Tired of Teaching “Elements of Plot”? A New, Fun Approach! Are you tired of beginning each school year with the same ol’ “Elements of Plot” lesson? The initial vocabulary and concepts related to “Plot” can be kind of “dry” and “boring”, especially if you’re a student in grades 7th-10th! You know what I’m talking about because we’ve all been there ;) I took some time (well, quite a bit of time!) designing a new way to introduce the “elements of plot” to my ninth grade English students! Instead of using the original “Plot Mountain” (pictured below) – I decided to take my students on “Plot Roller Coaster Ride”!
Teachmeetnotek 16/10 Facebook-grupperna "NO i grundskolan" & "Teknikämnet i fokus" Upload Subscription preferences Loading... Working... NO i grundskolan The Ultimate Lesson Creation App Apr April 5, 2013 | 1 Comment Stunning! Breath taking! Three Awesome Educational Games Hiding in Plain Sight By Tanner Higgin, Graphite When I was in school, game-based learning was a novelty. This was the era of Math Blaster!, Lemonade Stand and Oregon Trail, when game-based learning meant digitized practice problems or clunky, paper-thin simulations. Lesson plans UK This is little village of Cholsey, England Sam is 16 years old and lives in, Cholsey, a small English village together with about 3300 inhabitants. The village is old and consists of many old cottages as well as new houses. In the middle of the village there is the church where the people meet on Sundays to attend morning service. A couple of years ago Sam’s parents divorced and her mother moved to London but Sam decided to stay in the village with her father Lucas who is a sheep farmer. They live in the outskirts of the village in an old and rather miserable house that needs to be renovated but Sam and her father use a lot of their free time to refurbish it.
Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs Here are a few trailers made by teachers and students. Next to each one is the iMovie trailer template it uses. My Dream Destination - Italy uses the Expedition template.Verbs uses the Superhero template.Properties of Ionic Compounds uses the Adrenaline template.The Giver Book Trailer uses the Adrenaline template.Project-Based Learning uses the Swashbuckler template.Stylus Status uses the Retro template. Because trailers are so short, the information you convey has to be concise. iMovie’s templates do not leave much room for text. And, the more you write, the smaller the text becomes and harder it is to read.
A List of Some of The Best iPad Resources for Teachers Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has devoted a lot of its space to iPad and its educational usage. I know Android is not as much covered as iPad but as I have said before my second blog Teacher's Mobile Technology has all the educational apps and tips on how to use both Android and iPad, check it out and subscribe to stay updated about the future releases. Today's post is a culmination of all the hard work we have been doing here during this year.
53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History Will Blow You Away Subscribe Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share Tweet Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching by Terry Heick Ed note: this post has been updated from a fall 2015 post
Sustainability: the card game At TED2013, Leyla Acaroglu pondered the question: Paper or plastic? Below, play her sustainability card game. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Leyla Acaroglu aims to make people think about how the choices they make on a daily basis affect the environment. And she aims to make thinking about this fun. In today’s TED Talk, Acaroglu turns her attention to four bits of “environmental folklore,” like the idea that it’s more environmentally sound to opt for the paper bag over the plastic one. Best Educational Apps for Kids – Upper Elementary and Middle School Science Apps — iGameMom Today’s Best Educational Apps for Kids list is Best Science apps for middle school and upper elementary kids (Age 10 to 15). I did not include those animal related apps, as there will be a separate list of “Best Educational Apps for Kids” on ”Nature and Animals”. Most science apps I listed for kids age 6 to 10 are also appropriate for this age group. You can find that list by visiting Best Science Apps for Elementary School Kids. If you know any good science apps for kids age 10 to 15, please leave the app name in a comment.