Thinking about having parent volunteers? Check out this form, which also includes items parents can do from home if they are not able to come in to the classroom during the day. Make all your parents feel like they are a part of your classroom with activities they can do at home or in school.
I usually hand these out at Back to School night so that it goes directly to the parents. If a parent cannot make it then, I'll send home with the students and also will upload it to my…Continue
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10 More Ways To Use Blogs In Your Classroom
1. Quote of the day discussion blog. I will post a quote of the day and students can analyze the quote and discuss what it means and lessons they can apply from the quote.
Place to find a quote of the day on every topic: …
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How Teachers can introduce Amazing People to Students…Continue
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If your looking to integrate more technology into your classroom, you might want to consider setting up a backchannel that your students can use.
What is a backchannel?
A backchannel is a secondary discussion that complements the primary teaching activity. It has its origins with Twitter and conferences where the audience participates with the presenters. The same concepts can be used in the classroom.
What does a backchannel provide?
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by Terry Heick, TeachThought.com
The idea of teaching with video games is an exciting concept leading to a challenging practice.
Right off the bat the topic is a bit polarizing, the whimsical connotation of “games” juxtaposing harshly with the…Continue
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How many times have you said something about public speaking or your reluctance to give speeches and had someone come right back with the threadbare cliché about how “one study” found that “the average person fears public speaking more than death?”
Who conducted this study,…Continue
Added by Karen Cameron on August 8, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments
I also have been researching flipping my classroom and I'm super excited to dip my foot into it after our PSSA's are complete. I would like to preview the first math chapter my Pre-Algebra students will see next year in Algebra. There are going to be tons of questions and lots of adjustments once the flipping begins but I think trying this method out NOW will help me to decide if I want to go all out…Continue
I have been gathering information about the Flipped model to try with my fourth grade students for the 2012-13 school year. A problem that I have been trying to solve is the best way to build a repository of the videos that I am producing or going to produce.
Are there systems out there that people are currently using or have heard of that organize your videos in an easy manner for your students to access from both home and at school? I would use Youtube, but then my students…Continue
I have read, with a great deal of interest, many blog posts this past month on the 'flipped classroom'. I love the idea of having even more opportunities to turn my class into one that allows me to be the 'guide on the side'. It is an excellent way to vary methods and assignments to students with different ability levels and different interests. As I've tried out a number of approaches I have been searching for a way to bring this style of learning to my grade eight history classes. Although…Continue
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Early in my teaching career, I learned that if I can manage classroom movements, I can manage behavior. If I can manage behavior, students learn better.
An earlier post discussed the importance of quick and easy transitions between activities. David Ginsburg discusses smooth transitions in terms of …Continue
The last few years, I've been very focused on the role and possibility of video in the classroom. Thus, my recent work developing EnglishCentral and my focus on the potential of a "Flipped Classroom".
I had an interesting skype…Continue
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I have pretty high expectations for student organization and transitions between activities. I don't want student to lose precious learning time. That said, I don't want students to be robots.
How do I show students I care about them, honor individual quirks, and still clarify my expectations for our learning time?
Clear instructions are written on the board as students arrive - and for each transition. In the past, I wrote steps for students on…Continue
As a teacher, I can increase graduation rates of my students by increasing engagement in learning, especially when it applies to at-risk learners (Archambault, 19). So, as a brand new online teacher, I felt it was within my education, training, and scope to attempt to increase engagement in my online classroom.
Yesterday I contacted 34 disengaged students with a personalized letter inviting them to come back to the online classroom and turn in an assignment. Within 24 hours, 10 of…
Added by Rashel Fitchett on February 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Today we presented Pop Goes the Classroom to Gifted and Talented Educators across Arizona. It was another standing room only presentation. Thank you for your kind reception today. As you scroll through the blog you will find resources for many of the topics we discussed today from cell phone usage to educational social networks, student film making, comics in the classroom and so much more.
There were some interesting discussions from today's presentation that I want to share with…
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More resources for education
I hope there is something there that you can use.
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