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Mr G Online | iPads, web tools, 21st Century learning, Maths Ed and all other things educational I'll think of! Clip Art - Backgrounds - Clip Art Frames. Stacked: Learning With Styrofoam Cups - WeAreTeachers. Here are some clever ways to use Styrofoam cups to teach math, English language arts, social studies and science! MATH 1. M, M, M, R: Learn about mean, median, mode and range through a stacking competition—no nesting cups allowed! Teams of two race to stack as many cups as they can in one minute. When time is up, kids count how many cups they stacked. 2. 3. 4. 5. LANGUAGE/WRITING 1. 2. READING Reading comprehension: Students can draw or print out images to help them retell a story in chronological order! GEOGRAPHY Help children understand where they are located in relation to the world by making geography stacking cups.

HISTORY Have students print out pictures for their cups and put historical events in chronological order (like a timeline). SCIENCE 1. 2. 3. Erin Bittman is a student at the University of Cincinnati. Using Google Docs to Facilitate A Writing Workshop. What is Google Docs ? Google Docs ( now part of Google Drive ) is a free word document service provided by Google. The doc looks similar to the Microsoft Word interface, but it has several exciting other features. Why Google Docs ? There are several reasons why Google Docs is a useful tool for teaching writing : 1- Sharing and Commenting · Highlight text and insert comment · Provides immediate feedback · Smart comments disappear after revising · Has a chat functionality for real time collaboration 24/7 · Integrated writing and reference tools Two Great Resources on Teaching Digital Writing. Teacher's Guide to Using Shared Google Docs with Students. Sharing is caring and one of the powerful features of Google Docs is sharing.As we have seen in 8 Things Every Teacher should be Able to Do with Google Docs , users can easily share documents, presentations, tables, graphs, and spreadsheets by simply changing the visibility options in the sharing settings of Google Docs.

But what if you want to aggregate all your docs in one document and share it with others ( probably your student) ? Shared Google Docs has the answer answer for you. What is Shared Google Docs ? Shared Google Docs ( or Drive, I am not used to call it Google Drive and I Like its old name Google Docs ) is a feature embedded within Google Docs' services that allows users to create folders to share with other users. These shared folders can contain any type of media ( text, images, docs, files, PDFs, spreadsheets....etc ) How can I use Shared Google Docs with my students ? Here are some of the ways to use this feature with your students : Create a shared folder for your class.

Practical Google Docs Tips for Teachers. 50 Google Docs Tips Every Teacher should Know about. 8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs. Today I am sharing with you a little guide I have created specifically for readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Each time I write about Google Docs I get several emails from people asking about how to apply a certain tip. I know Google Docs keeps improving and adding more features to it but the basic features it started with are still the same.

Just give it some time and play around its features and you will learn a great deal of new things from. Use the the guide below to help you better master Google Docs. 1- Add a title to your document and save it in a folder 2- Search your Google Drive for docs 3- Connect apps to Google Drive 4- Highlight to add comment 5- Add comment to highlighted words 6- Research highlighted words in Google, Scholar, Images..etc 7- Sharing a doc with others 8- Track Revision.

7 Wonderful Google Docs Tutorials for Teachers. Google Drive has all the features that make it a very powerful productivity suite for teachers. Besides being able to create documents, slides, drawings and spreadsheets , users can also upload their own PDFs and files and sync them with their Google Drive accounts across different devices. Another good thing about Google Drive which I mentioned yesterday in " File Sharing Tools I recommend for Teachers" is that it is web based and can also work offline. This is probably what distinguished this service from other powerful tools like Dropbox and Evernote. With Google Drive installed on your computer or tablet, you can access your downloaded docs and work on them the way you want and once connected to internet you can then sync them to the cloud. Needless to mention the recent upgrade Google releases and which increased the free storage capacity to 15 GB . To help you better tap the usefulness of Google Drive I am sharing with you these wonderful video tutorials created by Anson Alexander.

