Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Student Interactives Student Interactive Encourage your students to study their content area vocabulary, practice grammar or parts of speech, or demonstrate what they have learned by creating crossword puzzles. The tool also includes a Play mode with crossword puzzles for students in grades K–12. For additional information for using this tool out of the classroom, see Crossword Puzzles in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Grades K – 1 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Phonics Through Literature: Learning About the Letter M Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Blast Off! 3, 2, 1... Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit "America the Beautiful": Using Music and Art to Develop Vocabulary back to top
Kamerafunktionen i Google ÖversättHar ni provat kamerafunktionen i Google Översätt-appen? Tanken är att man riktar kameran mot en text och får den översatt. Detta kan göras antingen genom att man markerar den text man vill få översatt eller så slår man på funktionen ”instant” så översätts texten direkt i kameran. Jag var ju tvungen att testa lite. Google har gjort en video som illustrerar hur appen fungerar där låten ”La Bamba” översätts. Tycker att det ska bli intressant att se hur vi lärare och våra elever kommer att utnyttja denna funktion på ett smart sätt i undervisningen.Word Cloud GeneratorHow the Word Cloud Generator Works The layout algorithm for positioning words without overlap is available on GitHub under an open source license as d3-cloud. Note that this is the only the layout algorithm and any code for converting text into words and rendering the final output requires additional development. As word placement can be quite slow for more than a few hundred words, the layout algorithm can be run asynchronously, with a configurable time step size.
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for TeachersThere are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1. Classtools is already one of my favourite websites, home of the Countdown Timer and Random Word Picker. 2. Content generator’s templates allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through our custom software – no coding required. 3. SuperTeacherTools.com is dedicated to providing technology tools for teaching that are quick and easy to download, learn, and start using in your classroom. 4. 5. 6. 7. Also worth a look: 8. 9. 10. 11. And finally….. 12.
Theme PoemsIn this online tool, elementary students can write poems based on shapes from five different categories: Nature, School, Sports, Celebrations, and Shapes. Within these categories, 32 different shapes are included. By selecting a shape, students are learning how to focus their writing on a particular topic or theme. In addition, as part of the online tool, students are prompted to brainstorm, write, and revise their poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can save their draft poems to revise later. See the 5-minute video tutorial Saving Work With the Student Interactives for more information on have to save, e-mail, and open a file in any of the ReadWriteThink Student Interactives. For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Theme Poems in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Dynamite Diamante Poetry Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry Acrostic Poems Diamante Poems Theme Poems
Word Study Collections in the Elementary ClassroomPosted 07/19/2015 7:57PM | Last Commented 07/19/2015 7:57PM I read Stephen King’s book, On Writing, in 2007 while attending the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project’s summer writing institute. One of my fellow attendees mentioned that Stephen King likes to write to heavy music like Metallica and Guns and Roses, which immediately sparked my attention. I’m here to discuss words. A study done in 2011 by the Studies & Research Committee of the Massachusetts Reading Association states that, “Effective vocabulary instruction is characterized by deliberate selection of words to be taught and frequent opportunities for students to interact with the words in meaningful contexts. Something we already knew, right? There are tons of ways to teach/collect words. Collecting Words Words come from all subjects, but mostly our vocabulary words come from reading and writing. Sketch and Write This word study for the week consists of four words. Discuss the definition of the word.
Literacy In The Digital AgeEditor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. The majority of the tools mentioned in this post and the four earlier posts in our series, transform the student experience from passive consumers of information to active creators of content, employing multiple English Language Arts standards and skills along the way. We firmly believe this ought to be the new norm in the modern classroom. Kids have access to information; we must teach them how to navigate a world constantly evolving where content is at their fingertips. The traditional application of ELA isn’t enough for future-ready learners. We would argue our students read and write more now than they ever have before — between texting, social media, gaming, and everything else they do in their digitally fueled, online lives. Read more Read more Let’s think about this. Read more Read more
The Simple Logical Puzzle That Shows How Illogical People AreIn the 1960s, the English psychologist Peter Wason devised an experiment that would revolutionize his field. This clever puzzle, known as the “Wason selection task,” is often claimed to be “the single most investigated experimental paradigm in the psychology of reasoning,” in the words of one textbook author. Wason was a funny and clever man and an idiosyncratic thinker. His great insight was to treat reasoning as an enigma, something to scrutinize both critically and playfully. He told his colleagues, for instance, that he would familiarize himself with their work only after doing his own experiments, so as not to bias his own mind. Wason tells you that if a card shows an even number on one face, then its opposite face is blue. If you got it wrong, keep your spirits up: More than 90 percent of Wason’s subjects erred, too, and in quite a systematic way; the mistakes they made followed a pattern. But if it’s irrational, why are we prone to do it? Not convinced?
Acrostic PoemsGrades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Vocabulary Solutions: A Mixture of Science, Conversation, and Writing In this lesson, students conduct a science experiment and later discuss the events of the lab during shared writing. Students explain the procedure in their own words and then revise to include content specific vocabulary. Finally, students reflect on new words added to their writing using the Trading Card Creator interactive. Grades 7 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM Students research engineering careers and create poetry to understand the vocabulary of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song Students compare the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with the song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," then create their own poetry about a historical event. Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry