This 2-minute video packs a powerful punch: a young girl mastered Dubstep Dancing by teaching herself through watching YouTube videos. A great reminder of what a positive influence learning through video can be. Show it to your students! What would they like to learn?
20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners
“If we don’t have their attention, what’s the point?” Asks Kathy Perez, an educator with decades of experience in Special Education and English language learners.
There is a little something for everyone in Kathy’s 20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners, starting simply with number 1: Don’t be Boring, and continuing on from there.
Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally
Beth Holland encourages learners to Curate, Synthesize and Reflect while taking notes. She argues that being able to do so while maintaining a system that allows them to:
Will help lead to archiving learning rather than merely “taking notes”.
Monday, 21 March 2016
Monday, 14 March 2016
14 March 2016
Pi Day - March 3
Today is Pi Day (3.14)! To
Make sure you check out the video about what pi sounds like and other activities.
Google Photo Slideshow
This tutorial will teach you how to embed your photos with ease. Give it a try now before Picasa surprises you and stops working one day.
Learn About Film
Creating films is an essential skill for our students.
Learn About Film is an extensive website is a fantastic resource to support any level of filmmaker.
Monday, 7 March 2016
3 Reasons Students should own your Classroom’s Twitter & Instagram Accounts
Kayla Delzer (@topdogteaching) puts forward a solid case for students taking ownership of class Twitter and Instagram accounts, citing the huge impact it can have for students in understanding the true meaning of web-presence in a safe environment. Delzer also has a social media bootcamp for parents, so they understand what is being asked of students, and of themselves in return.
When we think of Google, the first thing that comes to mind is probably searching and Google Docs in Drive. Google Keep is a great note taking app that is included as part of your Google suite of apps. You can easily make lists, add images and audio recordings. Because it is Google, you can easily make these collaborative and share them with others.
Kindergarten Green Screen Animal Interviews
Options for sharing understanding in Kindergarten have taken a huge upswing since the advent of mobile technology. Green screen interview videos are a great marriage between technological skill and wizardry, and analogue research. Students worked in groups of 4 to research about different animals and chose a habitat image to form the background of their video. Check it out!