60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. “Q” Note : All Viralelt posts share the same structure. Teacher’s notes appear only on How to use Viralelt. This is done to keep “teacher text” to a minimum and avoid repetition. What typical “queue behaviour” is shown in the video? When there are two or more queues how do you decide which one to join? Do you ever move from queue to queue?
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18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google Docs have made it easy for students to work on the same piece of writing at home and at school, and have allowed teachers to explore collaborative writing assignments and synchronous editing with students. There are also many digital tools that can support students as they learn how to read deeply, take well-cited notes, and navigate the writing process. While many teachers are finding efficiency in allowing students to write and submit assignments online, not all students or teachers want to use the exact same set of tools. That’s why Littleton’s Instructional Technology Specialist, Dana Levesque, started compiling resources on a site that both teachers and students can access to find the tools that fit their needs. “Kids have different learning styles,” Levesque said.
Minds in Bloom: 20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks Wednesday's guest post about why kids need to move from pediatric occupational therapist Loren Shlaes was so popular that I decided to follow it up with a list of Brain Breaks you can use with your students. These are great to use anytime your students are feeling restless and are struggling to pay attention. Most of these will only take a few minutes, and then you can get back to the lesson with your students ready to focus on the lesson at hand.5-4-3-2-1. In this simple game, students stand up and the teacher (or leader) has them do five different movements in descending order. For example the teacher would say: "Do fivejumping jacks, spin around four times, hop on one foot threetimes, walk all the way around the classroom two times, give your neighbor one high-five (pausing in between each task for students to do it).Trading Places Have students stand behind their pushed-in chairs. Please note that I did not come up with all of these out of my own head.
10 Creative Ways To Use Video in Your School - Flipped Learning Network Hub --Originally published at Flipped Learning – Ed Tech Enthusiast Why use video? They say “a picture is worth a thousand words”. So, at 24 frames a second, a 2 minute video is worth 2,880,000 words. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website The original selective attention task This video is the one that started our collaboration and inspired the book. You can read more about it here. The Monkey Business Illusion This was Dan's submission to the 2010 Best Illusion of the Year contest.
How to Engage Students in the First few Minutes I have a wonderful friend who is currently a student teacher. I absolutely love chatting to her about her experiences and questions, as she challenges me to reflect on my own practice: to re-evaluate my strategies; to work out what it is I do and why; to tweak what isn’t working. Her questions are always intelligent, thought-provoking and full of exciting curiosity – she is going to make an exceptional teacher.
3 Great Free Resources to Download Music and Sound Clips to Use in Class Presentations and Video Projects October 13, 2014 When working on multimedia projects in class, students will definitely need to have recourse to a wide range of resources such as images, video clips, audio and musical recordings to mention a few. Of course the web is the ultimate storage room where students can access these materials. However, there are regulations and copyrights that students have to abide by when using digital resources. In this regard, EdTech and Mlearning has already compiled a list of some of the best places where students can get free images, and today I am sharing with you a similar list but on music and sound recordings. These websites provide students with a safe environment where they can access and use a wide range of musical recordings and sound clips.
50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites. Articles & Advice
What to Do About ... Students Who Seek Attention Advice from Real Teachers Each Wednesday at 8:30 pm EST, I post a call for teacher questions on my Facebook page. I review the questions and choose a few to feature on Facebook each day, where you're invited to chime in with your advice. When I see a post that receives a large number of responses, I compile the best answers to create a helpful blog post. Doing that means your great advice doesn't get lost in Facebook land! An Excellent iPad App for Taking Notes and Annotating PDFs is Now Free (Was $6) October 12, 2014 Margin Note Reader is definitely a must have app for teachers, educators and more specifically for student researchers. The app is free now for a limited time (used to cost $6). As always, when I say free I mean in the iTunes store here in Canada and the USA, not sure if it is free in other corners of the world.