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Icebreakers. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT. Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go.

Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT

Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Imagine your students learning by creating, playing, translating, editing, curating, researching, and brainstorming digitally on cell phones, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and consoles. Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y. Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers “The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do.

Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y

It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer. Back to School Selfie Adventure for Your Students! Part of the Effective Technology Integration tips category!

Back to School Selfie Adventure for Your Students!

In a few weeks, school starts again. This is the best time to begin connecting with students and getting them to connect with their peers. Try something new this year! Get students to talk about themselves by presenting selfies they have taken as part of a mission you have sent them on. 10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Teens & Adults. Get Them Learning with Digital Icebreakers. Epic back to school selfie student adventure template. Back to School Selfie Adventure Activity for Students. Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers. “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” by Plato Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Throughout my teaching years, I’ve struggled with getting my students or trainees to readily participate. Learners are shy about exposing themselves to peers, especially if they do not know them well. Icebreakers can help alleviate our learners’ hesitation, because they relax the atmosphere, allow learners to share without the pressure of being graded, and help our learners get to know each other. In the slide presentation below I share some digital icebreakers I have used with learners of various ages. Icebreakers Here are a few of the ideas I talked about during my presentation: Mobile Show and Tell- Divide students into small groups (3 to 5 students). Pumping Them Up For the School Year with Digital Icebreakers. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT eBook: Shelly Sanchez Terrell, John Spencer: Kindle Store.

Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT.

Getting to Know You Kids

10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Kids. 10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Teens & Adults. “It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.” ~ Milton Olson Many of us are beginning new classes with new learners.

10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Teens & Adults

The first days of class are very important for helping our students begin to build relationships with their peers. Getting to know you activities are fun and help us ensure we have a semester full of lasting memories. For teenagers, it is a great way of preventing problems, such as bullying and cliques as teens find it more difficult to be consistently mean to a friend versus a stranger. For adults, these activities promote a classroom culture of trust and respect. Enjoyed these resources? Getting to Know You Activities 1. Each student tells a favorite food, place of travel, or whatever you choose to have them answer.The students record these answers or write them on a piece of paper. 2. Divide the class into 2 rows and seat them across from each other. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. 12. 10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Kids! Learn Collaboratively with Free Web Tools and Apps. Digital Dialogues: Speaking Activities, Web Tools & Apps (All Ages)

Pair Activities With the iPad. Create a Community with Digital Icebreakers. Cultivate Relationships. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, November 16th 2012 Goal 21: Cultivate Relationships of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators!

Cultivate Relationships

Click the link to find out more about the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” ~ Galileo Classrooms are communities. Educators should be supported in taking the time to implement community building tasks in order for a classroom to be a successful community that learns, collaborates, and works together. For goal 21, I would like to encourage you to try one getting to know you activity with your students. Short-term- Have your students participate in at least one getting-to-know you activity.

Long-term- Try incorporating team building games and exercises as well as icebreakers in your curriculum regularly. Resources Important News Challenge: Icebreakers on Pinterest. A Beautiful Beginning: 10+ Tips & Resources for Creating a Safe Classroom Environment. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”

A Beautiful Beginning: 10+ Tips & Resources for Creating a Safe Classroom Environment

Goethe For many of us, the first day of our new classes is right around the corner. For many students starting classes is frightening. Our learners will be meeting new teachers and students. We Aren’t a Class, We Are a Community! 8 Ways to Get Children Excited about Learning with You! “If you think of learning as a path, you can picture yourself walking beside her rather than either pushing or dragging or carrying her along.” ~ Polly Berrien Berends The first month of school is critical for laying down the foundations for a successful learning journey with children.

We Aren’t a Class, We Are a Community! 8 Ways to Get Children Excited about Learning with You!

During the first month of school, we need to make connections with learners and welcome them into our community. We need to show them we look forward to their unique contributions and help those who feel they don’t have anything to offer discover what they can contribute. Virtual Makeover: 15+ Ideas for Engaging Elearning. Designing Virtual Learning Environments that Engage Students. Teaching Small Talk. How to Make a Dream Collage. Dreaming is a means of dealing with difficulties, something that saves us from depression and desperation when we enter a losing streak.

How to Make a Dream Collage

A person without a dream does not live, but exists and has no goals. However, fulfilling a dream takes more than desire only. It’s important that a person clearly understands what he or she wants to get in the end or, speaking in scientific terms, is capable of visualizing the goal. 100 Awesome Icebreakers: Easy, Proven Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Group - Patty Hupfer Riedel. The Ultimate Icebreaker and Teambuilder Guide - Jon Tucker.