March 2020 Musts

This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of March and beyond.

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21st Century Competencies Exemplar Rubrics (Factors Affecting Student Achievement) K-12
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The following zipped folder contains example rubrics for each of the 7 Competencies (Character, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Computer & Digital Technologies, Cultural & Ethical Citizenship) for grades K-5, 6-9 and 10-12 grade level.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
02/26/2020
Computational Thinking Introduction for Teachers - YouTube
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"A Wonderville quick tips video on computational thinking.

In this video, learn about how to introduce coding and programming into your class by first adopting computational thinking practices. Discover what computational thinking is, it's benefits for your students, and examples that can give them the opportunity to practice this mindset and skill through exact instructions activities.

For more STEM related videos, games, and activities, head to: http://wonderville.org

And check out our other professional learning videos at: https://wonderville.org/professional-...

Related exact instruction challenge videos found here :
How to put on winter clothes- https://youtu.be/LquWGTgRS7U
How to draw a butterfly- https://youtu.be/5ttqUx5KS9A "

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Coding
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Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MindFuel Canada
Date Added:
01/23/2020
K-12 Resources for Engaging Parents and Families
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Boost your family engagement program with articles, videos, and ready-made presentations.

You can use the white arrow in the green box to select:

Homework & Learning with Tech
Online Privacy & Safety
Social Media & Devices
Cyberbullying
Media Balance & Well Being

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Common Sense Media
Date Added:
02/11/2020
My Social Media Life Lesson from Common Sense Education
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This lesson should take about 45 minutes.

"For most middle-schoolers, being on social media can mean connecting with friends, sharing pictures, and keeping up to date. But it can also mean big-time distractions, social pressures, and more. Help students navigate the different feelings they may already be experiencing on social media.

Students will be able to:
*Identify the role of social media in students' lives.
*Reflect on the positive and negative effects of using social media on their relationships.
*Recognize "red flag feelings" when using social media, and consider ways to handle them."

Lesson slides, video, handouts, quiz, family engagement activities & family tips.

You will need to sign up for a FREE account to access all of the resources.

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Common Sense Media
Date Added:
01/22/2020
PAA Pathways Courses - Sun West Online Courses
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Sun West students have access to a variety of PAA courses online for Middle Years (Grades 6-8),
If you are not from Sun West, but wish to access these courses, contact Arlene Low at 306-252-100 or by email at arlene.low@sunwestsd.ca.

PAA Pathways are a cutting edge personalized learning opportunity that takes place in an online learning environment. The modules have been designed to introduce students to the world of online learning and provide them pathways to their future!

The topics are vast, and new modules are being developed regularly. Each module is flexible and easy to deliver. All modules come with online resources including videos and assignments. All materials you need are provided. Every nodule is hands-on and interactive, and are designed to take approximately 25 hours to complete.

PAA Pathways is also a network that keeps students connected and motivated!

Modules include:
Clothing, textiles & fashion: hand sewing
Clothing, textiles & fashion: knitting
Clothing, textiles & fashion: Crochet
Computer Drafting & Design
Computer Science: Coding in HTML/CSS
Computer Science: Coding in JavaScript
Exploring the World of Agriculture
Food Studies
Graphic Arts: Cartooning & Illustration
Graphic Arts: Story-boarding
Outdoor Education: Survival
Project Runway: An Intro to Fashion Design
Social Medial
Visual Art: Drawing Basics
Wildlife Exploration
3D Art: Oragami
Ag Business
Animation: Level 1
Animation: Level 2
Financial Literacy
Photography

Subject:
Arts Education
Educational Technology
Practical & Applied Arts
Agriculture Studies
Clothing, Textiles & Fashion
Coding
Communication Media
Graphic Arts
Photography
Wildlife Management
Computer Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Sun West DLC
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
01/14/2020
The Science of Happiness Course - free online course!
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"The Science of Happiness is a free online course that explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Students engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to their own lives.

Since it first launched in September of 2014, The Science of Happiness has been hugely popular: It is one of the top 10 courses on the edX platform, where it is hosted; more than 500,000 students have registered for it so far; and students who complete the course report significant increases in their happiness and decreases in their levels of stress and loneliness."

You will have to register to take this free online course!

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Author:
Berkley
Greater Good Science Center
Date Added:
09/06/2019
Smiling Mind - Meditations for the whole family and classroom to enjoy
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Smiling Mind can be used with kids, teachers or parents - at school and at home!

"Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life."

To use these mediation, you can use the website, or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

There are full programs for classrooms, specifically for teachers, kids as well as adults.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Smiling Mind
Date Added:
01/13/2020
Tomorrow's Help Scale - 4 Point Scale
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This poster from Connie Hamilton is a free download, and a great way to provided closure to your lessons.
Students are asked to rate the level of help needed on a 1 to 4 scale for tomorrow's class.

4 - I could teach this
3 - I don't need help
2 - I need help from my resources
1 - I need help from an expert (may be a student or teacher)

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Connie Hamilton
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Workbench - quality lessons and content
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"Workbench is an innovative one-stop shop for teachers to find and share lessons and projects that support both core and STEAM curricula. Forge real-world connections by creating a meteorologist's report about local weather, bring the maker movement to life by creating earthquake-proof Lego buildings, or encourage students to learn JavaScript through scaffolding lessons that increase in difficulty. Flip your classroom by assigning videos and independent learning tasks, and then have students collaborate in class to perform experiments or create media.

Struggling with differentiation? Individually assign projects by area of interest or level of complexity, adding in supports as needed via videos, guiding questions, and progress monitoring. Build higher-order thinking skills by asking open-ended questions, tracking student progress, and viewing responses in real time. Create classes and assignments on Workbench, in Google Classroom, or by using Clever to sync with your school's learning management system (LMS)." (Common Sense Media Review)

***Filter lessons by subject and grade!

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Math
Coding
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Workbench
Date Added:
01/29/2020