Avoiding School Work In our DEJA VU workshop, we addressed how to help kids who avoid their school work. Because Avoiders are overwhelmed to begin with, going through the Daily Plan each morning or the night before is very important. For an Avoider, you might even expand that idea with a flow chart or hourly schedule. They need to see all the things that they DO have time for. Schedule breakfast, lunch and dinner and all other extracurricular activities. Guided Collaborative Story Writing Jul July 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment Image source: Find a photo story, pictures that can be used as sequences or some pictures that can form a story. Make enough copies for your students.
Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers July 28, 2014 With the massive uptake of web 2.0 technologies, the concept of portfolios has migrated to the cloud giving rise to what is now termed electronic portfolios or ePortfolios for short. An ePortfolio is similar in essence to the traditional pen and paper portfolio but with a set of added advantages. For instance , ePortfolios are accessible anywhere anytime with internet connection. Also ePortfolios allows for a wider inclusion of different multimedia items such as videos, podcasts, audio recordings, slides, text, images and many more. Why Use ePortfolios ? How to Use Google Forms to Create an Interactive Workflow Google Forms is the office workflow interface you didn’t know you needed. Google Forms isn’t just another simple survey tool. In its most simple form, it’s a free data collection tool. With a little know-how, you can unleash the combined power within Google Forms, Google Sheets, and Add-ons to create some powerful workflows to help you get more done in the office. Things You Can Do With Google Forms
k12 Start Computer and Technology Skills: Microsoft Office and MORE! Series Ever want to learn about all the online tools that you might find on your computer? Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning In this article, I'll share 10 tips to use collaboration tools in eLearning, so that you can create eLearning courses that are truly interactive, immersive, and innovative. Each tip, trick, and technique will allow you to not only more effectively utilize collaboration tools, but to make social collaboration an integral part of your eLearning strategy. Collaborative learning is an important part of eLearning. It allows learners to benefit from the experience of their peers, become fully engaged in their own learning experience, and more effectively acquire and retain information.
7 Free PowerPoint Alternatives for All Your Presentation Needs Microsoft PowerPoint is fantastic. There’s a reason why it’s the standard presentation tool used in schools and businesses all across the country: it’s good, it’s easy, it works, and it has a bunch of nifty features that make presentations simple. But there are also reasons why you might not want to use it, the main reason being that you probably shouldn’t buy Microsoft Office these days. It’d be smarter to get an Office 365 subscription instead, but that will still cost you. Frayer Model The Frayer Model is a vocabulary development tool. In contrast with a straight definition, the model helps to develop a better understanding of complex concepts by having students identify not just what something is, but what something is not. The center of the diagram shows the concept being defined, while the quadrants around the concept are used for providing the details.
Inspired Picture Writing Basic fun with words A sentence usually has a noun and a verb. Drag-n-Drop a noun and a verb onto the photograph (Hint: Pick words that make sense to you). Add other words that seem to fit with that noun and that verb. If it sounds right, chances are you've just written a complete sentence. (BTW–This doesn't need to be very long: "Ice melts" is a complete sentence.) 12 ways to use Google Classroom’s newest features Google has released some great new features for Classroom. But what can we do with them? Here are some ideas. (Sketch by Matt Miller)