of the best ways to encourage your students to write is to add writing
as part of their daily routine. One way to do this is to have your
students keep a daily journal. Another option is to follow a writing
prompt, such as those on these sites:
Go to Writing Fix and have your students click the daily writing prompt, copy it, and then write to the prompt.
Go to Daily Writing Prompts and have students go to the calendar for each day. Have them use the prompt and write to that prompt.
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Interactive whiteboards are now used on the computer as way to extend learning with your students. There
are a few basics that teachers and students need to know when they can
use an interactive whiteboard. These tips were adapted from Smart Board Basics:
Calibrate your interactive whiteboard.
Turn on your interactive whiteboard and press the keyboard and
right mouse click mouse button together. This will start the calibration
Pick up one of the pens, press it against the
middle of the target that appears on your board, and release. Repeat