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eduMedia – Science in action! How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides | Mr. Kamrowski Working in a one-to-one school district, where every student is provided with a device such as an iPad or Chromebook, can be a great opportunity of freedom for teachers and students. The device serves as an efficient tool to create and curate information, as well as, a flexible environment to share content. No longer does an individual need to negotiate with textbook publishers and be locked into the confines of the perception of the authors of a company when it comes to the content and methods that should be used to teach a specific skill or understanding. Why Google Slides? The easiest and most effective tool I have found to create e-books is Google Slides. How to Use Google Slides as an E-Book Creator Step 1 Decide the layout of your e-book. Step 2 If you are like me, you will want to create some consistency with your layout. Step 3 Add your content. Step 4 Share the e-book with your students and others. Take Your E-Book to the Next Level Question: Do you use e-books in your classroom?

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Makey Makey Game Controller Challenge By Teacher Librarian Colleen Graves Appropriate for Grade Levels 5th to HS Lesson Objectives Introduce the TMI Design process from Invent to Learn - Think Make Improve Design and create a video game in Scratch Create an interactive game controller to control the student made game Engage students in innovation and creation Entice students to create with technology rather than just consume it Designed in Canva by Colleen Graves Lesson Steps Note: You will have to teach your students the basics in Scratch before beginning this lesson. DAY 1: Invitation to Innovate Set out a computer, a Makey Makey and a box of conductive and nonconductive items for each small group. DAY 2-3: Storyboard and Design Sketches (Think) Now that the students are familiar with the Makey Makey, have them create storyboards for a game they would like to design in Scratch. DAY 4-5: Create Games in Scratch and Build Controllers (Make) Give students time to create games in Scratch. Standards Note on Standards

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies Infographic Instructional Design Infographics Teacher Infographics Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies Infographic Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies Infographic Most teachers care about their students’ results, and if you are reading this, you are undoubtedly one of them. 1. It is crucial that you are clear about what you want your students to learn during each lesson. 2. Once you are clear about what you want your students to know and be able to do by the end of the lesson, you need to tell them what they need to know and show them how to do the tasks you want them to be able to do. 2. Techniques such as randomised sampling, student answer-boards and tell-a-friend help you to check for understanding before moving on from the show and tell part of your lesson while you can use other questioning techniques at different stages of your lesson. 4. Graphic outlines include things such as mind maps, flow-charts and Venn diagrams. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Via: www.evidencebasedteaching.org.au

Start het schooljaar eens op een 21e eeuwse manier! Leerlingen leren kennen en leerlingen elkaar laten leren kennen is elk jaar weer één van de leuke activiteiten die een docent aan het begin van het jaar mag doen. Er zijn ontzettend veel voorbeelden van hoe je dit kunt doen en de meeste docenten zullen zo hun eigen voorkeuren hierin ontwikkeld hebben. Misschien is het wel eens tijd voor wat nieuws en tijd voor iets dat wat beter past bij de huidige leerlingen. Het zichzelf laten voorstellen door leerlingen kan tegenwoordig namelijk ook op een ‘21st Century Skills‘ manier, ofwel door vaardig gebruik te maken van moderne informatie en communicatie technologie. Ik heb nog geen definitieve keuze gemaakt met betrekking tot hoeveel mogelijkheden ik ga aanbieden en welke maar voor collega’s die dit ook willen gaan doen zijn dit mijn voorlopige suggesties: Laat leerlingen word clouds maken om zichzelf te omschrijven.Laat leerlingen een Pinterest board maken met tien pins die hen weergeven.Laat leerlingen een podcast maken. Vind je dit wat?

SmART Ideas: Create Your Avatar SmART Ideas: Create Your Avatar Have you ever listened or seen a commercial and felt like it was speaking directly to you? If so, you’ve been hit with what marketers call “the perfect avatar”. When advertising teams create a concept, they do so with an image of what their ideal customer looks like, what they say, how they say it and what’s important to them. That way, when they craft their ad, they can make it seem as though they are hitting all of that customer’s biggest pain points. Actors do this too when they are preparing for a role. In today’s video tip, I’m sharing how to use this idea of creating an avatar to better understand and craft character development. Like this? Need that template? And just in case you’d like to use this strategy, here’s a copy of my avatar example and a blank template you can use (available as a PDF download). Related Keep the Drama Coming! Drama is everywhere these days....on the news, in our workplaces and plenty of it in our daily lives. May 10, 2011

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