Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading
MAY 18, 2014
Close Reading is a series of interactive exercises that guides students in reflecting on the meaning of words and sentences, the sequence in which these sentences are arranged, and how ideas are developed over the course of the text. Product Review : Close Reading from Snap! Learning - click here to visit their site - What is it? Images taken from SNAP! Learning online.
Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip
Class Tech Tips
JANUARY 23, 2016
GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos, each followed by practice exercises and writing application activities. Students learn at their own pace from instructional videos, receive instant feedback from interactive practice exercises, and apply their knowledge through writing activities. Chromebook ELA - Reading/Writing iPad/Laptop Use grammar video lessons
Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling
JUNE 18, 2015
Here are a few exercises that provide playful starting points to making interactive narratives: Interactive Fiction Party Game: Emily Short recently shared the ruleset for a brilliant Interactive Fiction “party game” she created for a game designer picnic, LudoLunch. Do you have a favorite exercise for getting students started with interactive storytelling? Teaching
A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams
JUNE 22, 2015
That’s where a simple team-building exercise, like the one below, that can help folks get started. Let them know that they’ll be talking about it later in the exercise, so that they select one they feel comfortable sharing. This can be a lighthearted yet focused way to kick off the exercise. By Gayle Allen. Sound familiar? Team members get more feedback and they get it earlier.
Get Started Exercising on a Tight Schedule with the 7-Minute Workout
MARCH 17, 2015
Beginning in grad school and through my first post-grad-school job, I was far, far “too busy” to work out. I had excuses every day—writing, teaching, grading, and family—all good priorities, to be sure, but none that truly took over my life so as to make exercise literally impossible. What worked to get me me exercising regularly was the 7-Minute Workout. How about you?
Serious Doodling: 5 Effective and Engaging Classroom Drawing Exercises
APRIL 9, 2015
Here are several ideas for quick, effective, and engaging classroom drawing exercises that can be used in a range of topics by anyone regardless of drawing talent. 1. To the annoyance of many teachers, students cannot help but doodle in class. Also, it seems that leaders of all types have doodled for as long as pen and paper have been available. The photograph below is of John F. John F.
Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day
APRIL 21, 2015
Patrick Cook Deegan Student Engagement Guest blogger Patrick Cook Deegan, a mindfulness mentor and consultant, teaches students about Earth Day by bringing them outside and engaging their senses. He shares six easy steps to help your class appreciate their natural surroundings
Merit Pay in Education: An Exercise in Both Manipulation and Futility
The 21st Century Principal
MAY 23, 2014
"In the workplace, there is no getting around the fact that "the basic purpose of merit pay is manipulative." Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A''s, Praise, and Other Bribes Merit pay is one of those ideas in education that just won''t die. When budgets get tight, policymakers and politicians both look at the money being spent on educator salaries and the idea of paying educators based on performance starts looking attractive. "If only we identify the best teachers and pay them more, all will be well," they think. Posted with Blogsy.
New Exercises from Happy Numbers: K-2 Math
Class Tech Tips
APRIL 19, 2015
Happy Numbers has added a handful of new exercises that you’ll want to check out. These new activities build upon the current exercises to help students take their learning to […]. You may have seen my post last year on Happy Numbers, an online learning tool for K-2 students that introduces a variety of math concepts. Math math games web tools
Ten Things to Do Instead of Checking Email
MARCH 18, 2015
Productivity Wellness breathing email exercise priorities reading time management wellness writing So, let’s imagine that you’re in your office, and have about 15 minutes before you need to walk out of your building to get to a meeting. What do you do in those 15 minutes? Many readers probably answered “check email.” So, you’ve got a few minutes. Take a walk.
Exercise and Physical Activity Must Be Part of 21st Century Learning
The 21st Century Principal
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
The first principle he discusses in the book is "Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power." I know from a workshop I attended a few years ago on brain research that exercise has beneficial effects on cognitive functioning. He asks the question, "Is there a relationship between exercise and mental alertness? Medina writes, "A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, compared to those who are sedentary. We need to get exercising in order to sharpen our minds. In his book, Medina makes this lesson even more clear.
iPhotography in the Classroom: Some Snappy Tips for Putting It Into Practice
APRIL 27, 2015
Pairing photography lessons with writing exercises only deepens a student’s aesthetic appreciation, while adding another dimension to her cognitive processing. Articles creative photography tips for teachers writing exercisesThe marriage of images and words seems like a predestined love affair. Afterall, the secret wish of both writing and photography is to stop time and gain an audience. So if the Whys for this […]. The post iPhotography in the Classroom: Some Snappy Tips for Putting It Into Practice appeared first on Edudemic.
Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever
JUNE 25, 2015
Articles Featured featured kindle learning lesson ideas writing writing exercisesBrian South is an English teacher in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. He is also the faculty advisor of the literary magazine at Naperville North. When Brian began taking steps to self-publish his own novel, he did something few teachers feel totally comfortable doing—he invited his students to be part of […]. The post Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever appeared first on Edudemic.
The Go-To Tablet Activity Starter Kit
JUNE 9, 2015
How To digital tools ipad classroom lesson ideas tablets writing exercisesThis is a follow up to my previous tablet-focused article, which aimed to ease the nerves of our generation of teachers who were trained in classical classroom management and are now teaching in a very non-classical, pro-technology world. With your nerves eased, let’s get you started with an arsenal of specific tablet activities that can […]. The post The Go-To Tablet Activity Starter Kit appeared first on Edudemic.
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
brain break exerciseGoNoodle Kids is the free iOS app for students to use GoNoodle at home. GoNoodle is the super popular app that educators everywhere are using to help give students much needed "brain breaks" during classroom time. This is done through interactive fun movement videos such a s: dancing, stretching, jumping, and more.
Integrating Mindfulness in Your Classroom Curriculum
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Giselle Shardlow Mindfulness Make mindfulness a part of classroom learning by integrating it into curriculum-themed activities through exercises in breathing, sensory experience, guided imagery, and movement
Creating a Classroom Culture of Laughter
OCTOBER 5, 2015
Photo credit: Laura Davis Laura Davis Arts Integration Start class with improv exercises to get students laughing together, demonstrate the rewards of risk-taking and failure, and model a listening, supportive environment
Edueto - Create Original Online Activities - great for formative assessment
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 8, 2015
Teachers can create exercises such as quizzes, matching, writing, sorting, equations, sequences and more and assign them to their students to complete. There are also exercises created by other teachers that you can use and even edit. Edueto is a free service that allows teachers to create their own online activities for students. Student progress is tracked. It's easy to use and can be a great way to do formative assessment with your students using different formats. Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for discovering this. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.
Teaching Good Study Habits, Minute by Minute
JANUARY 11, 2016
Heather Lambert Parent Partnership With clear goals, timed exercises, and games, parents can help design home-study habits by tailoring them to their students' visual, kinesthetic, musical, or social strengths Photo credit: Thomas Mueller via flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Grammar Lessons, Videos and Activities from GrammarFlip
Class Tech Tips
AUGUST 19, 2016
GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos, each followed by practice exercises and writing application activities. Students learn at their own pace from instructional videos, receive instant feedback from interactive practice exercises, and apply their knowledge through writing activities. ELA - Reading/Writing
Alternative Classroom Seating Helps Students Concentrate
K-12 Schools - Education News
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
The Kokomo Tribune reports that Maconaquah School Corporation is using grant money to purchase exercise balls to replace traditional desk chairs in a Pipe Creek Elementary School kindergarten classroom. K-12 Schools exercise physical fitnessJanis Mara of the Marin Independent Journal profiled teacher Ally Mitchell, whose entire class sits on lime-green stability or balance balls.
27 Reflection Strategies to Improve Your Teaching
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
February 23, 2015 Reflection and reflexivity are two meta-cognitive processes that we constantly need to exercise in order to guarantee an effective and healthy professional and also emotional.read more. infographic
Unleashing the Power of Positivity in Your School
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
School Climate Enhance your practical optimism through focusing on the upside, gratitude, small acts of kindness, emotional mindfulness, brain and body exercise, and positive surroundings Photo credit: University of the Fraser Valley via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Donna Wilson, Ph.D.
