I'm beginning to wind down my first unit of second semester, and am looking for various ways to encourage students to review the material for their quiz. The first part of the Legislative Branch unit is very vocabulary intensive...vocabulary with which students are largely unfamiliar. I've been searching for different techy review games to play with my students. Review games that will ... Read More about 6 Tech Based Review Activities to Try with Your Students
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Wow! It's been a while since my last post! I'm sure many if not all teachers can understand my crazy hectic week. I'm torn between beginning of the school year excitement and loss of summer devastation! Will I EVER accomplish what I set out to do during my summer vacation? Ok, enough venting :) How do you get excited for the new school year? Is it the opening snap of that new pack of post-it ... Read More about 3 Bulletin Boards in my Classroom
Welcome to the final installment of the techified taxonomy! Today, I'll be tackling the final two levels, Evaluating and Creating.The upper levels of the taxonomy seem to be what teachers aim to assess...we strive to encourage our students to push their knowledge of content beyond the simple recall level.How can we incorporate technology into the top levels of the taxonomy? I'm glad you asked! ... Read More about Techification of the Taxonomy: Part Four
With the huge emphasis being placed on reading and writing in every classroom through Common Core standards, teachers are looking for ways to integrate ELA skills in new ways.Here's a project idea that involves, reading, writing, speaking, and 21st century technology skills!Create a multimedia presentation (Canva, Piktochart, Google Presentation, Prezi, etc)Students can include brief talking ... Read More about “Techify” Your Book Review Assignment and Incorporate Common Core!
Many teachers, myself included, create much of the curricular resources we use in our classrooms. A great number of teachers use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to create our documents, and then save those documents on a jump drive or on our computers.What happens if we lose the jump drive? Or the computer crashes? Many don't want to entertain this thought because it is utterly TERRIFYING!A solution ... Read More about Cloud Storage Systems – Great Teacher Tools!