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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: What's THEMEssage
Digital Tool: Story Cube-Writing and Publishing Student Interactive
Digital Tool Description: Story Cube: Students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Students can even identify their favorite part of the story. The finished cube can also be saved, printed, and folded into a fun cube shape that can be used for future reference

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