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The Jigsaw Classroom: A Cooperative Learning Technique

The Jigsaw Classroom: A Cooperative Learning Technique

Jeopardy Style Review Game Creator The Instant Jeopardy Review Game has been designed and dramatically improved to make it the perfect review game for a wide variety of classroom uses. This tool is a fun and interactive way to review content in your classroom, meeting, conference, or other group setting. The new and improved version of the Jeopardy Review Game includes the following features: Simple insertion of pictures on Question and/or Answer slides Full support for symbols, such as exponents and wingdings style fonts Better support for foreign language Question and/or Answer slides Simpler visual editing process Embed anything in your question slides, even Youtube videos, flash objects, etc.

Cooperative Learning What is Cooperative Learning? Cooperative learning is an instructional strategy that simultaneously addresses academic and social skill learning by students. It is a well-researched instructional strategy and has been reported to be highly successful in the classroom. For a more in depth explanation of this strategy, follow this link to the self-guided tutorial. What is its purpose? There is an every increasing need for interdependence in all levels of our society. How can I do it? Five Basic Elements of Cooperative Learning 1. The basic elements of cooperative learning can be considered essential to all interactive methods. How can I adapt it? Cooperative learning can take place in a variety of circumstances. Assessment and Evaluation Considerations Observing cooperative learning groups in action allows you to effectively assess students' work and understanding. Teacher Resources

Tarsia With this software you will easily be able to create, print out, save and exchange customised jigsaws, domino activities and a variety of rectangular card sort activities. The activities created using this software can be presented in printable form, ready to cut out. Formulator Tarsia known earlier as Formulator Jigsaw is an editor designed for Teachers of Mathematics creating the activities in a form of jigsaws or dominos etc for later use in a class. It includes the powerful equation editor for building the math-expressions for the activities. An advanced feature of text placement along the side of the shape makes this tool irreplaceable software for fast activity creation. Formulator Tarsia installation package contains samples kindly offered by: Hermitech Laboratory highly appreciates these contributions. Creating learning activities with Formulator Tarsia Formulator Tarsia contains the following interface elements: Bottom navigation bar Right hand navigation bar Document area 1. 2.

Johns Hopkins University Creative Dramatics in the Classroom by Dee Dickinson For many years Creative Dramatics was a requirement for teacher certification at the University of Washington and in many other universities throughout the country. Budget cuts resulted in the demise of this program (along with many of the other arts); however, its value is still apparent. In order to prepare students for engaging in this process, it is useful to have them gain confidence by becoming various characters as a group, or participating in group pantomimes, such as different kinds of trees moving in the wind. Another preliminary activity for early elementary children might be the following: The teacher reads mysteriously Walter de la Mare's poem, Someone. The teacher might ask for volunteers to make the sounds of the busy beetle, others the screech-owl, and others dewdrops, while she/he reads the poem again. After confidence builds in the group, there are some useful ways to assure the success of such creative play. About the author Copyright © January 2002 - interactive and multimedia learning modules Reader Idea | Teaching the American Civil War to Students in China An 1866 image showed Gen. Robert E. Lee on Traveller, his famous horse. This idea, for using primary sources to help teach about the Civil War, comes from a teacher who works with English-language learners in China. If you’ve used The Times for teaching and learning and would like to see your idea on our blog, write in and tell us what you’ve done. Teacher: Margaret Blaha Institution: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Grade Level of Students: Intermediate to advanced English-language students Idea: Students use a Learning Network lesson on the Civil War and primary and secondary sources, do their own research on an important figure, then write blog posts that explain a primary source and its lasting effects on American culture. Why We Chose It: This lesson offers an engaging introduction to the vast topic of the Civil War for a 17-week course on Western culture taught in China to English-language college students. What Ms. “I’m proud of how it all turned out. — Margaret Blaha

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