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 Jumble¬†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 ūüė¶ BUT.. you are going to LOVE¬†creating equations through jumbling! Click on the following link to learn more about Jumble. Scroll down to find the example games.¬†jumbleHave some fun! CREATE and SHARE!!!





SAS Curriculum Pathways

21 04 2014

Hi everyone,

Is spring in the air? It’s Saturday – end of our break and I’m really hoping that spring has kicked winter OUT and we will begin to enjoy the fruits of spring.

At Berner we were mesmerized by the assembly where a holocaust survivor reached out to our kids with the ultimate message to be aware, to get involved, to stand up to bullies. How many times have we heard “If you see something, say something”?

This lesson for middle school from SAS Curriculum Pathways on The Diary of Anne Frank seemed appropriate for me to share with you.

SAS Anne FrankSAS supplies free tools to help students create:

The writing planner guides students through the “process of generating ideas and organizing them into a plan for writing”.

The writing drafter helps students “develop coherent sentences and paragraphs” from the organized ideas in their plan.

The writing reviser helps students revise their writing into their final project.

SAS provides FREE quality resources for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Spanish. Email me for a username and password.

 





Share My Lesson

26 10 2013

Hi everyone,

Since my return to the classroom, my eyes have been opened to how busy you all are! It’s been a whirlwind but I am really enjoying being back with the kids!

I thought I’d remind you about a great resource for Common Core lessons. I shared this with you last year but it warrants a reminder! Share My Lesson is sponsored by AFT and NYSUT. It is a site that contains more than 250,000 resources by teachers for teachers and is FREE! You will find activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, flashcards, puzzles, posters, assessments and MORE…. You can borrow, but more importantly, SHARE! It’s so important that we work together in these trying times.

shareMyLesson Elementary and MS

Early Elementary
44,065 resources, including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, flashcards, puzzles, posters, assessments and other ideas for you to use with your kindergarten, first- and second-grade students.

Late Elementary
34,111 resources, including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, flashcards, puzzles, posters, assessments and other ideas for you to use with your third- fourth- and fifth-grade students.

Middle School
60,126 resources, including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, flashcards, puzzles, posters, assessments and other ideas for you to use with your sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.

shareMyLesson HS

High School
172,269 resources, including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, puzzles, posters, presentations, assessments and other ideas for you to use with your high school students.

shareMyLesson Special Population

Special Population
3,722 special populations resources, including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, flashcards, puzzles, posters, assessments and other ideas for you to use with your students.





Pixton Cartoon Maker (WRITING TOOL), Encyclopedia of Life and the Professor Garfield Contest

21 02 2013

Hi everyone,

TIRED OF POWER POINT??? TAKE A LOOK AT PIXTON!

pixtonTake a look at the new FREE cartoon maker at the Professor Garfield website. There is a premium version but the free does PLENTY! What a great way for students to write a report on some assigned topic or LOTE students to create a conversation.
I’ve linked two videos below to show just what Pixton can do. Click on the URL below to see them. Michael Draper – you will LOVE this!

http://profgcontest.nyittbls.org/home/video-tutorials-from-pixton

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Another site for SCIENCE teachers is the Encyclopedia of Life (http://eol.org), a free online resource about all life on Earth that offers text, images, video, sounds, maps, . . . Watch the video for a 2 minute clip

This is a real community of sharing supported by many including the Smithsonian Institute and Harvard University.

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To introduce you to these wonderful resources, NYS Teacher Centers, NYIT, Professor Garfield and EOL are sponsoring a contest for grades 6 through 8. eol

Students will visit the Invasive Species of New York State Collection on EOL at http://eol.org/collections/33844 to choose an invasive species in our area and then create a 6 to 9 panel comic in Pixton. I’ve attached a PDF Encyclopedia of Life Contest with further information as well as the rubric. Entries MUST be submitted to me by May 1!!!

PRIZES for students in each grade level
First Place – Apple iPad Mini
Second Place – Google Nexus Tablet
Third Place – Kindle Reader

There is a website as well – click to go to http://profgcontest.nyittbls.org/home/new-york-state-teachers

Enjoy – as always if you need help, give me a call or email me ūüôā
Barbara





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  insert a label for text, 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 complete Sandy on EdCanvas

 

 

 





September 17, 2012

16 09 2012

Share My Lesson: By Teachers, For Teachers (FREE and sponsored by the AFT)

Talk about a collaboration! Watch the video below for information on Share My Lesson. This site was developed by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and TES Connect. You will find a plethora of FREE Common Core resources for your use! Think about forming a collegial circle (inservice and/or professional development hours) with members of your department to not only use Share My Lesson but contribute to Share My Lesson. We are all in this together – and this site is a community we should all belong to.

What NYSUT has to say: “It’s a little like a desktop faculty room, a place to share great ideas and create a community.”

“AFT’s Heidi Glidden explained the content will be supplemented by tens of thousands of contributions from hundreds of content partners, including Sesame Street and Encyclopedia Britannica. Users are also encouraged to form special interest communities, such as music teachers or English as a Second Language educators. “It’s about more than loading materials,” Glidden said. “It’s about sharing and building communities.”, I was fortunate to have in a class on the role of data over the summer states: ” To read more from NYSUT, click here.

As for teachers who are paying off student loans, register by October 31st for a chance to win $5000 to help!

Have a great week,

Barbara





Dec 12, 2011

14 07 2012

The holidays, the tests, the new standards, the stress!

Here’s a video to remind you just how very special you are!

For LOTE….
I finally found something that I think you will find useful (at least I hope you do). This site uses music to teach – take a look and let me know what you think. As always, it is FREE!

http://www.lyricsgaps.com

And Spotlight lessons from Verizon’s Thinkfinity
ENGLISH
Click to go to Beyond the Story – A Dickens of a Party (a lesson from Read-Write-Think for Grades 6-8)
Click to go to A Christmas Carol (a lesson from Read-Write-Think for Grades 7-12)
SCIENCE
Click to go to Frosty the Snowman Meets His Demise (a lesson from Science Net Links: An analogy to Carbon Dating for Grades 9-12)


Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah!

Barbara