Strengthening Executive Function Development for Students With ADD
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Lori Desautels Mental Health Children with Attention Deficit Disorder can benefit from targeted mindfulness exercises to help make them aware of their reactions, decisions, emotional regulation, and self-control
Engaging Students: From Seatwork to Feetwork
APRIL 21, 2016
Book Reviews Engagement collaboration Corwin engagement exercise facilitator feedback Mary Langer Thompson physical movement Ron NashLearning needs to become active and stay that way. Ron Nash's 2nd edition of "From Seatwork to Feetwork" explains how teachers can let go of traditional teaching methods and shift to student-directed classrooms, says educator and writer Mary Langer Thompson.
6 Ways Teachers Can Stay Inspired This Year
JULY 26, 2016
Taking care of ourselves means finding time to rest, getting enough exercise, and having balance in our lives. It also means being inspired about who we are and what we do. Barbara Blackburn shares six ways she has incorporated inspiration into her teaching life. Articles Teacher Support Barbara Blackburn books heroes memory file movies positive reinforcement self-motivation success journa
The Teenage Brain: Stress, Coping, and Natural Highs
MARCH 3, 2016
Matt Bellace, PhD Health and Wellness To help young people cope with stress and a rapidly developing brain, educate them about the "natural highs" of beneficial brain chemistry triggered by exercise and passion Photo credit: Cody Eichelberger via flickr (CC BY 2.0)
3 Ways to Teach the Way the Brain Wants to Learn
AUGUST 22, 2016
How do exercise, sleep, and the unique composition of the human brain impact learning? How do exercise and learning relate? From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do exercise, sleep, and the unique composition of the human brain impact learning? If you love Brain Rules , listen to today’s show. Today’s Sponsor: Rustic Pathways.
12 augmented reality apps students can use today
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Augmented reality–a technology that uses a trigger image to superimpose digital content over a user’s view of the real world–is growing in popularity and accessibility, and it holds a wealth of potential for education. Peterson presented a TCEA 2017 session on augmented reality’s application in classrooms. This is a great way to grab kids and get them involved.”.
How to Create a Student Storytelling Club
MARCH 19, 2015
Book Reviews Storytelling clubs exercises festivals implementation Karen Chace Kevin Cordi Parkhurst Brothers storytelling troupes Karen Chace knows storytelling can build literacy as well as joy. In Story by Story she explains in detail how to develop students'' storytelling skills and how to gain support for storyteller festivals.
5 Excellent Drawing Apps for kids
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
JULY 26, 2015
July 26, 2015 Kids’ cognition craves drawing because it provides it with an ample and unrestricted space to exercise its creative performance. With the advance of technology and more.read more. iPad drawing apps
Zientia: Changing the Way We Learn with Augmented Reality
Two Guys and Some iPads
FEBRUARY 15, 2014
Students can make exercises and they can be automatically corrected. It also comes with engaging exercises to study and assess learning. www.zientia.com Zientia is out to change the way we learn using interactive augmented reality applications. have had the pleasure of beta testing their apps and recently got to speak with a couple of their representatives.
KidzType Online Keyboarding Practice
Class Tech Tips
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
KidzType is a website full of keyboarding exercises designed to help children develop typing skills. This site includes animated activities that ask students to complete a series of exercises to move up in level. They can choose from a variety of modules with talking animals guiding them through each level. As students are increasingly expected. Teacher Tools keyboarding typing
Tried and True Tools for Teachers and Students
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
OCTOBER 21, 2015
October 21, 2015 Sometimes it can be helpful to practice and reinforce one's learnings using online exercises. There is a large variety of lessons available on the web, covering all kinds of topics.read more. Edshelf tools
Compliance remains the central goal
MAY 28, 2015
… What is so offensive about Skinnerian programs like PBIS or Class Dojo isn’t just their methods, which amount to extended exercises in manipulation, but their goal, which is to elicit mindless obedience. Sure, we stress the virtues of independent thinking and assertiveness, but mostly in the context of getting kids to resist peer pressure. via [link]. Related Posts.
Prioritizing: A Critical Executive Function
MARCH 7, 2016
Judy Willis MD Brain-Based Learning Lessons and units that teach students how to prioritize, plan, and persevere will exercise skills that help develop their executive function related to achieving long-term goals
Hypos: Real Engagement With Unreal Questions
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Sean Cooke Critical Thinking Use hypothetical scenarios to help engage your students, efficiently apply knowledge, provide problem-solving exercises, build conflict-resolution skills, and reinforce study habits Photo credit: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv via flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)