Paint swatch activities I don't know about you, but I am haunted by things that are free. Two of my biggest haunts - FedEx envelopes and paint swatches. Paint swatches, in particularly, are like sirens calling my name at Home Depot and Lowe's. Thankfully, teaching gives me an excuse. Pick a color..... Convenient way to group students (Thank you, Linda, Nathan and Jordyn).... Choose a swatch..... Colorful way to debrief a lesson with exit tickets..... Pick up some of the multi-color paint swatches.....handy for mini-KWLs..... And mini-KWLS.... Mickey friends, I bet you have a way to put these to teaching and learning use..... Fabulous blog reader (or follower), what clever ideas do you have for paint swatches? Best, Jen
Why A PLN? Later this week I will be presenting at the North Carolina Technology In Education Society (NCTIES) Annual Conference. For one of my sessions I will focus on how I discovered the power of the Personal Learning Network (PLN), how I built mine and how other educators can do the same. Whenever I do sessions like this I always get the question, why? Why a PLN? So how could I do this in my session? If you have a story or a reason to Why a PLN please leave a comment on the Voicethread. On a side note: If you will be at NCTIES this week you can catch my sessions both on Thursday. Glossary of Instructional Strategies Current number of strategies and methods: 1271 Last updated: 27 July, 2013 Definitions written by Kelly Jo Rowan. ©1996-2013 Kelly Jo Rowan. 10 + 2 (Ten Plus Two) Direct instruction variation where the teacher presents for ten minutes, students share and reflect for two minutes, then the cycle repeats. 1st TRIP (First TRIP) A reading strategy consisting of: Title, Relationships, Intent of questions, Put in perspective. 3-2-1 (Three-Two-One) Writing activity where students write: 3 key terms from what they have just learned, 2 ideas they would like to learn more about, and 1 concept or skill they think they have mastered. 5 + 1 (Five Plus One) Direct instruction variation where the teacher presents for five minutes, students share and reflect for one minute, then the cycle repeats. A-B-C Summarize A form of review in which each student in a class is assigned a different letter of the alphabet and they must select a word starting with that letter that is related to the topic being studied. Acronyms
Interactive Graphic Organizer - מצויין ללוח כיתתי Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. Each graphic organizer below includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom. Help with PDF Files Generating, Identifying, and Organizing Details Determining Main Idea and Drawing Conclusions Order and Sequence Comparison-Contrast and Cause and Effect Process and Cycle Diagrams Evaluating and Making Decisions Persuasive and Supporting a Position Vocabulary Miscellaneous Organizers Graphic Organizer Teaching Notes
WebAnywhere: A Screen Reader On the Go Oh The Adventures You Will Have If Only… Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, July 13th 2009 Did you know that educational technologies will soon be the norm? Advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and internet technologies means several educators are connecting to thousands at a time. Consider the crumbling economy and the amount of teachers being laid off. Building Your PLN Here are my top 5 ideas for connecting with other educators. Ning- These are social communities on the web that have members with similar interests. Thank you Scott McLeod for sponsoring Leadership Day 2009 and allowing bloggers like myself to participate in this event. Your boot camp challenge for this week: Try one of the five suggestions for a week. Do you want to share your experience of using one of these five technologies?
Discourse Tools The TeaShanty 8 Stages of PLN (Personal Learning Network) Development I've been thinking about my recent learning journey and how my relationship to my personal learning network has changed and developed. One year ago I attended the Educon 2.0 conference. Having just returned from Educon 2.1, I am struck by the the difference in the experience. It occurred to me that I might be able to connect the stages of my development to other psychological theories. The path I describe below is very linear. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Please share your thoughts. Photo: My notes from Linda's session.
Differentiated Instruction Made Easier Shuana Jordan Product Manager Differentiated instruction creates a learning environment that motivates students to learn and helps meet the diverse needs of individual students. Technology supports differentiated instruction and provides the opportunity to improve teaching and learning. Below are instructional strategies that will encourage differentiated instruction, along with examples of how to apply these basic strategies and recommendations for supporting technology. Tiered strategy Tiered or scaffold activities can help you not only assess student readiness, but also meet students where they are in their understanding of the content. Have students research a topic of interest and create an online presentation on their findings to demonstrate their understanding and applications of key concepts. Reinforce/review strategy Implementing activities that reinforce and review concepts allows you to assess student readiness and evaluate student growth and understanding of the concepts.
FREEBIES! I thought it might be a good idea to put all of my FREEBIES in one spot, so here you go! Just click on the picture and it will take you to the FREEBIE! Be sure to go all the way to the bottom and you will find more FREEBIE Pages from my friends! Use this huge variety of graphs to start data binders in your classroom. kids become responsible for their learning! Grades 1-5 I use these binder spine labels with a standard label with each name. Grades 1-4 This is a great little reminder on those darn b's and d's. and small desk size included. Grades K-2 This mini-mystery is a smaller version of my new math mystery series. (Linkup closed)