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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try
If orange is the new black, podcasting is the new oral report. And now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools. Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today. Current Event Newscasts: Practice non-fiction reading skills by having your students do weekly or monthly podcasts on an interesting current event. Reading Radio: Have your students make short radio broadcasts summarizing the books they are reading. Question for you: Do you use podcasts in the classroom?

Traci Gardner Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read! The teacher shouts, "Drop Everything and Read!" Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative The old cliche, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is put to the test when students write their own narrative interpretations of events shown in an image. Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists Students explore and analyze the techniques that political (or editorial) cartoonists use and draw conclusions about why the cartoonists choose those techniques to communicate their messages. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson Daily Book Boosts

ΜΑΘΗΣΗ 2.0 | Πηγές: Εργαλεία Συνεισφορά: Ελένη Ρεβέκκα Στάιου - erstaiou@media.uoa.gr Ένα από τα χαρακτηριστικά του iPad, του tablet της Apple, είναι ότι μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί για όποιον σκοπό επιθυμεί ο χρήστης του. Από επαγγελματικούς σκοπούς και διασκέδαση μέχρι και την εκπαίδευση. Οι δύο γενιές, πλέον, iPad μπορούν να χρησιμοποιηθούν και μέσα στα σχολεία αλλά και από τους δασκάλους και τους γονείς. Μέσω των εφαρμογών που μπορεί να κατεβάσει ο χρήστης από το αντίστοιχο ηλεκτρονικό κατάστημα, το iPad μεταμορφώνεται. Οι πολλές ιδέες για τη χρήση του αλλά και τα διάφορα tips και μυστικά για την αξιοποίηση όλων των δυνατοτήτων του, μπορούν (ίσως) να το κάνουν το αγαπημένο σας εργαλείο.

Beyond The Book Report - Gifted Lesson Plans The following is a guest post written by Erika Saunders. Visit her blog or follow her on Twitter @rozelialives. Interested in writing a guest post? Send me an email at ian@byrdseed.com! I’d love to set something up! I have never been a fan of the “Book Report”, the traditional listing of characters, settings, and plots. So, when the powers-that-be requested that our students write book reports, I just had to jump in – or rather, I was volunteered. Then, something wonderful happened. So, here is the list I created as my mind delved deeper and deeper – some I’ve gotten from some really creative teachers – thanks Ian! The beauty is that there really are no limits.

της Τεχνης ...Ερασιτεχνις: Από τη ΓΕΩΜΕΤΡΙΚΗ τέχνη… ελεφάντινο, περ.750 π.Χ. χάλκινο, περ. 700 π.Χ. 1050-1000 π.Χ. 750-735 π.Χ. 740 π.Χ. Πότε - πού10ος – τέλη 8ου αι. [1025-700 π.Χ.]. Πλαίσιο Τέλη 11ου αι. [1025 π.Χ.] δύει ο Μυκηναϊκός πολιτισμός. Τέχνες Η ανάμειξη των στοιχείων του Μυκηναϊκού πολιτισμού με νεότερα από τις μεταναστεύσεις και μετακινήσεις πληθυσμών, γεννά ένα νέο ρυθμό: το γεωμετρικό. Σημασία της τέχνηςΑυτό που σήμερα λέγεται τέχνη, τότε είχε πάντα χρηστική ή λατρευτική σημασία. 09.01.10: Movie Posters: Capturing the Essence of a Story Introduction There is a feeling of magic and excitement when one enters a movie theatre, settles in a chosen seat and then the house lights are dimmed. Anticipation mounts while waiting to be transported into a storytelling experience. This unit should tap into that excitement, capture the students’ attention and let them embark on a journey of discovery and learning. Students will be learning about and combining at least four different but related disciplines such as literature, filmmaking, history, and art illustration. Students will watch demonstrations of different art techniques and processes involving various art materials and then they will practice using them. As a high school art teacher in Delaware, I am designing this unit to be taught in my two Advanced Drawing classes. Many school districts have embraced the model of UbD or Understanding by Design/Arts Learning by Design. Objectives Students will understand the purposes for the existence of movie posters and trailers.

e-Portfolio :: Allison Pace, MAT 2011 :: Extraordinary Movie Poster Extraordinary Movie Poster Grades 9-12 Movie posters often create a particular mood, grab our attention, build suspense, and make us curious. Click here for a pdf of the Extraordinary Movie Poster lesson plan Click here for a pdf of the PowerPoint Presentation I showed in class Click here for a pdf of the project description and Narrative Worksheet Click here for a pdf of the rubric Click here for a pdf of the Written Reflection Work Exceeds Expectations: This student randomly selected lightbulb as his object. Work is Proficient: This student randomly selected eye glasses as his object. Work is Emerging: This student randomly selected key as her object.

