Reading Comprehension and Considerate Text, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online. Digital Citizenship. In This Minecraft Classroom Digital Citizenship 101 Is The Topic Of Play. The eight year-old boy stood up so suddenly that his chair shot out from under him and hit the wall.
He pointed at a freckle-faced girl with red hair seated at a Mac on the other side of the computer lab and screamed, “Get out of my house! What are you doing?!” As a veteran computer teacher, Joel Levin’s first instinct was to quell the outburst and get his students back on task. But then he thought, “This is great. This is good. “That was my a-ha moment,” said Levin, “when I realized all the types of lessons I could do with Minecraft, where the focus was on communication, collaboration, and being responsible for your actions online.”
Minecraft at SAA » Blog Archive » Readjusting Goals. Posted by Mrs Gielen | Posted in MinecraftEdu/Minecraft | Posted on October 1, 2012 I think my enthusiam for my new Minecraft elective class got the better of me!
I had to reevaluate the goals I set for my students after I realized they were having a difficult time meeting my expectations. Our elective only meets twice a week for approximately 45 minutes at a time, so many of the assignments I gave them had to be completed outside of class. Our 8th grade students have a very rigorous curriculum and so they have limited free time to devote to “extracurricular” activities. Our elective classes do not figure in the student’s grade point average, and therefore, their academic classes always have to come first.
Digital citizenship and classroom management. Minecraft: Structure or Free Play? The Pepperdine server has been updated, and one of three teams of students in my Exploratory has completed the Underwater Mine Rescue Challenge thus far.
The remaining two teams have had difficulty organizing and completing the challenge. Watching the kids during today’s Exploratory, I realized that it is a challenge to direct kids in an open sandbox game such as Minecraft without employing a specific mod such as MineraftEdu or being a drill sargent. The latter of which I do not wish to be and would defeat the whole purpose of playing the game in the first place. Maybe my role as the facilitator of this Exploratory is simply to provide the students with a place and time at school to play in the presence of their friends. Minecraftclubhub [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Minecraft Club Hub. Welcome to the Minecraft Club Hub, home of the Toronto District School Board / EDGE Lab Multi-School Minecraft Space!
Click here (or the side bar) to access pages from Agnes Macphail P.S., Duke of Connaught P.S. or Highland Heights Jr. P.S. ! We'll add links to other pages as they are created. In-Club Rules and In-Game Rules. 6 Steps to Successfully Integrate Minecraft in Your Classroom. I have been asked many times about how to use Minecraft in the classroom.
Educator WesFryer is my latest convert and not only for Minecraft’s use in schools, but Minecraft can also be a way to connect with your children. He explains this in a wonderful blogpost. Yes, Minecraft is one of the latest fads in education, but I firmly believe that this one will last for a long time. The open-ended game play of Minecraft allows for infinite uses with every experience being different.
Are Legos still popular today? 121192.doc. Technology SetUp and Management - List. Classroom Management. The Teacher's Guide Classroom Management Strategies and Resources Page. Classroom Management Strategies. Strategies are divided into three categories.
There is some overlap between categories, however, I've tried to break things down into a logical pattern. Organization Scheduling - 1 Computer Classroom Many options for scheduling are available. Choose a scheduling strategies based on how your classroom schedule is currently setup. Most projects will be group or class project with the work divided up and placed into the same presentation. Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo.
I highly recommend you check out Class Dojo, you can view graphs, automatically send weekly updates to parents with comments and visually display student progress. My students are highly motivated by the graphs and avatars. I use it for my social thinking groups in an elementary school but now that I am more familiar with it I have found many more uses for it. The staff has been very helpful anytime I have had questions and they are continuously improving it's features.Enjoy! – athibault
Classroom Management Strategies.
I like your ideas for a progress chart using /'s and x's, a binder to organize all tech related paperwork, and the green cup=doing fine/red cup=needs help signal. It is an excellent idea to teach the undo button mini lesson early on, and I love the five-minute timer idea for keeping the mini lessons short and to the point. – annekurland
Technology & Classroom Management - What’s Here This page is a guest post by Lindsey Wright.
In this article, she explores the role of classroom management in technology integration: Should teachers simply fit technology into their current instruction, or use it as a way to make learning differentiated and more child-centered? How can teachers manage the practical aspects of using technology integration so that it’s a tool to enhance learning and not just a gimmick? Read on to see Lindsey’s ideas.
Shifting From Linear to an Exploratory Mode of Learning With the evolution of technology comes the evolution of learning. PowerPoints: Beyond “Sit and Get” One of the easiest way teachers can incorporate the use technology in the classroom is the use of PowerPoint or similar presentations to condense information in a very visually appealing way.
Classroom Management With Technology. Etoolbox.wikispaces.com/file/view/ClassroomManagementDigitalAge.pdf. Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More.
Wow! I am very happy to learn about The Teaching Channel. I watched this video which covers the basics of choosing and using a tech tool in the classroom: I am eager to explore more! – annekurland
The Teaching Channel is a new tool for me. I've already found some really helpful videos. I would appreciate any links to specific videos that others find helpful. – barbradonachy
Okay, it really is time for me to try Voicethread! Thanks for sharing these tips. I would also like to explore the wiki with the link that is provided at the end. – annekurland