New to Kahoot!

3 11 2016

Hi all!

I know many of you use Pear Deck, Quizizz and Kahoot in your classrooms. I want to share what’s new with Kahoot!

It’s called JumbleĀ and you need to move your tiles to put them in order. There are several example games ready for you to use including a Word Jumble, Film Trivia, Halloween Fun, Political Jumble, and Build the Equation.

political-jumble

MATH TEACHERS – it seems as though we are often left out šŸ˜¦ BUT.. you are going to LOVEĀ creating equations through jumbling! Click on the following link to learn more about Jumble. Scroll down to find the example games.Ā jumbleHave some fun! CREATE and SHARE!!!





EdCanvas – a presentation tool

16 01 2013

Hi everyone,

I have been playing with a new kind of presentation tool that is FREE and I believe has great potential. In order to show you some of what can be done, I created a presentation about Sandy on Long Island. My girlfriend now lives in Florida and has asked me on more than one occasion to send her news articles about Long Island because not much was reported about us – most of the information relayed was about the city.

Once you create an account (all they need is your email and password) then you can begin to search the topic you would like to create your canvas about. I typed in Sandy on Long Island and was then able to choose from You Tube videos, Flickr photos, Google photos and web search. I can also Ā insert a label for text,Ā enter a specific URL, upload a file. When I uploaded a Powerpoint, it was automatically converted to a Google Doc and displayed.

My mind is moving a mile a minute thinking about what can be done with this tool. How about a group project where students place “their” piece in a square. They can literally upload ANYTHING…Animoto, Prezi, Word, Powerpoint, …

Oh, and by the way, you can post your EdCanvas to Facebook as well as tweet it, share the link, or embed the code! Take a look – you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!

EdCanvas

Click to see the completeĀ Sandy on EdCanvas

 

 

 





Using Video as a Presentation Tool and 21st Century Skills Strategies

3 12 2012

Hi all,
I have a few highlights to share with you. One is Better Lesson which is a social learning community and a place that you can find, save and share quality common core lessons. A short video explaining follows:

They are looking for exceptional master math teachers currently teaching grades 6-12 to work as part of a cohort building CCSS-aligned courses. Regular feedback and support will be available from coaches who are experts in the implementation of CCSS. Resulting lessons and best practices will be shared with the Better Learning community. The work is virtual and you would be expected to devote 10 hours weekly building curricula and sharing instructional strategies. The project has been funded by Bill and Melinda Gates the master teacher would receive a $30,000 stipend for the two years. For more information, click to go to http://blog.betterlesson.com/seeking-teachers-for-the-betterlesson-master You can get the application at that link or download from the next page after clicking this link. BetterLesson Master Teacher Program

The use of video can be a very powerful tool for learning and most especially motivation. It’s so important for us to enter our students’ worlds and use their tools. How many of them create video all the time and post to You Tube? Rather than creating a presentation using PowerPoint, how about having them create their learning experience using multimedia? Here’s a website https://www.wevideo.com that easily allows you to edit video. The basic tool is free to educators and probably more than adequate but you can upgrade (Plus is 19.99 per year and Ultra is 29.99 per year). Click on the image to see exactly what is included.
WeVideo


The following video shows what you can do:

And then…I found this video on Edutopia on 21st century Teaching Strategies. I loved it – hope you will too šŸ™‚





May 17, 2010

14 07 2012

Hi everyone,
The year is winding down and you all deserve a pat on the back. This video will give you one!

I also found a couple of sites I thought some of you may find interesting:
The Gulf Oil Spill (uses Google Earth)     http://paulrademacher.com/oilspill/#

An interactive website that can be used to introduce students to the ā€œclassicsā€
http://www.peterrabbit.com/us/index.asp

Just for Fun
Free online puzzle games and brain games to make you smarter

http://www.proprofs.com/games/

Enjoy the rest of the year…….





Dec 3, 2009

14 07 2012

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

I was directed to a website that I thought you would enjoy. It’s http://www.energizetheclassroom.com . There are some very cool ideas to help motivate students that you may find useful including the “Idea of the Week” submitted by teachers. This week is “Fun Journal Entries” – students are asked to write answers to fun questions such as “How would the world be different if cows gave rootbeer instead of milk?”

Have a great day!
Barbara