Communication

Communication:

  • High level literacy skills with multilingual capacity a definite asset. 
  • The ability to use technology to develop 21st Century competencies in the context of core subjects. 
  • The capacity to communicate using a variety of media and technologies.
  • The ability to access, analyze, integrate and manage large volumes of information.
  • The capacity to effectively use social media to communicate and resolve challenges. 
  • The ability to critically interpret and evaluate ideas presented through a variety of media and technologies.
  • Highly developed cooperative interpersonal capabilities. 
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2019 Sun West Communication Elementary K-5
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Sun West Communication Elementary K-5 Guidebook- please use the table of contents to navigate the guidebook. Also, we invite you to share resources you think would be suitable for this guidebook with any of the author's of this guidebook.

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Terry Epp
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Stephen Hadden
Doug Klassen
Elaina Guilmette
Brianne Denning
Crystal Johnson
Paul Stinson
Aaron Moore
Karen McConnell
Date Added:
03/22/2019
2019 Sun West Communication High School 10-12
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Sun West Communication High School Grade 10-12 Guidebook- please use the table of contents to navigate the guidebook. Also, we invite you to share resources you think would be suitable for this guidebook with any of the author's of this guidebook.

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Terry Epp
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Stephen Hadden
Doug Klassen
Brianne Denning
Crystal Johnson
Paul Stinson
Aaron Moore
Karen McConnell
Date Added:
12/14/2018
2019 Sun West Communication Middle Years 6-9
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Sun West Communication Middle Years Grade 6-9 Guidebook- please use the table of contents to navigate the guidebook. Also, we invite you to share resources you think would be suitable for this guidebook with any of the author's of this guidebook.

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English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Terry Epp
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Stephen Hadden
Doug Klassen
Elaina Guilmette
Brianne Denning
Crystal Johnson
Paul Stinson
Aaron Moore
Karen McConnell
Date Added:
12/14/2018
3/4: Genuis Hour
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The students were given one period each week for 5 weeks to explore their interests and plan, implement and produce a Genius Hour Presentation in a format of their choosing. They began with a few worksheets to identify their interest areas and various ideas in which they may present their information and also various formats both electronically and paper-based which they could use to showcase their learning. The students used books, ipads and computers to access information. Various showcases included working replicas of battery-operated cars and helicopters, working volcanoes, a hockey rink, baking, painting and posters. Students were so engaged that most students completed the majority of their projects outside of school on their own time.

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English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/13/2018
5 Steps to Asking Good Questions Poster
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Ask and You Shall Receive.
Getting good answers means asking good questions, and here's how.

Asking good questions is a cornerstone of learning and living. So much of our success in life depends on asking the right questions. But how do we actually do it?
In education, the benefits of asking good questions is immeasurable. It's simple if you have a process, like the one we give you in this poster entitled 5 Steps to Asking Good Questions.

This colourful and informative poster is printable as an 11x17 file, and is also perfect as a shareable infographic.

It features 5 categories for developing good questions, with exploratory points for each one. You and your students will love it!

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Other
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Global Digital Citizen Foundation
Date Added:
08/15/2018
Adventures in ABC & 1, 2, 3
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This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen. Family participation is encouraged.

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Environmental Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Julie Roettger
Date Added:
04/18/2018
Are the Folks at Home Backing Us Up? Are You[?] Buy More Liberty Bonds
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Poster showing a soldier writing a letter by candlelight. Card no. 7. Mounted with other Liberty Loan posters. Title from item.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Library of Congress - World War I Posters
Date Added:
03/26/2019
Argumentative or Persuasive Essay Writing Tool from Drafting Board iCivics
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Ever wish you had help teaching students to write a solid argumentative essay? Drafting Board is your answer! This online tool walks students through the process step by step, showing them how to understand an issue before taking a side, use evidence to support a claim, and address the opposing point of view. At the end, students have a complete argumentative essay with an introduction, body, counterargument, and conclusion.

Learn all about Drafting Board by reading our Product Overview PDF below. Better yet, breeze through our self-guided training PowerPoint. It hits the highlights of everything you need to know and includes videos that walk you through all of Drafting Board in minutes.

