Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need. Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and help them to work collaboratively, communicate, and engage in critical thinking.
Since implementing flexible classrooms, Albemarle County Public Schools have noticed that: Their students' grades have improved. Their students seem happier and more engaged. Their students are participating more and having more invigorating conversations. Giving Students a Choice in How They Learn "From day one, I've said, 'You may sit anywhere you like as long as you're safe in our classroom,'" says Katie Collins, a Woodbrook Elementary School second grade teacher.
Becky Fisher, the director of educational technology at Albemarle County Public Schools, is interested in learning about the thinking that drives student choice. She painted the picture of walking into a classroom and seeing kids: Lying on the floor Sitting at low tables on their knees Standing up. How to use PowToon. PowToon Quick Reference. Bringing Lessons to Life with Animoto. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Learning Clubs: Motivating Middle School Readers and Writers Students participate in learning clubs, select content area topics, and draw on texts—including websites, printed material, video, and music—to investigate their topics, and share their learning using similar media.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Exploring Consumerism Where Ads and Art Intersect Students add up the effect of images and persuasive language to analyze the art and words in advertisements. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit Digital Reflections: Expressing Understanding of Content Through Photography Striking images can leave lasting impressions on viewers. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson Shared Experiences, Individual Impressions: Buddies Create PowerPoint Stories Stories and snapshots of school-related experiences are the perfect sources of inspiration for students as they create PowerPoint presentations with the help of an older student.
Poppletrocks! The Official Popplet Blog. Creaza Cartoonist Tutorial. Copy of Cool Tools: Animation with Creaza by Lindsay Lipstreu on Prezi. Plickers 2.0. An Easy to Use Student Response System Why Should You Use Plickers?
Plickers is a FREE app that can be used on any IOS or Android operating system developed by Nolan Amy. Students will receive a card that has a number on it and the answer choices A, B, C, and D. Teachers can print these free at plickers.com as many times as they need. The teacher will use her smart phone or tablet to scan the class cards and begin to immediately see student responses pop up on the screen. New in Plickers 2.0 Create full questions and answer choices – take advantage of your keyboard to write questions on the web and add them to your LibraryPlan questions for multiple classes – easily manage and reuse questions across classes from your LibraryTeach with Live View – Display questions and answer choices and share real-time results while scanning student responsesKeep things organized – Edit, archive, and delete; search and filter – we’ve got more options for you to manage your stuffWork offline (or online!)
Ways to use thinglink in the classroom. Educreations App Tutorial. Educreations. Class Dojo Set Up and Tutorial. Classroom Behavior? There's an App for That. The school year is over!
Yeah! But as you know, teachers' minds immediately turn to what we can do differently next year. Considering the fact that classroom management is one of the biggest challenges teachers face, we are always searching for something that will work. This year I started using ClassDojo, a classroom management system that has consistently helped me with the behaviors in my classroom.
It's very easy to set up whether you're using an Apple or Android device -- there's an app available for both. 1. ClassDojo is simple to use. The app comes with a list of behaviors, but you can create your own list. I rarely assign negative behavior points. Teachers are a creative bunch and have found a variety of ways to use those points. I introduced ClassDojo to other teachers in my school, and even those who are not tech-savvy use it. 2. ClassDojo automatically keeps track of the behavior in your classroom by tracking the behaviors that were clicked. The reports are easy to read. 3. A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed. Below is a visual guide to walk you through the process of how to created a flipped lesson using TED Ed website.
First head over to TED ED and :1- Click on " Find and Flip " 2- Find YouTube Videos for your lessons You can search YouTube for a video to build a lesson around. This video will be the centerpiece of your lesson. 3- Click to select that video then click on " Flip this video " 4- Listed /Unlisted Now you can choose whether you want your flipped lesson to be discovered by TED community or not simply by clicking on Listed/Unlisted button.