Place Value with The Three Little PigsWe have really been drilling place value. It's so important to have a deep understanding of place value in order to move on to other concepts like double-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping. We spent about two weeks on tens and ones and another two weeks on hundreds. We used our EnVision a lot and supplemented with Amy's Playing Around with Place Value resource during whole and small groups.Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your StudentsWhat’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes! No safety net, no parachute—they’re just left to their own devices. Let’s start by agreeing that scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things. Scaffolding is breaking up the learning into chunks and providing a tool, or structure, with each chunk.
10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never TriedA few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom. There are obviously many more uses out there for them – but that is a discussion for another post. We’ve mentioned most of these before – in a post from way back when – so I won’t go into too much detail about each individual one, but we’ve added a few notable ones to the list. (Of note, the list is in no particular order). The vast majority of them work the same: plug your text into the box, select a few options, and you’ve got yourself a word cloud.
27 ways to becoming a 21st century teacherEducation The old chalk and talk methods of teaching have never been under such challenge. The rise of digital technologies and a wide variety of social changes have both changed the relationships between teachers and pupils and the methods by which education is delivered and received.Create Maps : Scribble MapsMap Data Hybrid Road