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Suggestions for what to put in a Maker Space.
100+ awesome outdoor activities for kids of all ages!
There's no need to be bored this summer! Pick an activity and run with it. Enjoy!
There are activities here for kids (and adults) of ages.
These free online translators are perfect for fast word or sentence swapping to other languages. Some offer other features as well. They include:
1. Google Translate
2. Bing Translator
5. DeepL Translator
6. PROMT Online Translator
7. Collins Dictionary Translator
This page has a variety of videos to teach kids how to use masks (and why) for all ages.
You can download any of them for free!
Great ideas for creativity, genius hour, design thinking, writing prompts, maker products, video making, divergent thinking.
Jamboard is a free Google tool that creates whiteboards that are a lot like slides. You don't need an interactive whiteboard to use it. You can use the app for free on any device! It works with Google Drive and allows you to present your whiteboard to people viewing remotely. Which makes it a great online whiteboard option for distance learning.
Check out the "Getting started with Jamboard video" and the 10 Jamboard templates that you can use for remote learning.
Click on the the "The Google Teacher Center" link to discover has some great resources for educators looking to get started using Jamboard in their classrooms. Resources include:
- a video library or tutorials
- tips and trick from teachers
- PDF guides
- lesson plans and more
Teachers have long known that feeling safe and secure in school helps students focus their energy on learning. And the research bears that out: A 2018 study found that when teachers deliberately foster a sense of belonging by greeting each student at the door of the class, they see “significant improvements in academic engaged time and reductions in disruptive behavior.”
This post outlines ideas from teachers for ensuring that every student in the classroom feels like they belong.
Some of the activities included take less than five minutes. They’re divided up among the grades, but many can apply across all of the years from kindergarten to 12th grade.
10 ways to help students become “future ready”
This makes an excellent refection activity to see if you are helping students become future ready.
What can students do to make learning really stick?
Cognitive science tells us it's NOT to re-read our notes or textbook.
Instead, practice "retrieval" -- recalling what we've learned out of our brains, not our books.
This post outlines 10 simple tips and strategies you can use in class to make learning long-term, including:
1. Brain dumps
2. Two things
3. Retrieve taking (instead of note taking)
4. Student-produced quizzes
5. Guided conversation
6. Now, then, and way back
7. Self testing
8. Recall information visually
9. Retrieval mapping
10. White board exit ticket
Take a trip step inside 11 dramatic virtual tours some of the most beautiful theaters, concert halls and opera houses in the world. Carnegie Hall, The Colosseum in Rome, and The Sydney Opera House are just a few of the amazing trips you take!
"Below is a list of 121 employee wellness program ideas that you can easily implement at your office.
Free bonus: Download this entire list as a PDF. Easily save it on your computer for quick reference or print it for your company’s next Wellness Meeting. Includes 10 bonus ideas not found in this post."
The 1-2-3 Process Form for RTI
In Rick Wormeli’s article Redos and Retakes Done Right, he states “allowing students to redo assignments and assessments is the best way to prepare them for adult life.”
According to Wormeli, many teachers feel that denying students opportunities to show their full potential after providing substantial results builds ‘moral fibre’. These teachers have the mindset that there should be rigid deadlines for assignments and that marks should be taken off for late submissions, and even give zeroes in some situations. Wormeli counters by claiming that “these practices have the opposite effect: They retard student achievement and maturation.”
In Kenaston School, specifically in math and the senior sciences, students have the opportunity to redo assessments in 2011-2012. Teachers have taken Wormeli’s guidelines into consideration, applying some of his recommendations. Kenaston teachers advise that by incorporating Wormeli’s ideas into practice, teachers can make redos fair for both the student and teacher.
"This resource packages up 15 SEL intervention ideas from Panorama's expert SEL curriculum partners—complete with "how to" instructions and templates for use. These low-lift, actionable strategies can help rebuild community, foster positive relationships, and assist students in navigating complex emotions."
You will have to provide your information to download the packet.
Example Interventions (Instructions Included!):
✔ 2x10 Relationship Building
✔ Empathy Exercise
✔ Feelings Journal
✔ Rose, Bud, Thorn
✔ Home Visits Protocol
✔ Cooldown Process
These 16 everyday learning activities we do with our children at home during school closures certainly count as learning. Thank you to We Are Teachers for this excellent graphic.
An innovative approach to looking at your own professional development or learning. There are some great ideas in here!
Prompts for the whole year!
Find some great books to help develop a growth mindset with your students!
The following document contains everything you need to get started with Learner Profiles. Suggested inventories and resoures are included by grade grouping. Section 1 - Getting Started...Read This First (really...read this first!);Secton 2 - Kindergarten to Grade 2 Resources;Section 3 - Grade 3 to 5 Resources;Section 4 - Grade 6 to 9 Resources;Section 5 - Grade 10 to 12 Resources;Section 6 - How to Build a Learner Profile;Section 7 - Now What?