6 Tips Teachers Should Be Able to Do on Google Docs. Following the Google Docs guides I have been posting here, I received several other tips to add to these guides. I know it is impossible for me to cover all the details of these web services but some of these tips are really important and should not pass incognito. As I told you before, this blog is a fruit of a collaborative work between me and you and I do learn a lot from you as you do from me. Now here is a round-up of the new hacks you can do on Google Docs\ Drive. 1- Preview Docs A couple of months ago, Google Drive introduced the option of previewing your docs before you open, share or download them. 2- Open Word docs files in Google Docs To open a Word document ( Docx) that is uploaded in your Google Drive all you have to do is tick the box next to it , right click on the file name, select " open with " then click on " open with Google Drive " 5- Create a PDFs from your docs To create a PDF using Google drive all you need to do is to click on " create" , "select document".

Interactive Tour on Google Drive for Teachers. Awesome Visual on How to Use Google Drive with Students. Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive. Today while I was browsing through my feeds I came across an attention-grabbing title of a supposedly good read. I followed the link and was directed to a page where to download A Google Drive Guide for free which I did. After downloading the guide and reading it through I discovered it was a complete rubbish, full of errors, poorly written, and badly illustrated.

I went back to the article that promoted it and was shocked at how its author blatantly embellished it to push people to download it. I know I took the bait and did download it but this is part of my daily work as educational blogger, I have to try things before I recommend them to my fellow teachers here. However, what really ached me is the fact that the guy who was promoting that rubbish guide claims to be an educator, this is where the shoe really pinches. Having said that, I am sharing with you instead one of the best guides that you can ever find on Good Drive.

A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students. Excellent Google Drive Resources for Teachers. 38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class. August 11, 2014 This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy.

The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk. Google Docs. A Great Project Based Learning Rubric Every Teacher should Have. Terrific Rubric to Help You Create Rubrics for Your Class. May 27, 2014 Rubrics serve a wide variety of purposes most important of which is to guide the instructional process in class towards a set of predefined goals.

Although most of teachers subsume the function of rubrics in solely assessing and evaluating students learning, I like to think of rubrics as guiding frameworks, a sort of road map that demonstrates the aims and objectives we want to achieve behind a certain task and features the set of requirements to be met for this task to be finished successfully. In this broad sense, you can create rubrics for assessing students learning, for creating lesson plans, for using classroom time, for reading materials, for writing assignments and any other pedagogical activity that needs some organizing structure. In her popular graphic " Rubrics, Why Use Them? Why Embrace Them ? " Mia featured some important reasons why teachers should consider integrating rubrics in their teaching. The first category is about "selection and clarity of criteria. Wonderful Guide to The Use of Rubrics in Education. May , 2014 Rubrics are important elements in your teaching toolkit and there are a variety of ways you can use them to improve your teaching.

Mia from Anethicalisland has this wonderful infographic that outlines some of the reasons to use rubrics, what they improve and how to use them in your class. What are rubrics ? Rubrics are scoring charts. They display what is expected of the learner for the assignment. Why Use Rubrics ? 2 Useful Tools to Create Rubrics for Your Class. 1- RubiStar RubiStar is probably the most popular tool for rubric making. It allows users to easily create rubrics based on pre-made templates. Registered users can edit and save their rubrics. RubiStar is also free . 2- iRubric This is another wonderful rubric making platform where users get to :Build a rubric in minutes using Rubric Studio. Another Awesome Technology Integration Rubric for Teachers.

Great Back to School Ed Tech Rubrics. August 18, 2014 I love rubrics and I find them particularly helpful in lesson plan designing as well as in assessing students work. I know some teachers and educators think of them as "so yesterday" but we need to view them as roadmaps that can guide you towards achieving your teaching/learning goals. Over the last couple of years, I have shared here a wide myriad of rubrics most of them are Ed Tech related.

