ALEX Learning Activity Resources

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Title: Integrating Scientific Argumentation into Your Classroom
Digital Tool: Using the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Framework Podcast
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. 

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Title: Comic Word Problems
Digital Tool: Toondoo Website
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.

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Title: Dear Mr. Governor: Learning to Generate a Letter
Digital Tool: Read Write Think
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.

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