Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading

Kleinspiration

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!

Exercising with Anker’s Wireless Soundbuds

ProfHacker

I still haven’t upgraded my phone since the company made this change, in part for these reasons, but I have since found a pair of affordable, wireless headphones I can recommend for users of any phone, particularly for use while exercising.

Working memory exercises for students of all ages

Neo LMS

A Johns Hopkins study into working memory has demonstrated that groups of college students who engage in regular working memory exercises show 30% better retention in working memory than those who engage in the exercises only once, or not at all. Working memory exercises for students.

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. A row of exercise balls in a classroom at Kaleidoscope Academy. APPLETON, Wisc.

John Hopkins: This Brain Exercise Improves Working Memory

Fractus Learning

Do you wish you had an easier time remembering facts and figures you just learned? Do you have trouble recalling the name of the colleague you were just introduced to? If you are like most people, […]. Educators Parents Resources

A Look Back: Here’s A Reflection Exercise I Did With My Student Teacher

Larry Ferlazzo

I thought readers might be interested in a reflection exercise I did with one of my student teachers this year (I have two). Over the next few days, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing projects.

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams

MindShift

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. By Gayle Allen.

Vegetarianism, Exercise, and 21st Century Leadership Thoughts On Being Healthy

The 21st Century Principal

In addition to becoming a vegetarian, I also have been walking over 4 miles per day for exercise. This all came about because I realized I was not being very good to myself with what I was eating and with what I was not doing with physical exercise. Still, I can''t help but wonder that we as school leaders, models of being good citizens, should also not be modeling making good choices about our eating and about exercising. We can also get some exercise.

Good News for Teachers: Exercise Builds Brain Power, Too

Edutopia

Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers Teacher Burnout Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching. Photo credit: Tony Alter via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Get Started Exercising on a Tight Schedule with the 7-Minute Workout

ProfHacker

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. Reviews Wellness exercise

Serious Doodling: 5 Effective and Engaging Classroom Drawing Exercises

Fractus Learning

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. To the annoyance of many teachers, students cannot help but doodle in class.

Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day

Edutopia

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

[PL Summit Series] Strengthen Your Core Four: Videos and Exercises from Middletown, NY

Education Elements

For anyone who attended the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit this May, you had a chance to attend a workshop focusing on the Core Four. While districts across the country are using the Core Four of personalized learning to focus instructional habits as they make the shift to personalized learning, some of them are doing it with a bit more fidelity and spirit than others. So we wanted to share with you some of the passion that went into the Core Four session at the Summit.

Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: active learning , apps , education , PE , physical exercise , teach , teachers , teaching , teaching ideas , tech. education active learning apps PE physical exercise teach teachers teaching teaching ideas tech

Merit Pay in Education: An Exercise in Both Manipulation and Futility

The 21st Century Principal

"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

Exercise and Physical Activity Must Be Part of 21st Century Learning

The 21st Century Principal

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.

Exclusive Interview: Author Teresa Ann Power and The ABCs of Yoga For Kids Around the World

Fractus Learning

Books Educators Parents Preschool Toys and Play exercise interview mindfulness yogaThe following is an exclusive interview with Teresa Anne Power, internationally acclaimed children’s yoga expert and bestselling author, yogi, and advocate for the health benefits of yoga for children.

GoNoodle Kids

Technology Tidbits

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.

New Teachers: Look for PD in Everyday Life

MiddleWeb

Articles Professional Learning airport comedy club crowd control exercise class furniture assembly hidden lessons PD professional development Roxanna Elden store designThe elements of good instruction can be found in many experiences that are already a part of daily life.

GoNoodle Kids

Technology Tidbits

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.

Running Helps You Grow New Brain Cells

ProfHacker

What’s your typical exercise routine? Wellness brain cells exercise neurogenesis

Wearable Wellness Tech (With Features That Help in Academia, Too)

ProfHacker

It works as a pedometer, as you might expect, and it can associate your heart rate to levels of physical activity – which is nice because you don’t have to remember to turn it on and off as you start and end exercise.

Engaging Students: From Seatwork to Feetwork

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Engagement collaboration Corwin engagement exercise facilitator feedback Mary Langer Thompson physical movement Ron NashLearning needs to become active and stay that way.

iPhotography in the Classroom: Some Snappy Tips for Putting It Into Practice

Edudemic

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.

Alternative Classroom Seating Helps Students Concentrate

K-12 Schools - Education News

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 fitness

How to Create a Student Storytelling Club

MiddleWeb

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.

Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever

Edudemic

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 Go-To Tablet Activity Starter Kit

Edudemic

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 […].

Ten Things to Do Instead of Checking Email

ProfHacker

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?

Simple Solution for Active Kids in the Classroom

techlearning

Brief bursts of physical exercise add classroom fun, build brain power. Techlearning Resources App of the Day

Introducing: The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

Ditch That Textbook

I’ve listened to hours of them while driving, exercising or cutting the grass. I love listening to podcasts. They’re kind like personalized radio. I can pick shows that I like and listen to them whenever I want.

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How I Used Technology In A ‘Healthy Bodies’ Science Lesson

EdTech4Beginners

This week, we looked at what happens to the heart during exercise. I started off by showing the students this excellent video as a reminder of last week’s learning: A group discussion followed about what happens to the heart when we exercise.

Create a digital classroom with Google Classroom and BookWidgets

EdTech4Beginners

It allows you to make announcements, add lesson materials, assign tests and exercises for your students. Choose from a library with more than 40 exercise templates you can adjust on your own. Students make the exercise then send their work back to you.

20 Fun Math Activities for Your Classroom [+ Downloadable List]

Prodigy

There are approaches and exercises, with and without computers, that can enliven your math lessons. When students think “fun,” memories of math class likely won’t be the first to pop into their heads. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

ORIGO Education Announces New Program Adoption by Kennewick School District in Washington State

techlearning

Cites hand-on exercises and language development. Kennewick School District in Washington adopts ORIGO Stepping Stones 2.0 Math program. Techlearning News

Trouble Growing Sales? Solution #2: No More Bad Prospects

The CoolCatTeacher

First with Nautilus Exercise Equipment, then in the insurance business and for the last 23 years with Anthony Cole Training Group. I’ve been working on growing sales for over 30 years.

10 Great Chrome Apps for Math Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These are are meant to help kids develop math skills through a wide variety of exercises, activities, games, interactive.read more. July 23, 2017 Below are 10 good Chrome extensions to use in your math classes. Repost

Integrating Mindfulness in Your Classroom Curriculum

Edutopia

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

How To Make Blackout Notes – Perfect For Revision

EdTech4Beginners

I have used them mainly as a revision exercise and my class were really engaged (they remembered the key information well). While thinking about a recent blog post named ‘ Blackout Poetry ‘, I thought: Why not use the technique for other areas of learning?

Simple, Free App Teaches Fitness for a Lifetime

techlearning

Sworkit Kids Fun, customizable workout app helps kids get fit [ Manage & Organize All Steps of Project-Based Learning ] Pros: Customizable workouts and settings, exercises are easy to learn.