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!
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Super Civics Lesson in One Minute with 60 Second Civics!
Are you a Social Studies teacher? Do your students sometimes zone out when you discuss the Constitutional Convention? The branches of government? Checks and balances? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then 60 Second Civics is for you!60 Second Civics is a daily podcast by the great folks at the Center for Civic Education. Each brief podcast discusses an aspect of Civics, ranging from ... Read More about Super Civics Lesson in One Minute with 60 Second Civics!
Student Response System…gamified!
I recently stumbled upon a true gamified student response system...Kahoot! Have you tried it?Before I get too excited...Kahoot is a game based student response system for classroom use. Teachers simply create a FREE account and select the type of "Kahoot" they want to create:quiz (allows teachers to create multiple choice quizzes with an unlimited number of questions)survey (allows teachers to ... Read More about Student Response System…gamified!
Some Philosophy for Teacher Appreciation Week :)
“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom in the pupils.” - Ever GarrisonAs the school year comes to a close I, like many of you, are extremely ready for summer. At this point in the year, sometimes it is easy to forget just how important our role as educators actually is. We are reviewing and preparing for the state test, and I am so looking forward to ... Read More about Some Philosophy for Teacher Appreciation Week :)
Using Collaboration Tools in YOUR Classroom!
I've talked previously about many awesome collaborative tools to use in your classroom, such as Padlet. In a classroom environment that is rich in educational technology, online collaboration is awesome and extremely easy to use!As we near the end of the school year, I have found myself, like many of you, searching desperately for new ways to review course content for the state test. We can only ... Read More about Using Collaboration Tools in YOUR Classroom!