Today, I revisited my archive and selected for you the collection below hoping that they assist you in your efforts to integrate technology in your teaching. 1- A Rubric to Grade Students iPad Projects 2- A Rubric for Evaluating Web Content 3- A Handy Rubric for Arts Teachers 4- Technology Integration Matrix 5- Rubrics for Developing Students Speaking Skills and Presentations 6- Rubrics for Students Blogging 7- Teachers Rubrics for Selecting Mobile Apps 8- Rubric for Inforgraphic Use in Class 9- Problem Solving Rubric 10- Digital Storytelling Rubrics for Teachers. 4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills. February 20, 2014 Looking for some rubrics to hone in your students presentation skills ? The rubrics below will definitely be of great help. I came across these materials on Discovery Assessment in an article written by Dona Criswell and I really liked them specially that they cover different grades.

However, it should be noted that these rubrics are the property of Bucket Institute of Education, a leading source on project based learning materials and for some reasons the download link Donna provided is not working so I am hoping you will be able to have rough idea of how to create your own rubric based on these samples here. 1- Presentation rubric for grades k-2 click here to see a larger version. 2- Presentation rubric for grades 3-5, click here to see a larger version. 3- Presentation rubric for grades 6-8, click here to see a larger version. 4- Presentation rubric for grades 9-12.

A Great Resource of Rubrics to Help You Teach with Technology. Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class. August 18, 2014 Over this weekend, I spent some time sifting through the piles of posts in this blog looking for materials and posts to help new teachers better integrate technology in education. The result is a list featuring some interesting resources that I highly recommend for any teacher planning to get their feet wet in the Ed Tech world. As you can see below, the resources I handpicked for you include rubrics, tips, tools, and visuals all geared towards empowering you with a set of skills to enable you to make a better use of technology in instruction.

Enjoy 1- Using Technology Vs Technology Integration Chart 2- Technology Integration Matrix 3- Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching 4- Resources for Integrating Technology in Early Education 5- Technology Integration Matrix 6- 11Ways to Use Technology in Class 7- Important Tips for Teaching with Technology 8- Technology Integration Rubric. 27 Ways to Obtain Students Attention. 27 Ways Teachers Can Facilitate Learning in Today's Classrooms.

27 Ways to Check Students Prior Knowledge. A Must See Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Check Your Students Understanding. Checking students comprehension is one of the things we regularly do in our teaching; but are we doing it in an effective (so as not to say right) way ? Students have different learning styles and vary in the way and rate of their understanding.

While some grab it from the first attempt others require much more assistance and in both ways figuring out how much understanding is involved sometimes calls for much more efforts than the teaching itself. Therefore one's teaching arsenal should be diversified and enriched with not only good and working teaching strategies but also effective comprehension check methods. Assessments ( formative, summative,diagnostic..etc ), direct questions, quizzes are some of the common ways to track students understanding but there are also several other ( some are unknown) ways to do it. Mia from An Ethical Island has put up this wonderful visual that features 27 of these ways. Check them out below and let us know what you think of them. 27 Ways to Draw Out Students Performances. 27 Ways to Assess Students Understanding. 7 Excellent Tools for Assessment in One to One Classroom.

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment. End of School Year Tools for Creative Summative Assessment. Great Video-based Review Activities for End of School Year. The Best Web Tools and Activities for End of School Year. EducationOnAir. 50 Essential EdTech Tools For 2012. 15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of.

50 Essential EdTech Tools For 2012. 25 Digital Tools For Better Tutoring. Mentimeter. Tools for Learners. Picasion GIF maker - Create GIF animations online - Make an Animated GIF. Top Tools for Learning 2012. 13 Insanely Useful Chrome Extensions. Storyteller: Create A Website With Content From (Virtually) Anywhere. Ictmagic.wikispaces. Created by Russell Stannard for Teacher Training videos.com. 21 Reasons Technology Works for Education. 10 Great YouTube Tips Every Educator should Know about. Tools for lexical teachers. 10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using | Education Technology - theory & practice. About Google Docs offline - Google Docs Help.

Earth Outreach. Lesson Plan Resources ELT. Collaboration Tools. Voicethread Resources. Inspiring a Million! The 30 Goals Challenge.mp4. Bookmarking & Curation Tools. Integrating the Web. Time Saving Tools. Survival Kit for Teaching Kids.