Create Your Own Google Classroom - G Suite Not Required Last month Google began allowing anyone who has a Gmail address to join Google Classroom classrooms. This week that option was extended to allow anyone who has a Gmail address to create his or her own Google Classroom online classroom. Teachers who are already using Google Classroom within a G Suite for Education account already know how to create a new classroom. For people who have been waiting to try it, here's what you need to do: 1. cienciagriega (Wix-Logo) Create a Wix site! 100s of templatesNo coding neededStart now >> (Wix Logo)
Japanese cookies are almost too good to eat thanks to incredible icing art The creative culinary connoisseur behind these delightfully elaborate designs is Chihiro Ogura, from JapanThe cookie toppings also feature a set of frying pans, filled with fried eggs and eggs as well as ornate floral wreathsColourful chillis and intricate blue and white bird feathers have also been decorated on the nicely cookie bases By Tom Wyke for MailOnline Published: 13:18 GMT, 25 May 2016 | Updated: 13:54 GMT, 25 May 2016
6 Tips for Faculty Meetings Worth Going To Laura Thomas , Director, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal, Author of Facilitating Authentic Learning, Director of the Antioch Critical Skills Program; Elementary Library Media Specialist Posted 04/16/2015 5:12PM | Last Commented 07/10/2015 12:47PM Ask most teachers about faculty meetings and they'll describe a black hole of boring announcements, fruitless debate, and overwhelming agendas. In short, most of us would rather fall on a fork than attend. But what if faculty meetings could actually inspire and engage? What if they were the high point of the week? 5 Handy Chrome Extensions for Teachers After seeing my browser in one of my tutorial videos or one of my presentations, people often ask me about the extensions that I have installed. Here are five Chrome extensions that teachers should try. 1. Nimbus screenshot - Rather than answering the same question dozens of times, create a screencast video to explain how to use a website. Or use the extension to make a flipped classroom video. 2.
PBL When I started teaching STEM science using PBL, I found out that, although there are millions of resources for "dessert projects" for middle school, there was not much in terms of the invitations to learn that I was looking for at this level. I started modifying or adapting what I found, and came up with several entry documents that I am now using in my practice. All of these have a "teacher corner" where you will find enduring understandings, essential questions and NGSS and CCSS alignment. All of them are intended for middle school, but they could easily be used across grade levels depending on the need to knows of your students. Hope you find them useful.
Blog - Sparkling in Second Grade Latest on Pinterest Latest on Facebook Sparkling in Second 17 hours ago Let's celebrate the miracle that is teaching! ... Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves Editor's Note: This piece was adapted from Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies to Help Students Thrive in School and Beyond by Larry Ferlazzo, available March 21, 2015 from Routledge. My previous post reviewed research on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and described the four qualities that have been identified as critical to helping students motivate themselves: autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance. In this post, I'll discuss practical classroom strategies to reinforce each of these four qualities. Autonomy Providing students with freedom of choice is one strategy for promoting learner autonomy. Educators commonly view this idea of choice through the lens of organizational and procedural choice.
Try Kami for Annotating PDFs This afternoon during Practical Ed Tech Live I answered a request for a tool that can be used to annotate PDFs. One of the suggestions that I made was to try Kami. Kami is a tool that you can use to draw, type, and highlight on PDFs.