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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] Sydney Learning Festival. Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Back-to-School Activities to Inspire Creativity. This summer seems to have flown by and I find myself debating different activities for back-to-school.

Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Back-to-School Activities to Inspire Creativity

No matter which ones I choose, I do love to inspire creativity in my students from the first day. It's important for them to see that I value and encourage creative thought. So here's a list of some great back-to-school activities you can share with your students. 1. I just uploaded a new freebie today, which is based on an old favorite: Create a Caricature {South Park Style}. The download has a student information planning guide so they can write information about themselves before creating their image. Journalism connection: You can also have students create the caricatures for the yearbook or school newspaper. And students aren't the only ones who should have fun creating caricatures: you can make a welcome back sign in your likeness, as well. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. See another post I have on this topic HERE. 8. 9. Flipboard section on Flipboard. Meme-Activity-BUNDLE-Presentations-Activities-Editable-809994 Teaching Resources. Meme Activity BUNDLE!

Meme-Activity-BUNDLE-Presentations-Activities-Editable-809994 Teaching Resources

Presentations, Activities, Editable This bundle includes the following three separate products: Meme Activity for Icebreaker or Anytime in Literature, History, Careers, Sociology Classes Socratic Seminar Questioning Activity Using "Y U No" Meme for ANY Class or Content Area "Some ECards" Meme Activity & Templates What is a meme? You get: • Meme Activity & presentation, which includes: • a 55-slide presentation that breaks down memes and prompts them to create their own. . • "What I Really Do" Printables (PDF file) • Icebreaker Meme Student Presentation (11 slides) . • Character/Historical Figure Meme Activity Student Presentation (11 slides)

. • Career Meme Activity Student Presentation (11 slides). Engaging Learning Practices and Higher Levels of Thinking! Set aside any negatives you may have about common core - at the foundation - the expectation is that students master concepts, feel success through critical thinking, and can strategize effectively.

Engaging Learning Practices and Higher Levels of Thinking!

These are tools we need in everyday life. I'm all for it. I'm pretty happy about the whole college and career readiness push. The career part is what makes me happy. We've been focusing a lot on those kiddos heading off to college quite a bit. For quite a while I was bothered by the whole gifted program. I'm thrilled to see that this concept has been pushed to blanket the entire sea of students, regardless of the acronym (or lack thereof) attached to their name. Regardless of label, I have always expected my kiddos to engage critical, deep thinking tools.

They are posted on my white board so we can refer to them when we are trying to figure something out. Here they are on my white board. I have these little posters coupled with some depth of knowledge posters. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] When using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (a revised take on Bloom’s devised by educator Andrew Churches), it helps to have a list of taxonomy verbs to know what actions define each stage of the taxonomy.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

This is useful for lesson planning, rubric making, and any other teacher-oriented task requiring planning and assessment strategies. The Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy verbs in this handy infographic apply specifically to each stage of the taxonomy, from LOTS (lower-order thinking skills) to the HOTS (higher-order thinking skills). According to Churches on his wiki Edorigami, “Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies …” This means the revised Digital Taxonomy verbs listed below are applicable to you facilitating technology use in the modern classrooms.

Engaging Learning Practices and Higher Levels of Thinking! How to Build Your Makerspace. Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself.

How to Build Your Makerspace

" But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone. Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you. Read on for ideas from the educators and entrepreneurs who think making 24/7, including what is involved with project-based learning and making in the classroom and tried-and-true lessons from the field on starting your makerspace. I made this printable word puzzle to be used for the Blue & Gold Banquet.

Notice the links below to print out a clear PDF copy. Notice that their is a Red E in puzzle number 7. You will need to print this in color, or use a red marker to fix all of those so it makes it easier for people to get the answer. I incorporated the above puzzle into a placemat shown on the left. For more info, click here To print the new placemat shown below for 2014 with a completely new rebus puzzle, CLICK HERE.