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.





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

 

 

 





Digital Learning Day, Internet Safety and a Persuasive Essay Web 2.0 Tool

18 12 2012

Hi everyone!Dec 12, 2011

The second annual DIGITAL LEARNING DAY is scheduled for February 6, 2013. NYS Teacher Centers have partnered with NYIT in encouraging teachers to submit a 2-3 minute video illustrating how they are using technology to transform classroom practice and help students meet Common Core Learning Standards. Teachers who submit a video could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card For more information, visit the NYIT website here

I learned about the following government website called OnGuard Online for online safety. It’s not only a good resource for your class, it’s a great resource for us as well. Click here to visit.

Another really cool site, called SCAN, is a 2.0 tool to help guide discussion and learn to respect other’s opinions. There’s are several PDFs that can be downloaded for handouts. I’ve attached the SCAN Persuasive Essay for your review. SCAN_Persuasive_Essay

Here’s a video explaining the site. There is a free and a subscription version. If you choose to subscribe, the price would be $45 per year.

Dec 12, 2011

Have a wonderful Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year!
Hope it’s relaxing – you deserve it!

Barbara





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





Nov 7, 2011

14 07 2012

As Veterans Day approaches, I wanted to share some videos and activities you may wish to use in their honor:

Here are some links from Verizon’s Thinkfinity that you may want to share with your students
From Wonderopolis: a short explanation along with video entitled “What is Veterans Day?”
From Read Write Think: calendar event, classroom activities and lessons for grades 3 – 12. Just click here for “Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States today
From the Smithsonian: “The Price of Freedom: Americans at War” includes a History Mystery, lessons and videos including first person accounts as well as World War II cartoons.
Have a wonderful week,
Barbara