A to Z Teacher Stuff For Teachers FREE online lesson plans, lesson plan ideas and activities, thematic units, printables, themes, teaching tips, articles, and educational resources The 10 Most Asked Questions About Genius Hour and 20% Time Projects – A.J. JULIANI How do I get started? Lucky for you there is many teachers who have already jumped into Genius Hour and 20% Time Projects. Even luckier is that they have shared their experiences online, in books, in interviews, webinars, and in courses. I offer teachers a free four-part mini-course on Genius Hour and 20% Time (you can check it out there). I’m also teaching an online course this upcoming Fall Semester for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. If you want to see exactly how to get started, and then be walked through the process by me and other teachers taking the course, check it out here and pre-register before it is too late. Where do I find the time in my curriculum? Great question. In fact, it seems like everyone does it differently because every school is different. Does this project connect to standards? Yes. Standards That Connect to Reading/Researching with Inquiry Standards That Connect to Analyzing and Applying with Inquiry Standards for Mathematical Practice
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Technology and Interactive Notebooks – Teaching Without a Quill This is 100% inspired by Ditch the Book writer Matt Miller using sketch notes and incorporation of technology. Go check him out if you haven’t already. Now, on to what has worked in my room.. Student’s need to use both the PENCIL and the COMPUTER. What are Sketch Notes? Sketch notes are awesome if taught correctly. Now, since I have ditched the textbook I would have them take Sketch Notes using the technology. What technology goes with the Sketch Notes? My two favorite technology tools to have students do Sketch Notes with are Hyperdocs (as maybe a culminating activity at the end of the Hyperdoc) OR Slidebooks. Can students really use both at once? You might think, too much multi-tasking come on. Like this: Like Loading...
Visual Notes Explained Free Printable Worksheets for Preschool through Sixth Grade Birds-of-Paradise Project: Events & Resources Ed Scholes (left) and Tim Laman at work in a New Guinea treetop. Photo by Tim Laman. Visit the Birds-of-Paradise Project Website Our Birds-of-Paradise Project website takes you inside the world of these spectacular birds to show you how they create their complex displays. Order the Book The Cornell Lab and National Geographic have copublished the gorgeous coffee table book Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds (at left), presenting all 39 species of birds-of-paradise with spectacular photographs. See the Museum Exhibit Fascinating stories of research and adventure are the foundation of this highly interactive exhibition developed by National Geographic and the Cornell Lab. Educators: Teach With Birds-of-Paradise Lesson Plans The Cornell Lab's BirdSleuth K-12 project has adapted the materials from the Birds-of-Paradise Project for use in the classroom. Watch the Trailer
Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers Rubrics are an important tool for all teachers. They carefully explain the criteria that will be used to judge a particular piece of student work. Rubrics benefit both teachers and students. Teachers have a complete analysis of every student's work measured against a consistent scale. Show me a sample rubric. Teacher tip: Creating rubrics with students before an assignment begins can help them see the task before them more clearly. Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Overcoming Common Hurdles Jon Bergmann: Here are some tips to overcome some of the hurdles and blunders that we’ve seen commonly happen as teachers flip their classrooms. Aaron Sams: Make sure your students can access the content. We all know that not all students have access to the Internet at their home, so you may have to come up with some other solutions. Get some flash drives, check them out to students; burn the video content onto DVDs; or write a grant, get a class set of some sort of digital device that you can check out to your students and they can take home and use that way. Jon Bergmann: Make sure you teach your students how to watch a video. Aaron Sams: Keep in mind that the length of the video does matter. Jon Bergmann: Ultimately, I think the key is that you hold kids accountable. Aaron Sams: So some teachers get a little intimidated by this idea of creating their own videos. Jon Bergmann: One of the beauties of the flipped class is it’s very scalable. [ applause ]
Socrative 1000s FREE Primary Teaching Resources & Printables - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Word Clouds Revisited! 35+ Activities, Web Tools & Apps – Teacher Reboot Camp “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelo In November, I spent the month training teachers around Venezuela to integrate technology in the classroom. One of the most practical and favorite training sessions was introducing teachers and professors to teaching with word clouds. Many teachers around the world have yet to be introduced to the power of word clouds for vocabulary, reading, and writing instruction. Word clouds make integrating technology to learn cost-efficient and easy. Enjoyed these resources? Ideas Use word clouds to get students to: Make inferences about a topic before reading or exploring the unit or chapter.Guess the news story or current event from a word cloud of an article.Guess the lyrics- Sporcle has an online quiz where students guess a popular song from a word cloud of lyrics. Tips You can use the ~ to group words and create phrases. Word Cloud Creators More Resources
com -- Discussion Questions and Projects for Use With Any Film that is a Work of Fiction Note: In some of the questions we have used the term "major characters." Before asking the questions, have the class identify the major characters. In addition, these questions can also be limited to one or more characters. Characterization is delineated through: (1) the character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; (2) the narrator's description; and (3) the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters. 1. This question can be modified by naming the character which is the subject of the question. 21. [This question is designed to be asked after question #2.] 4. [This question can be limited to one particular character.] 7. [Try modifying the question by naming the character or a group of characters.] 9. [This question can be modified by naming one or several symbols as the subject for analysis.] 8. If the story is rich in allusions, increase the number of allusions that the student must discuss. 18. See Introducing Theatrical and Cinematic Technique. 1. 1. 8. 1.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Effective Questions to Help Students Develop A Growth Mindset November 1, 2014 When it comes to high quality education blog posts. Dr Jackie Gerstein is one of my favourite authors. I always find her articles very insightful and full of new ideas and thoughts to learn from.