April is National Poetry Month!

March 30, 2015

PEG Writing: National Poetry MonthNational Poetry Month starts on April 1st. Can you believe it's almost April? There are many ways that poetry can help your students with other types of writing. How, you might ask?

Peer Review: Evaluation

March 25, 2015

March's Resource Roundups have focused on peer review. While PEG Writing includes a peer review feature, but some of these resources may help you get more out of it. This week, we'll wrap up our discussion by looking at ways to evaluate the value and effectiveness of the reviews that your students complete.

Peer Review: Tips for Reluctant Reviewers

March 18, 2015

March's Resource Roundups focus on peer review. While PEG Writing includes a peer review feature, but some of these resources may help you get more out of it. This week, we'll look at rubrics and tools for students who may be unsure of how to best give feedback to their peers.

Digital Learning Day

March 13, 2015

 

Peer Review: Helpful Videos

March 11, 2015

March's Resource Roundups focus on peer review. While PEG Writing includes a peer review feature, but some of these resources may help you get more out of it. This week, let's take a look at some videos on peer review.

Peer Review

March 4, 2015

March's Resource Roundups will examine peer review. Peer review is a feature offered in PEG Writing and provides students with the opportunity to read and critique their classmates' work while also receiving feedback from their peers as well. The process of peer review offers young writers the chance to develop critical thinking skills and also learn how to incorporate suggestions for improvement into their own writing. Keep checking back this month for tools and tips on how to use peer review in the classroom.

Surprising Stimulus Materials in PEG Writing

March 3, 2015

When creating prompts in PEG Writing, you have the option to attach stimulus materials. You can attach either a file, such as a Word document or PDF, or a link, such as a YouTube video or other website. 
 
PEG Writing Stimulus Materials
 

PEG Writing in the Classroom: Terrace Hills Middle School

February 26, 2015

PEG Writing in the ClassroomWe are so excited to see our Texas teachers using PEG Writing in their classrooms! Terrace Hills Middle School in El Paso recently began using PEG Writing in a monthly school wide essay contest. Students are given prompts that are selected with input from the school's counselors.

Online Safety

February 25, 2015

This month's Resource Roundups have focused on educational technology, specifically gaming and applications in the classroom. Let's wrap up February's roundups with a look at Internet safety. As children spend more and more of their instructional time online, it becomes necessary to ensure that they are staying safe and receiving information that is appropriate for them.

EdTech with Google

February 18, 2015

PEG Writing: EdTech with GoogleNo edtech conversation is complete without mentioning Google. Google has become an invaluable tool for teachers and students alike.

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