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[SC2015] (3) 8: Engage in argument from evidence to justify that traits can be influenced
by the environment (e.g., stunted growth in normally tall plants due to insufficient water, change in an arctic fox's fur color due to light and/or temperature, stunted growth of a normally large animal due to malnourishment).Digital Tool Description: The authors of Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science, Dr. Kate McNeill and Dr. Joe Krajcik discuss using the framework of the claim, evidence, and reasoning method of argumentation in science instruction. This podcast will help teachers understand the importance of scientific argumentation in the classroom and how this practice is connected to both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Alabama Course of Study Standards.
Title: Comic Word Problems
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[ELA2015] (3) 38: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.3.2]Digital Tool Description: Toondoo is an online comic strip creator. It allows students to drag-drop or click to create comic strips that express their thinking with creativity while demonstrating their originality.
Title: Dear Mr. Governor: Learning to Generate a Letter
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[ELA2015] (3) 25: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 22-24 above.) [W.3.4]Digital Tool Description: This technology tool is a letter generator. It allows students to create a friendly letter or a business letter. The tool is very user friendly and preps students to fill out all sections of a letter, while addressing the specific letter name such as heading or salutation.