Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Website Wednesday

Providing teachers with an interactive and easy-to-deliver vocabulary development application (put
out by the makers of BoomWriter).

This post on Edutopia provides practical classroom strategies to reinforce student autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance.

Educators are using Tackk in a wide variety of ways in the classroom. From daily announcements to
creating digital portfolios, the possibilities are endless. The ability to comment publically and privately allows for collaboration between teachers, students, or even with other classes.

Google Earth Tour of the Lincoln Assassination
The tour focuses on the last days of President Lincoln and his killer, the famed actor John Wilkes Booth.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Website Wednesday

Think "fantasy football for social studies, literacy standards, and world news. Great way to get students engaged in learning!

ePals is an ideal way to collaborate with other classrooms around the world. You can set-up communication through Skype or emails between students. Teachers can search for a class to connect with by age range, language and regions.
Geared toward middle and high school age students. Great way for students and teachers to learn about the world they live in.

Canva is a tool that makes design simple for everyone. Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations,
Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.

Canva EDU Lesson Plans on Pinterest
Collection of lesson plans for using the tool Canva with students.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Website Wednesday

This blog post focuses on completing Word Work on the iPad with elementary students. Thanks to Kayla Long for sharing this link!

Science Experiments For Kids | The Quirkles
Quirkles is the Science/reading book series that comes with 2 experiments to do at the end. They can be taught in any order so teachers could read the book or books that go along with the letters while they introduce them. Thanks to Renae Hukill for sharing this resource.

This site is loaded with articles, resources and book recommendations geared toward the 4-8 grade educator. Topics are wide and varying.

"Classrooms can Skype with a Yellowstone National Park ranger to learn more about geology (geysers, hot springs, volcanoes), ecology (fire; wildlife--bears, bison, elk, wolves, and more), or cultural history (Native American, world's 1st national park, tourism). Students can interview a park ranger or try to guess which park the ranger works in."

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Website Wednesday

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class
Provides some basic observations about reflection along with 10 reflective prompt questions you can use with your students or for yourself. Great questions for wrapping up the day, a project or a lesson.
    What educators should know about the human brain..
    Nice collection of articles and infographics on the human brain and the impact in learning.
      5 Free Tools for Creating Whiteboard Videos
      These whiteboard video creation tools are great for those exploring or working with the Flipped Classroom. They are also a great way to create concept videos to share with parents and students as homework helpers. Tool recommendations from FreeTech4Teachers.
        5 Ways to Make Professional Looking Google Documents | Teacher Tech
        This post by Alice Keeler focuses on tips to make you Google documents look more professional. Those tips include invisible tables, fonts, headers, painter, and graphics.
          Google Tools for Science & Math
          Includes Chrome Extensions, Google Doc Add-ons, Graphing & Calculators, and Google Drive Apps connected to Science and Math