In the last three posts I have been providing ideas and reflection regarding the use of the internet in the classroom. You can explore these posts in the links that follow this paragraph.
As promised I have ten more digital citizenship resources to add to the ten that were included in the last post. I do hope you find these links beneficial for student of all ages. If the facilitation of digital citizenship is not part of your district or schools curriculum… now is the time to include it. It really is a great way to assist students as they discover the wealth of learning experiences available on the worldwide web. Enjoy exploring and sharing all of the resources, and come back for the next post providing even more! Also, feel free to explore the past three posts of this series in the immediate links below.
10 Ideas to Consider Before Using an Internet Resource: The Web in the Classroom…Part 1
Vetting Web 2.0 Educational Tools: The Web in the Classroom…Part 2
10 Digital Citizenship Resource: the Web in the Classroom… Part 3
I'm an English teacher and I'm building a Makerspace. Since October, I've been raising funds and working out deals to put in a Makerspace in our school library. I've been working with our Media Specialist to make this happen and I've had wonderful support from our admin staff. We are close to having a completed space and have chosen to call it the Blue Devil Maker's Lounge. I had a chance to take my Freshmen down to the space to show it off and share with the students what will be possible in the space. While a bit stressful, the Maker's Lounge has been a great project where I have learned many different things from friends across the country and right at home in Michigan. However, there has been some skepticism.
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Missy Mitchell's insight:
Spring Break is upon us and after students & teachers come back it will be an all-out testing marathon. Maybe you'll find something in this gem of an article to keep teachers inspired and motivated while they manage quiet room full of #2 pencils, anxious children, and light green scantron sheets. My favorite? "Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." Indeed.
The idea that students can learn something valuable from play isn’t new, or even controversial. A sizeable body of research has been conducted to back up what many teachers already knew to be true. Fun and learning don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and it really works better for everyone involved when they’re not.
As such, making LEGO Bricks part of your lesson plan can help you teach concepts that students might otherwise find tedious, in a way that doesn’t feel like work to them. Many educators have already been putting this idea to the test with success. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
When I first started my makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School back in January of 2014, I was figuring everything out as I went along. The term was still brand new, I couldn’t find any maker sessions at conferences, and there were only a handful of other school libraries sharing about their makerspaces. Armed with a couple of books on the growing Maker Education Movement and a dream to create an engaging environment in my library, I gathered some supplies, put them out there, and waited to see what would happen. My ideas and philosophy were constantly growing and evolving as we tried new activities and formats at my school. Some experiments worked; some failed miserably. But I learned from each and every one as our makerspace grew into an integral part of our library culture. Looking back on the last year and a half, I’ve realized that there’s several essential lessons I’ve learned in getting our makerspace going. Hopefully they can help save you some stress (and reassure you that everything will be awesome).
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