Using iMovie in the Elementary Classroom: Part 1 “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” By John Dewey Using iMovie maker can open many doors in the classroom for students to use their 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking along with using technology. This week I am going to show you one way how you can use iMovie in your classroom. Using the green screen feature is easy and makes learning a little more fun. For years in the classroom we have had the students doing Readers Theater, making their own skits or commercials etc; well now they can do this in front of a green screen and bring their work more to life.
Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! Dr. Seuss Went to War by Richard H. Minear Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991) was a life-long cartoonist: in high school in Springfield, Massachusetts; in college at Dartmouth (Class of 1925); as an adman in New York City before World War II; in his many children's books, beginning with To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street (1937).
7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It’s why people can sit on a draft for weeks—every time they take “one more look,” they can find a way to make it better. While it’s definitely a fun challenge to see how long you can keep finessing your work, it’s not always practical. After all, your boss usually doesn’t want you working on that press release for weeks on end while you try to brainstorm the perfect opening line.
Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics.
CogDogRoo - StoryTools 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (return) Note! 50+ Ways is no longer being updated here but over at the new site for 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story-- It has more organizational features and includes ways for you to add content to the site once you join the new wiki. 5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom Photo Courtesy of flickr and Sue Waters The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re a great way for students to distil and summarize information. They help students get to the crux of an issue, sorting through important ideas and concepts quickly in order to see what’s important. And “see” is the operative word here, because word clouds are certainly nice to look at. They speak fantastically to humans’ affinity for the visual, and are particularly useful for visual learners.
Legend of the Trojan War (Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts) - Ancient Greece for Kids Ancient Greece for Kids There is an old saying - Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. This saying comes from the legend of the Trojan Horse. As the story goes ...... A long time ago, there was an ancient city-state on the coast of Turkey, across the sea from Sparta. This city-state was named Troy. Conferencing with Students about Writing Conferencing with Students PL This is an example of a teacher leading a conference with a student about her writing draft. Conferencing is a critical step in digital story telling and needs to be held as often as possible to create great stories. 33778 GA_Cumming_FCSchoolsGA_FCSchoolsGA_369/conferencing1_fdb361126c254c11986e92490aec6ae2_wmvconverted.mp4 A Galimoto Day PL Kindergarten Drama Wednesday Group performs a skit based on Karen Lynn William's book Galimoto about a little named Kondi. Preparing for Download... Video file is missing.
Teacher Tools for Interactive Whiteboards ↓ Skip to Main Content Home Resources Teacher Tools Numbers to Ten on the TenFrame Comprehension Why Use Reading A-Z for Comprehension Resources Reading A-Z's Comprehension resources support students' learning beyond Foundational Skills and give students the tools necessary to switch from learning to read to reading to learn. How to Use Comprehension Resources