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Katherine Bilsborough - Interaction patterns: why and how? Variety: the spice of life For me, the best lessons have a variety of interaction patterns. Learners might start off the lesson doing a mingling activity as a warmer. Creative Ways to Connect with Others On Thursday, in this post, I shared different questions we can ask to connect with others (and ourselves). Today, I’m sharing a list of ideas about how we can create together — whether you’re creating with your child, spouse, best friend or anyone else. If you’re up for it, journal about your experiences creating and connecting. What surprises you? What inspires you?

Mobile We have already discussed student motivation before. Here are 10 more ways you can motivate your students today. 1Children fulfill the expectations that the adults around them communicate. This does not mean that every student will score 100% on every test we write. postcard happiness project / postcard happiness Simonne travels via other people’s postcards Boom, Belgium Posted 23 November 2015

IT AIN’T WHAT YOU USE – Are your wands real magic wands?– Yes! They are! 15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind In order to be able to see a relationship between various ideas and information, we use mind mapping. This includes gathering thoughts, coming up with new ideas, project planning, and more to solve problems or have novel ideas. Today I compiled thea list of 15 mind-mapping tech tools that will help every creative mind be even more creative. If you like one particular tool I check out sites like Techradar, PCmag, Techriggs and CNET that have many insightful user reviews to get more information.

Postcards from Everywhere Do you consider yourself a postcard collector? If you think you’re serious about collecting postcards, think again! Introducing… Mary L. Martin, Postcard Collector to the Extreme! This amazing lady from Perryville, Maryland, USA has a postcard collection that numbers not only by the hundreds, definitely not by the thousands, but by the millions! ESL First Day Introduction Games Secrets Age/Level: Elementary and above Time: 25 minutes Players: Individual Preparation: None Aim: To ask questions to determine who is telling the truth Write On Plastic Pocket Charts Check out this cool idea a reader submitted. It’s simple, but genius! If you use a pocket chart to hold vocabulary words, you can diagram them right on the pocket!

Paper Toys: Flextangles Today’s paper toys, Flextangles, are the fourth project in our collaborative series STEAM POWER: Empowering kids to explore the world through creative projects. Today’s topic is COMPUTE! Since I recently answered this question wrong, I decided it might be good idea for me to limit my math based project to something I’m good at: geometry. I’ve been itching to try making a flexagon ever since my friend Erica mentioned them, so I decided it was high time we made one. If you aren’t familiar with flexagons scroll down to find out more.