** UPDATE 12/10/2015: We strongly suggest that you plan to have students complete Drafting Board in a single sitting. Please allow a minimum of 2 hours for students to finish.

You do not need to register or log in to download Drafting Board files - just head to the bottom of the page and click the box that says "Download Drafting Board Files" to access the self-guided ppt training, product guide & teaching guide and tips.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
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Activity/Lab
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
iCivics
Date Added:
10/25/2018
Artful Storytelling
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Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. We curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories. It's a simple idea that has attracted millions of writers, readers, and artists to our platform. Families and friends, teachers and students, and amateurs and professionals have created more than 5 million stories—making Storybird one of the world's largest storytelling communities

Publish, print, and share your writing.
Order beautiful printed editions of your stories or publish online and get feedback from a community of 9 million readers, writers, and educators.*

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English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/25/2018
Become a Writing Thief
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Encourage students to become “Writing Thieves” Ruth Culham suggests that we pickpocket our way through the world of print and non-print as writers, not just readers. Be a cat burglar of great writing. Bring the great treasures you find into your teaching and learning. Use things that jump out at you, that are unforgettable. When you get excited by something an author writes about or the way they write it, steal bit of it in the hope that you can improve your own writing –BE A WRITING THIEF!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
A Better Way to Talk about Love
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In love, we fall. We're struck, we're crushed, we swoon. We burn with passion. Love makes us crazy and makes us sick. Our hearts ache, and then they break. Talking about love in this way fundamentally shapes how we experience it, says writer Mandy Len Catron. In this talk for anyone who's ever felt crazy in love, Catron highlights a different metaphor for love that may help us find more joy and less suffering in it.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TED
Author:
Mandy Len Catron
Date Added:
11/01/2015
Bullying and the Brain Case Study
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In this case study, students will learn how to interpret MRI brain scans and to identify the functional regions (i.e., lobes) of the brain most likely impacted by bullying behaviour.

Context
Every day, teens struggle with bullying – at home, school and online. The social and biological impact of bullying behaviour will be explored through the interactive activities included in this case study. Students will learn how individuals that bully are often surrounded by negative pressures, and how being bullied may lead to mental illness later in life.

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Subject Focus: Science, Biology
21st Century Skills Focus: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Science
Biology
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
CurioCity
Date Added:
01/21/2019
CS Principles 2019-2020 8.4: Discover a Data Story
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In this lesson, students will collaboratively investigate some datasets and use visualization tools to “discover a data story.” The lesson assumes that students know how to use some kind of visualization tool - in the previous lesson we used the charting tools of a basic spreadsheet program. Students should be working with a partner but without much teacher hand-holding. Most of the time should be spent with students poking around the data and trying to discover connections and trends using data visualization tools. It is up to them to discover a trend, make a chart, and accurately write about it.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Math
Coding
Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Code.org
Provider Set:
CS Principles 2019-2020
Date Added:
10/11/2019
Charlotte's Web
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Similar to how Charlotte uses her web to communicate, students create webs for short messages. They learn how spiders create their webs, and about the different types of webs they make. With this knowledge, students design and create their own webs and incorporate messages.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Cloud Poems
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This lesson for the first grade will have students plan and conduct weather investigations and write a poem about clouds.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA S'COOL
Author:
Betsy O'DonellMatchje Lanzilotta
Date Added:
10/05/2018
Collaborative Story Writing
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After reading several books from the My Weird School Series by Dan Gutman, my classroom decided that it would be fun to create our own weird school story. We had decided from the beginning that the main character of our story would be our colony supervisor, Mrs. Barclay. Since all titles in the Weird School Series rhyme, we thought it was only appropriate to also have a title that rhymed and so the class created Mrs. Barclay is Sparkly.

This project was a collaborative effort. We knew that we wanted each grade to have their own chapter in the story. Each group of students was responsible for brainstorming ideas for their chapter. I then helped them develop their ideas into a chapter. Each grade was also responsible for providing the illustrations for their chapters.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Creative Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/06/2018