4 Things Transformational Teachers Do | Edutopia
This is a great strategy for increasing engagement in your students and for using higher order thinking skills, whether you teach Kindergarten or grade twelve
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Tug of war visible thinking activity. Good for almost any grade!!
Tug-of-War: Great activity for argument writing, author's point of view, and critical thinking!! Thank you @christyrose1022 :)
Social Studies Tool? Visual Debate? Awesome Idea!
How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible-good idea for opinion writing
This is a great strategy for increasing engagement with high school students. I think that it would be great to use as an introduction activity for argumentative writing. I could either use this lesson a couple times during one week, or I could even divide the class into a couple smaller tug of wars. I can't really think of an my negatives for this one. I think it's a great idea!
How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - Great idea for persuasive writing
5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms
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Teacher's Guide to Using Shared Google Docs with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
[Google Docs for Teachers and Students] Google Docs for Teachers and Students Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web. It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it. Up to 50 people can simultaneously edit a spreadsheet, presentation or document at no expense, and it is available on all mobile and desktop platforms. Today we are going to look at 20 great tips every teacher and student should be using to get the most of the collaborative learning opportunities Google Doc’s offers. Allow editing without signing in : If you’re sharing a document with classmates who don’t have a Google login, just make it available to edit without signing in. Chat away : In Google Docs, you can see anyone who is currently editing the document, and if needed, send a message to chat with them. Embed Docs anywhere : Get a link to your document or spreadsheet, and you can embed or publish it anywhere, including Facebook or a class blog. Insert facts : Using Google Spreadsheet, it’s easy to insert facts, like a countries’ population, which is simply pulled through the Google search engine. Create graphs : Visuals are great tools for getting your point across. Using charts in Google Spreadsheets, you can create your very own information-sharing graphs. Create forms : Gather research information; ask for opinions, and more by creating Forms in Google Docs. Convert PDFs to images and text : Use Google Docs to make PDFs easily editable. Save to different file types : You can easily save your documents and spreadsheets to commonly used file types like DOC, XLS, CSV, and HTML. Using Google Docs in the Classroom Grd 6-8 By Steve Butz Automatically add email addresses : If you have Google Apps, the email addresses of the people who fill out the form will automatically be saved. Hide chat: Keep everyone quiet during your presentation by clicking the left side of the chat module. Track edits and changes : In Google Docs you can go back and forth between edits that you or collaborators made. Remove collaborators : If you want to take someone off a project, click none next to the name of the person you want to remove. Turn it into a webpage : Download your document in HTML, and you can share it as a webpage with a minimal amount of hassle. A great starting point for students wishing to create a website. Change ownership : Switch ownership of Google docs as project leaders change. You might need to transfer ownership of a document to a staff member or student. It’s easy. Share an entire folder : If you’ve got a collection of documents to work on together with students or staff, just open up a shared folder that everyone can access and contribute to. Adding video : Remember Google owns YouTube , so they know video. You can embed video in documents, slides, and more to dress up your presentation. Track visits : Using Google Analytics, you can track how much traffic a published document is receiving. This is really useful if you need feedback on whether your audience is actually getting involved. [affiliate banner 250x250 Affiliates] Revert back to old versions : If your group doesn’t like a certain set of changes made, it’s very simple just to revert back to automatically save previous versions in the revision history. Get Google Drive – Google Drive is the central place to manage all of your online profile with Google and syncs with a number of devices. Google Docs and Google Drive is an ever-evolving product that has provided heavy competition for products such as Microsoft Office. I am sure there are many other useful tips you might be ware of and would love you to post them below.
50 little known ways Google Docs can help teachers in Education
50 little known ways googledocs can help in education
New School Technology – Google Docs and The Common Core
50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education---i love google. So many amazing ideas and resources for the classroom!
How to Make a Duct Tape Book Cover, via YouTube.
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How to Make a Duct Tape Book Cover, via YouTube. (Using the traditional paper bag for the cover, then using Duct Tape to cover the paper bag) So much more fun than the plain paper bag!!!
for math book
Three Things to Unlearn About Learning
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21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020
Three Things to Unlearn About Learning: "We have to stop being in charge of the curriculum and allow kids to create their own education,” he said. Educators should ask themselves: how am I helping kids develop important skills, dispositions, and literacies they need to create their own curriculum, to find their own teachers, to create their own artifacts that will more closely align with ways they’ll work when they leave school?"
Get to Know Students Through Seating Challenges
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LeBron James, Open Book
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LeBron James 'Caught Reading'
Kids should know that LeBron reads!!!!!!
A first-hand look inside a flipped classroom
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A first-hand look inside a flipped classroom | eSchool News
Does research support Flipped Learning? This is the first inkling of hard evidence I have read about examining the impact of the flipped classroom, a promising model.
Bill Gates: The keys to effective teacher evaluation
Bill Gates: The keys to effective teacher evaluation. Bill Gates: The keys to effective teacher evaluation Some very "spot on" points made...
Great new teaching resource!
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After "Ideas Worth Spreading", come "Lessons Worth Sharing": TED "gives teachers the keys to a flipped classroom", and there's no better way to help build capabilities for million more pupils around the globe! http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/24/ted-launches-new-ed-platform/
Introducing TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing - TED-Eds videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the worlds greatest educators. To achieve this, we pair extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of exceptional educational videos. This website, similar to TED.com, is ever-evolving and we depend on you, the TED community, to nominate inspiring teachers that have touched your life or clever animators who have the skills to bring a gifted teachers le
Educational Technology Guy: TED Launches TED-Ed “education lessons worth sharing”
This looks awesome -- lessons are coming in April. (TED Talks has a new education channel on YouTube with stimulating lessons from the world's greatest teachers. Share with your child or their teacher, or be inspired yourself.)
Lesson plans and other useful resources for middle school classrooms
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Read, Write, Think: The calendar of authors' birthdays is really great.
More resources for middle school teachers!
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Not your traditional autobiography
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Alphabiography Find an event or something descriptive about you for each letter of the alphabet.
In this lesson plan, the traditional autobiography writing project is given a twist as students write alphabiographies—recording an event, person, object, or feeling associated with each letter of the alphabet. Students are introduced to the idea of the alphabiography through passages from James Howe's Joe. Students then work with the teacher to create guidelines for writing their own alphabiographies. Students create an entry for each letter of the alphabet, writing about an important event from their lives. After the entry for each letter, students sum up the stories and vignettes by recording the life lessons they learned from the events. Since this type of autobiography breaks out of chronological order, students can choose what has been important in their lives. And since the writing pieces are short, even reluctant writers are eager to write!
Launching Family Message Journals- Great lesson that can be adapted and used with blogging for younger grades K-2
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#5 on our Top 50 list is our classroom guide "Ten Tips for Classroom Management" (also in Spanish). #Learn #Spanish
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Ten Tips for Classroom Management Learn how to improve student engagement and build a positive climate for learning and discipline for grades K-12..
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Some potential icebreakers for recruitment workshops or retreats. @Kathleen Seay Coffey ?!
This connects to class because it demonstrates how students can gain connections with other students through icebreakers.
A great place to find high interest articles and an abundance of ideas for integrating the news into the classroom.