I am starting a series on writing journal topics appropriate for middle school learners.
Writing journal topic 1:
How would your life look if you lived your life exactly one minute ahead of every other human being? If you think you could communicate with other people, how would you accomplish this task?
Miquon provides a very interesting way to teach Math. Although it was developed quite some time ago, the way problems are presented is extremely creative, and children respond well to the challenges it poses. The series caters to varying ability levels.
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IXL is a very useful and engaging website catering to all grades. It allows students to get extensive practice in all grade appropriate topics. The teacher is sent a detailed report within twenty four hours of each student’s work.
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Becoming interested in the environment is a crucial aspect of contemporary elementary education. Explore.org provides an extensive resource of photographs, live web-cams, and videos covering many topics. Students can be asked to research a topic, and present their findings to their classmates. This activity provides an engaging way to introduce young learners to environmental issues. The material is constantly updated, so the exercise can be repeated several times a year.
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