Teacher Resources, Tools & Giveaways for the week (Aug 23 – 30, 2014)

August 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TOOLS
ViewPure
Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, or other distractions.
Random Name Picker
A tool to select names randomly in your class.
Otus
An app that brings iPad education features together into one secure environment.
RESOURCES
States of Matter Game
A game based on molecular action.
Story Mapping
Graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in pre-writing and post-reading activities.
Math Playground
Math games for […]

What is a Response Notebook?

What is a Response Notebook?

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A Response Notebook is one in which students can record their thoughts, impressions, reactions or responses about books, novels, or any content they have read.
The purpose of maintaining such a notebook is to help students become self aware of their learning process, to create an archive that can be used for future references, to facilitate […]

How Can You Build Thinking Skills in Your Students?

How Can You Build Thinking Skills in Your Students?

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Thinking is a very important part of an effective classroom and must be encouraged and taught. Marzano describes metacognitive thinking or ‘thinking about thinking’ as the primary vehicle for student learning. Metacognitive thinking is not easy to teach as it is an internal process. However, one can work toward creating a classroom that encourages higher […]

Time Tricks

Time Tricks

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Do you know how long a minute actually is? Test yourself. Start the timer on your watch or phone and look away. Then look back at the timer when you think one minute is over. Try this same exercise for 5 minutes, 10 minutes and even half an hour. To be able to know when […]

Teacher Resources, Tools & Giveaways for the week (Sept 6 – 13, 2014)

August 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TOOLS
ClassCharts
A behavior management software.
teachem
A web service that allows teachers to create lessons around YouTube videos.
Audio Joiner
An app to combine several songs into a single track.
RESOURCES
The Grammar Gorillas
Interactive games to teach grammar.
Eye Anatomy
A website that lets users view photos from an actual eye dissection, and perform virtual dissection on the eye.
Mathwords
An interactive math dictionary comprising of […]

How can I Integrate “Think Alouds” into my Lesson Plans?

How can I Integrate “Think Alouds” into my Lesson Plans?

August 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

 “Think alouds” strategy encourages students to verbalize their thoughts while studying. This is to create awareness of their thinking process and in doing so, learn to monitor and control the same. Teachers can also use the think aloud strategy to model and demonstrate the various strategies and problem solving techniques that assist in learning.
Using think […]

What are Digital Storyboards?

What are Digital Storyboards?

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A storyboard is a written or graphical representation of all of the elements that will be included in a digital story. The storyboard is usually created before the actual work of creating the digital story begins and a written description and graphical depiction of the elements of the story, such as images, text, narration, music, […]

A Second Chance…

A Second Chance…

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This month, I have been reading about people who’s lives changed because someone was willing to give them a second chance. It made me reflect on my own life and relationships with people. Sometimes we come across colleagues, parents or students with whom we struggle. Maybe they let us down, or perhaps didn’t respond to […]

Teacher Resources, Tools & Giveaways for the week (July 26 – Aug 2, 2014)

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TOOLS
InfuseLearning
A platform to streamline learning. Also, can be used in any device.
Skaffl
A colloborative iPad workflow solution to plan, teach and grade.
WordWriter
A tool to enhance vocabulary in students.
RESOURCES
Funbrain
Educational games for students.
Critical Thinking Teaching Guide
A guide to enhance critical thinking skills.
Input output Tables
A worksheet to reinforce the math concept of input output tables.
GIVEAWAY OF THE WEEK
Glue dots
Fill […]

Team Synergy

Team Synergy

July 26, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

In the last few weeks I have been reminded a few times that when we work as an effective team, one plus one equals more than two. It has been exciting to be a part of a team where we are able to do more together than what we could have done individually. I’m learning […]

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