Sentence Fluency | WriteToLearn 20 video project ideas to engage students Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it. In my classroom, video usually equals instant engagement. Students like to record it — especially because many of them get to use their phones for school purposes. But they like to watch them even more, and if those videos are produced by their peers, the interest skyrockets. That power has huge potential to be harnessed for educational gain. Integrating video projects into the classroom can be as simple or complex as you want. Here are some video project ideas, divided into ideas for any classroom and ideas for specific subject areas: 10 ideas for (almost) any classroom: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. A virtual walking tour is an option, too. 7. 8. 9. Create book reports, step-by-step videos and more using Adobe Spark Video. 10. 10 ideas for specific subject areas: 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. How else can video be used for gains in the classroom?
11 Reasons Teachers Should Make Their Own Videos The Busy Person’s Guide To Social Media playdoh planet earth and some babbling too Hello my fabulous readers! Sorry for my long hiatus. I wanted to take some time off to get some Spring cleaning done and start myself on a workout routine. I’m happy to report that I got both done. Since I started this blog I haven’t taken more than a couple days off at a time and it really felt good. Okay, enough babbling, now onto the craft. What you’ll need: play doh – blue, green, black, yellow, orange, red What the earth layers are: RED – inner core ORANGE – outer core YELLOW – mantle BLACK – crust BLUE AND GREEN – land and water They thought it looked cool enough when I just showed them the blue and green planet earth. I actually did get this idea from somewhere on the web, but for the life of me I can’t find where to give proper credit.
A 13-Year-Old's Slavery Analogy Raises Some Uncomfortable Truths in School - Education In a bold comparative analysis of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Jada Williams, a 13-year old eighth grader at School #3 in Rochester, New York, asserted that in her experience, today's education system is a modern-day version of slavery. According to the Fredrick Douglass Foundation of New York, the schools' teachers and administrators were so offended by Williams' essay that they began a campaign of harassment—kicking her out of class and trying to suspend her—that ultimately forced her parents to withdraw her from the school. In her essay, which was written for a contest, Williams reflected on what Douglass heard his slave master, Mr. Williams wrote that overcrowded, poorly managed classrooms prevent real learning from happening and thus produces the same results as Mr. Instead of truly teaching, most teachers simply "pass out pamphlets and packets" and then expect students to complete them independently, Williams wrote. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education George: I strongly believe that education is the single most important job that the human race has. Teacher: We're actually out to reform the public school system. Student: You know, we're not stupid. We have a lot of drive in us. We could do anything we put our minds to. Teacher: You know, it hits you. Teacher: Jeffrey? Student: Are we going to have enough room for the whole webpage just on that one line? Teacher: You'll be surprised. Student: Water. Student: And the water... Teacher: Imagine if kids from the beginning could be learning through developing their interests through things that they’re in love with or that they cared about. Teacher: We would place the dome right here for instance. Student: Okay. Narrator: These sophomore geometry students in Seattle have a problem, and they're excited about solving it. Teacher: The problem that they have to solve is how do you design a state-of-the-art high school in the year 2050 on a particular site. Student: It's the fire-eliminator.
6 Videos On Globalization And Technology That Will Blow Your Mind Are you looking to teach your students about how the world has expanded in the past few decades? Do you need some mind-boggling statistics that will likely blow your (and your students’) mind? There’s a fabulous set of videos that I’ve long admired but never shared for some reason. I was watching them earlier this morning and figured it would be useful for any teacher out there looking to spend a few minutes learning about how far we’ve come in terms of globalization and technology . The original (first on this page) video and the follow-ups were created by Karl Fisch and modified by Scott McLeod . Please be sure to check out Karl’s website and Scott’s website as they’re both home to fabulous information. The original video was made in 2006 as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. Surprising Stats The original video is chock full of insanely useful and staggering statistics.
Personalized Learning Resources for Mobile Educators I have a 45-minute commute to Knapp Elementary School each morning. Aside from sipping on my coffee, I'll tune into Philly sports radio, some Mumford & Sons or maybe even some local news. However, in December, my commute took a more reflective turn when I discovered an edu-podcast called #EdChat Radio that is now helping me think deeper in a quiet space away from the presence of students, teachers, parents and community members. At the time of this post, there are nine 10-to-15-minute #EdChat Radio posted on the BAM Radio Network's site, the hub of these and other podcast channels produced especially for parents, educators and leaders. Each week, the crew of connected educators -- including Tom Whitby, Steven Anderson, Nancy Blair, Kyle Pace, Brett Clark, Shelly Terrell, Jerry Swiatek, Mary Beth Hertz, Jerry Blumengarten and others -- unpack the week's #Edchat (Twitter discussion on Tuesdays at 12:00 PM EDT & 7:00 PM EDT). Recent #EdChat Radio Topics Other Recommended Edu-Podcasts
Tasks, Units & Student Work - Common Core Library Keywords (optional) Enter keywords (e.g., K.OA.3, informational text, arguments, quadratic equations, etc.) Grade (select at least one) Subject (select one) NYC educators and national experts are developing Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in a unit of study to support schools in implementing the Citywide Instructional Expectations. Search a growing assortment of Common Core-aligned tasks, units and student work by keyword, grade level, subject area and Common Core Learning Standard. The components of the Common Core-aligned tasks with instructional supports include: Unit overview and task description Teacher-annotated student work representing a range of performance levels Rubrics used to assess student work Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles Other instructional support materials To learn more about the components of these tasks and units and for help navigating the interactive student work, watch our virtual training modules. NEW!
6 Best Education Videos to Make for Your Classroom | Animoto Blog Videos are a great way to bring vibrancy into the classroom! For teachers, a video shares content in a powerful and engaging way. For students, a video encourages interaction with academic material by hand-picking images, video, music and text. Here are 6 videos you can quickly and easily integrate into your curriculum: Video Technology for Teachers Introduce yourself — You’ll look more approachable when you use video instead of the standard introduction speech. Video Technology for Students Book trailer — If you’re an English teacher, this is definitely one of the coolest projects out there. Learn more about how to create a fun and engaging education video with just a few photos and a few minutes.
Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide Academia has lots and lots and lots of systems in place for assuring that credit is always given where credit is due. If you're writing a paper, there are particular ways to cite internet sources-- even tweets and Facebook posts. But what about on the internet? We know we're supposed to cite sources, but a standardized system hasn't developed, and in the meantime, you could face a lawsuit if you steal someone else's work, even by accident. Does that mean you can't ever elaborate on someone else's ideas or repeat a little of what someone else said? Of course not. *click to expand As always, a couple of notes: - Because of space/design limitations, I didn't include an important guideline: Never repost someone's article in its entirety. - Remember that in addition to credits, citations are there to help others track down information they need. - Media and academic sites have their own in-house rules, and so should you. However.
8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. APA Formatting and Style Guide Note: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (i.e., APA 7), which released in October 2019. The equivalent resource for the older APA 6 style can be found here. Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. Note: For more information about services for the Purdue University community, including one-to-one consultations, ESL conversation groups and workshops, please visit the Writing Lab site. General APA Guidelines Your essay should be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11"), with 1" margins on all sides. Font The 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual requires that the chosen font be accessible (i.e., legible) to all readers and that it be used consistently throughout the paper. While the APA Manual does not specify a single font or set of fonts for professional writing, it does recommend a few fonts that are widely available.