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State of Ohio Blueprints for Success

Blueprints serve as guides for test construction and provide an outline of the content and skills to be measured on the tests. They contain information about individual tests, including the number of test items, the number of points on the tests and show how the learning standards are grouped in order to report the test results.

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TweenTribune – Daily News for Kids, Leveled by Lexiles

TweenTribune is a free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students. TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science.

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3 text to speech tools and 5 ways your students can use them

Many times people are accused of talking to their computers. Well with text to speech tools, your computer can talk back. Google Chrome has several extensions that will read web pages and Google Documents aloud, often with a variety of voices and adjustments for speed and volume. Read more to learn 5 ways to implement these tools with your students!

6 awesome uses for Revision History

It used to be that all we had was the final version of a student’s work. We couldn’t see revisions, trial and error, and collaborate work with others. However, with Google Apps that is not the case. Google provides you with your own personal time machine in a tool called Revision History, which lets you see every change ever made to a document, when the change was made, and who made the change. This powerful tool is available in Google Documents, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings.

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Addressing student cheating in Google Apps

Modern technology provides schools with amazing options for the “4 C’s” – Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical thinking. Unfortunately it also provides new opportunities for a fifth “C” – Cheating. Read on to discover some simple techniques to curb cheating and plagiarism in Google Apps

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Language Arts Graphic Organizers with Google Drawings

Graphic organizers are a powerful tools for language arts. Students can use them to plan an essay, compare and contrast characters, detail the sequence of a story, explore the meanings of a word, and much more.

Did you know you can easily create graphic organizers in Google Drawing? Click here to learn more.

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Kenston Schools Guide to Lucidpress

Lucidpress is a web-based layout and design tool that allows users to collaborate in real time to create stunning content, including newsletters, magazines, digital presentations, and more. Everything made in Lucidpress can be printed or shared digitally, and nearly every project can begin from one of our ready-to-use templates. Students and teachers can make comments, add images, import videos, and much more—all without leaving the editor.

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Basics – About Copyright and Fair Use

In this tutorial, you’ll learn about the copyright protections that apply to work posted online, including images, text, videos, and more. You’ll also learn about the rules that determine which of these resources you can use, and how you can use them.