IntegrateTech4Class - Movie Poster Lesson Plan for Movie PosterObjective: Students will organize pictures and text to create a movie poster.Procedure: Students will navigate to www.bighugelabs.com. Students will select the Movie Poster option. Students will browse a list of images and select one for the picture background. Students will enter a series of text lines with their class information, group names, release date (due date of project), and a catchy phrase that will entice other students to watch their video.Evalatuion: Completed Poster to be printed and displayed in the classroom.NJCCCS: 8.1, 8.1.B.6 Using Marzano Question Stems in a High School Classroom | Thirty-Something and Fabulous *******25 September 2012: If you use these questions, please let me know how they work for you. Also, if you reblog, tweet, pin on Pinterest, etc., PLEASE give me the credit I deserve. I’m not one for reinventing the wheel, but I worked extremely hard on this and am sharing it with my fellow teachers out of the kindness of my heart. Teachers are all too familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy – levels of questioning that start off with recalling information and work their way up to the highest levels of thinking with analyzing and creating. When we create assignments for our students, we use these stems to make sure that we have varying levels of difficulty and that our students are being asked to work at their highest level of ability. For years, I have wanted to find some way to better incorporate these questions into my classroom than just a handout for the kids to do either individually or in small groups. Robert Marzano is another name that teachers know. Analyzing Applying Knowing Evaluating

Creativity 2.0: Tone and Mood in Literature - Moving Beyond Paragraphs I slammed my hand down on the desk. "What are you doing?" I bellowed. Frozen, terrified students stared at me, looked at their classmates and back to me. Shock swallowed their breath and turned every fiber of attention to me, the psychotic teacher, standing in the middle of the room. I stood up, waited another moment and then asked, "How did my tone affect your mood?" A collective sigh lifted the tension, numerous hands went to chests and a few "Oh my Gods" slipped into the growing murmur of relief. That's how we started talking about the concept of tone and mood. That was about two weeks ago. Students in sixth grade have to analyze pieces of literature for the tone the author used in a particular piece of writing. This has been a difficult concept for me to teach in the past. Analysis of Art - Transmediation To help children develop their creativity I look for ways to blend my content with other disciplines. As with any new process, we have to scaffold the learning. Thank you Google Forms.

Mr. Wehr's 8th grade English Class || Lesson 1b: Mood & Tone with Poetry, Music, and Film BCRs (Brief Constructed Responses) While examining the concepts of mood and tone, you will be expected to analyze your thought process as well as the actual “text” in writing to each of the three BCR prompts below. Your responses must refer to direct details from the “texts” in order to gain full credit. Each area of the BCR response should be fairly brief. See a Sample BCR to see how this should be done. Here is a link of the document that is pasted below (you were given this in class) BCRs for Mood & Tone.doc Here is a link to the document containing mood and tone words (you were given this in class as well) tonemood words.doc BCR #1: “Fear” by Gabriel Mistral (poetry--in text book p. 368) Active Reading Responses a) What is happening in the text? b) What were you doing while trying to understand the text? Analysis Responses c) What is the mood & tone? d) What do you feel the poet fears in our world based on details from the text? Active Listening Responses c) What is the mood & tone? Sample

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers It's my fault. I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. My only hope is that those middle school students, whose enthusiasm I quashed, found another way to become passionate about literature. Peanuts raises some interesting questions about the value of reading projects. In middle school, we ask students to dissect texts and perform literary analysis. Demonstrate understanding of the plot elementsExplore the role of tone and themeIdentify significant scenes or events and their impact on the storyAnalyze a character and show an understanding of that character's motivationsExplain the relationship between the author's life and the story . . . does it have to be an essay or book report? Book Trailers In the spirit of movie trailers, book trailers allow students to create video advertisements to entice new readers. Students could use iMovie or Animoto to create and publish their videos.

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