A picture is worth a thousand words. Many of us (and our students) are visual learners. What better way to ask students to show what they are learning or creating, than with pictures? Pinterest can be a great tool, not just for lesson planning or classroom decor ideas (or great recipes to try on the … Continue reading Are you a visual learner? Pinterest can help.
I’ve recently been reading the book Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica. While I don’t typically enjoy reading books about education and its foibles and failures, and what each person decides should be done about it, this book has got me thinking about how we approach … Continue reading Let Students Work Together on Tests? Here’s Why you Should.
Google Docs may seem like just an imitation of Microsoft Word. While it does lack a little in the formatting (though Google is always coming out with new features, quickly closing that gap), it offers plenty of snazzy features that facilitate collaboration, time management, and student (and teacher!) success. Here are a few of my favorite … Continue reading Google Docs: Your New Best Friend
When planning group work, either as a participant, or as a teacher, it is important to be able to track the work of each individual person. Google Drive shows you how:
One easy way to use Presentations in Drive, no matter your content area, is to create Vocabulary Sets. You as the teacher can give the students vocabulary words for the week. Then, the students will create a presentation, with one word per slide, and then fill up the presentation with definitions, drawings, images, whatever they … Continue reading Tech Tips #3 Vocabulary Sets
As a teacher, it is one of my objectives that my students learn to work well together. It is a useful skill both in school, and in their future careers. Google Drive offers some great features that facilitate this. I have personally used it to help my students work collaboratively on a given project (be … Continue reading Tech Tips #2 Google Drive Revision History