10 low-prep, high-return activities for class TOMORROW. There’s no shame in low-prep!
Here are 10 solid teaching ideas for tomorrow that will free up some time in your life. Low-prep doesn’t have to mean less learning. Technology allows us to be more efficient and effective in the classroom in many ways. When we focus on sound teaching and learning, we can do high-quality learning in less time — AND take less time to prepare for it! Here are several ideas that take little to no prep time that can yield some great critical thinking, collaboration, creation and more. Try one out in class tomorrow! 1. Google Maps lets you take students almost anywhere around the world and see it as if you’re standing right there with Street View. 2. Step the depth of knowledge level up a little at a time with this fun Google Drawings activity. Caption This! 3. I’ve used this one dozens and dozens (maybe hundreds?) Step-by-step: Student collaboration in shared Google Slides 4. 5. Quizlet Live is a fun, team-based practice game that uses Quizlet digital flashcards.
Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google: Current Research and Conversations About Teaching. We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another.
However, MIT Teaching Systems Lab Director, Dr. Justin Reich, shares that this may not be so. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies.
Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. Listen Now Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google Link to show: www.coolcatteacher/e264 Date: March 1, 2018 Vicki: Today we’re talking to my friend, Dr. Justin has actually come and seen my classroom at Westwood. But we ran into each other recently in Dubai, and literally had this amazing conversation in the middle of the desert, sitting on cushions, eating with our hands in Dubai. And I was sitting there thinking, “Man, why don’t I have my microphone?” 5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School. Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school.
Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. We’ll have free resources available for downloading. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. Listen Now 5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e295 Date: April 25, 2018 Vicki: Today we’re talking with one of my favorite financial literacy gurus, Brian Page about five ways to bring financial literacy into the classroom.
Edutopia. 12 Classroom Activities That Require No Prep. These classroom activities require virtually no preparation.
You'll only need a ball and a few markers for all of these activities. Click on the link to see them in action on video. Tweet this, Share on Facebook, or Share on Google+ Warm-up Activities/Icebreakers 1. For this game to work well your students will need to know a fair amount of vocab. 2. This game will work well as long as your students know at least two or so words for every letter. 3. This game will work well with very young students who already know some commands, body parts and basic vocab. 4. This icebreaker will work well with students who have some conversational level of English and can ask and answer at least fairly basic questions. Vocabulary Games. 7 Low Prep End of Year Activities - Teaching Made Practical. 10 low-prep, high-return activities for class TOMORROW.