Roseneath
237 views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
onto Roseneath
Scoop.it!

Ten Things That Happen When Kids Become Makers – John Spencer

Ten Things That Happen When Kids Become Makers – John Spencer | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
You don't need a special space to bring out the "maker" in each of your students ...
more...
No comment yet.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Google resources

Google resources | Roseneath | Scoop.it
There are so many very good Google resources available for classroom use. Of course, to find them all, you could "Google" them. Or, you could rely on the efforts of others to collect and share resources.  This is the case with a Symbaloo created by Annette Sapp. Like all Symbaloos, it's just a matter of…
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
One stop shopping for Google resources ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Understanding what a child's brain needs is central to instruction.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Not just for reluctant learners;  all kids will benefit from these strategies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

5-Minute Film Festival: Comics in the Classroom

5-Minute Film Festival: Comics in the Classroom | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Graphic novels and comics offer many teaching opportunities for educators who want to take advantage of their broad appeal and themes. Find out how to add some bam! to your classroom with this short video playlist.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Great ideas for integrating comics into your students' learning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better? | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Educators using Desmos, an online graphing calculator and activity builder tool, say it enables them to teach math through inquiry more easily.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Desmos is an amazing math app; this article showcases how much potential it has ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Lots of great strategies here ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects

6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Consider one of these six engaging and creative student projects to wrap of the school year.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Some great ideas for June: engaging, exciting and full of learning opportunities. #5 is easy to achieve with an iPad and iMovie.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit | Roseneath | Scoop.it
This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
An updated list of so many resources for social media teaching and learning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

So you have a Twitter account. Now what?

So you have a Twitter account. Now what? | Roseneath | Scoop.it
For teachers, Twitter is part of an essential 21st century toolkit, but many people don't know how to use it well. Here are six ways to get more out of Twitter.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Need to be reminded what an amazing tool Twitter can be?  Read on ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

5-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward

5-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Knowing how to learn from failure can be a key to success. In this playlist, VideoAmy curates the best videos and resources for encouraging students to be resilient and embrace mistakes.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
So important that our students learn resiliency skills and that failing and trying again is okay.  Minecraft teaches them this.  Coding teaches them this.  And these videos help them embrace the "freedom to fail" ... great stuff.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Morning Meetings: Creating a Safe Space for Learning

Morning Meetings: Creating a Safe Space for Learning | Roseneath | Scoop.it
At Symonds Elementary, teachers use morning meetings to develop valuable social-emotional skills, create a culture of respect and trust, and prepare students to learn.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
A great article with lots of tips and starters for making morning meetings part of your day in class.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

4 Practices for Increasing Student Engagement

4 Practices for Increasing Student Engagement | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Spend the first five minutes of each class focusing on your students as people. Then keep them engaged through the agency of makerspaces, PBL, or Genius Hour/20 Time.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Some great ideas to use in our classrooms to hook kids and then keep them engaged.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

The Myth of Having Summers Off

The Myth of Having Summers Off | Roseneath | Scoop.it
When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Love the way the myth is busted ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

The Minecraft Generation - NYTimes.com

The Minecraft Generation - NYTimes.com | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Another great testament to the potential of Minecraft for learning !
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Office resources

Office resources | Roseneath | Scoop.it
There are so many very good Microsoft Office resources available for classroom use. Of course, to find them all, you could “Bing” them. Or, you could rely on the efforts of others to collect and share resources.  This is the case with a Symbaloo created by Jenny Dutton. OK, that was a copy/paste/remix job from…
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
One stop shopping for Office 365 resources ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

The Journey Together: Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Ontario is working with Indigenous partners to address the legacy of residential schools, close gaps and remove barriers, support Indigenous culture, and reconcile relationships with Indigenous peoples. Ontario will invest more than $250 million over the next three years on programs and actions focused on reconciliation, which will be developed and evaluated in close partnership with our Indigenous partners.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Essential reading for every educator - every person - in Ontario and the rest of Canada.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Ten Things That Happen When Kids Become Makers – John Spencer

Ten Things That Happen When Kids Become Makers – John Spencer | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
You don't need a special space to bring out the "maker" in each of your students ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life

6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Nonverbals are gestural cues that can help students quickly and respectfully communicate their reactions, needs, and levels of understanding in a fast-paced classroom.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
A great article with clever non-verbal cues that help students better communicate with their teachers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration

Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Help students develop their inductive reasoning skills with three fun and visual riddles.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Video versions of great "teasers" that are great for encouraging/growing reasoning skills in our students.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Using the Rule of Three for Learning

Using the Rule of Three for Learning | Roseneath | Scoop.it
The Rule of Three for learning establishes the requirement that students be given the opportunity to learn something at least three times before they are expected to know it and apply it.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
A simple yet powerful rule to help ensure the best kind of learning takes place in your classrooms ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now

20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Padlet is a web app that lets users post notes on a digital wall. The uses for this site in the classroom are virtually endless!
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Have you been wanting to try Padlet but weren't sure where to start?  This article is a perfect "blueprint" for you.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Coding Rock, Paper, Scissors to Teach Probability

Coding Rock, Paper, Scissors to Teach Probability | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Brian is an elementary teacher in Ontario, Canada. When not teaching, coaching or blogging he is an active web developer.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Looking for a cool coding idea to share with your students?  This one, using Scratch, is great!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Encouraging student commitment ultimately brings better results than the external motivations of reward or punishment. These seven self-persuasion strategies will get you started.
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Anything that helps with Intrinsic motivation is good with me!  Some clever strategies in the article ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement -

3 Fun Examples Of Technology-Based Assessement - | Roseneath | Scoop.it
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Kahoot is great, and these other two look very promising as well.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Troy MacKenzie
Scoop.it!

ThingLink - Let Students Figure it Out - Teacher Tech

ThingLink - Let Students Figure it Out - Teacher Tech | Roseneath | Scoop.it
My husband teaches high school English. I made a reference to ThingLink. He says “What is ThingLink?” I said… “this is your lesson plan on Monday. Ask your students to create a ThinkLink about the book Jane Eyre… BUT… You are not allowed to look up what it is.” www.thinglink.com The students created some wonderful …
Troy MacKenzie's insight:
Like this one for older kids to really show their learning in a different way ...
more...
No comment yet.