By Jessica Sanders Google Classroom celebrated its first birthday on May 6, 2015. Since its inception, many teachers have turned to Classroom, along with the rest of Google’s tools to make classroom and document management seamless. Check out these stats from Classroom’s first year (reported by EdSurge): 70 million assignments have been created with Google […]
Bring learning alive in your classroom with the new National Geographic Explorer app for schools. Engage your students like never before with a new way of teaching. Seven monthly issues connect to Common Core standards as well as your science and social studies curriculum. Issues come out in September, October, November/December, January/February, March, April and …
The Zoom In online platform features 18 skill-focused, document-rich lessons that address every era of U.S. history. Each interactive inquiry engages students in reading documents closely, gathering evidence, and writing an argumentative or explanatory essay. Rich primary and secondary texts are at the core of Zoom In lessons, giving voice to multiple perspectives on key …
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!
Google Classroom allows you to assign work and collect it. What Google Classroom does not have (thankfully) is a gradebook. This allows you to use Google Classroom with whatever gradebook system you have. Research shows that students value high-quality feedback over simply receiving a score or letter grade. Google Classroom makes it easy to quickly provide students feedback either directly on their document by inserting comments or by leaving a comment in the grading list.
Sarah McElrath's insight:
Alice Keeler gives step by step directions for grading in google classroom plus how to export it in order to upload to your gradebook.
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later. Here's a look at five of the best, based on your nominations.
"I am continuing to be intrigued by John Barell’s original inquiry strategy, how to use to bring awareness and experience opportunities for modern learning skills and literacies. Since Project Zero’s Visible Thinking Routines have been playing an integral part of my continuous work of Documenting4Learning, is was an easy connection to bring in the routines as a strategy in the KWHLAQ flow.
The new visual [above] is intended to give teachers and students more choices of make their thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, tools, Visible Thinking Routines as an option or starting off point. The suggestions include tools and platforms that are specifically suited to connect, collaborate, communicate and create, 21st century style, one’s process and make it easier to amplify and to document4learning."
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I, personally, find Tolisano's posts to be consistently excellent. This demonstrates her work at its best.
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A support page for the presentation Digital Storytelling meets the CCSS
Sarah McElrath's insight:
Digital storytelling has power. We are all hardwired for story. This webpage has tons of links to show what digital storytelling is and how to use it effectively in the classroom. Some great examples as well.
Victory Productions presents an interactive textbook exploration of the early days of the Jamestown settlement and the state of Virginia. Enjoy the rich interactive graphics and the engrossing story of a key moment in the history of the United States.Embedded videos chronicle the beginnings of the Jamestown Settlement, the first permanent English colony in North …
When creating a Google Classroom post (assignment, announcement or question), you can assign the post to multiple classes at the same time.
At the bottom of the post are 4 icons to attach items in Google Classroom. Next to that is the class title for the current class. Click on the class title. This will reveal a list of your classes that you are a teacher of. You can click the checkboxes next to all the classes you want to push the post to.
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