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Student Materials: Flip Book

Student Materials: Flip Book

Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of the tools in my playlist below will help you go deeper in 2014. Video Playlist: Tools to Enhance Videos for Learning Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: BoomWriter- A Great Tool for Conducting Engaging Group-Writing Projects with Students June 26, 2014 BoomWriter is a collaborative writing website that is free for teachers and allows students to create, share, and even publish stories and other original content. BoomWriter’s easy-to-use and interactive group writing platform lets teachers deliver a fun and engaging personalized learning experience, while elementary, middle, and high school age students work online to develop their reading, writing, and peer assessment skills. Here is how BoomWriter works The teacher selects a “story start”, either from a database of original first chapters or they can create their own prompt, and students then individually write what they think should be the next chapter/section. The teacher reviews each submission online before allowing the students to read and vote on the anonymous chapter/s that they would like to see included as the next part of the piece.

Lapbooking Making the Mini-books the heart of lapbooking A lapbook is simply a collection of minibooks affixed on a base. As you are studying your chosen homeschool topic, whether it be Colonial America or Penguins, use the mini-books to reinforce or narrate what was studied. In this way you can make a mini-book every day or so. Once your unit study is over, you will have a nice collection of mini-books to mount into a lapbook. Science fair, journals, and experiments. Oh my! I l.o.v.e to teach science! I hate the mess I sometimes make with my experiments, but it's well worth it in the end. We've posted a couple science experiments {here}. I wanted to share with you my science journal that we use to write our hypothesis and conclusion. I copy the front cover in a fun color and use a blank page of that same color for the back.

Persuasion Map Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Demonstrating Understanding of Richard Wright's Rite of Passage Students use the elements of persuasion for a specific audience to demonstrate their understanding of Richard Wright's accessible and engaging coming-of-age novel, Rite of Passage. Write on Reader - How a Book is Made - Make Your Own Book As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism.

MINI BOOK TEMPLATE - FREE CENTER! Pages This Blog Linked From Here The Web March 30, 2012 Sunflower Faith » Lapbook Planner If you’re anything like me, since making my first lapbook, I needed a more user friendly way to organize my thoughts and ideas for a lapbook. Unfortunately, the unit lesson plans and even just basic lesson plans, didn’t really meet my need for something creative like a lapbook so I finally ended up creating a planner to outline future lapbooks with. This has become a big help, since my husband will be working on a lapbook project with our child and it was hard explaining to a “left brain” how to create a somewhat “right brain” project. With this planner, it helps him organize a lapbook a little bit easier though it helps, I have a “sample” lapbook already created for him to base his project on. It’s with prayers that this planner can bless you and your lapbook projects and please definetely leave a comment or email how this planner has helped you or ideas of how to “tweak” it more.

Math After our unit on Fractions, Decimals is going smoothly. We are working on writing, comparing, ordering, adding/subtracting and converting decimals. I need to create a few new center activities(maybe next year) . We are getting ready for our state MCAS test next week. We use Everyday Math as a resource to the Common Core. Teachers The Zimmer Twins is a fun way to incorporate technology into the classroom. Watch your students expand their vocabulary, practice proper writing habits, and become junior movie producers all at the same time! Take a few minutes to explore the Zimmer Twins and so you are familiar with the site before using it with your students. Getting Started