Posts tagged educational tools
Posts tagged educational tools
How to make and use Google Forms for teachers.
google drive and google docs were lifesavers during student teaching, and I hope this will be helpful to anyone looking to use or explore this technology.
Storium is an online storytelling game that allows players to create a story through a series of scenes, reacting to obstacles and people as you come across them. It’s played with 3 people, with one person playing as the Narrator, and the other 2 playing as the characters.
The Narrator chooses the world that the story is set in (with choices such as ‘occult pop horror’, ‘medical drama’ and ‘cyberpunk’), then starts each scene, using cards to give the players challenges to overcome. The players will then try to overcome these challenges as they see fit, progressing the story in fun and interesting ways.
There are a few more rules, but it’s remarkably easy to pick up and is only limited by your imagination. Storium is a fun and fluid way of storytelling, with players reacting to each other and no-one being fully in control, it can lead to some VERY interesting stories.
Our attempt was an occult pop horror called ‘The Badgers of Doom’, they’re black, they’re white, and they bite! Coming soon to cinemas near you!
this is very cool, and looks like a super cool learning tool.
hithertokt! I can’t remember if you teach The Odyssey, but YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE.
So pumped for more Crash Course: Literature. Yuuuuuuus.
So, hey there students of mine who I know are lurking out there. Watch this and enjoy.
I live on the internet. HOW AM I JUST DISCOVERING THIS?!?!?!
Definitely need art history ones! That would be SO useful for AP!
My kids love these. One of my history colleagues uses them in his classes. I exploded a few brains last semester when I told my students that he writes books too.
There are no words for how long I have been waiting for more Crash Course: Literature or how happy I am that it is here, so here’s a gif.
Need a timer in a pinch? Just use the Google Search engine! The timer can now be made full screen by clicking the bottom right corner of the screen. Project it up on the screen to keep students aware of the time remaining.
google is always there for me.
Save time with easy templates. Align lessons to Common Core & 50 state standards. Organize with unit plans. Share with colleagues. Post to your class website.
So I found this website and it’s really helpful, especially as a student teacher. You can plan for the whole year, and it has daily/weekly/monthly views, as well as an easy way to put in the standards to see it as you’re planning.
AH! I’m just so thrilled with how this turned out. I am a super organized person, for the most part. I love new boxes, bins, and baskets. Putting everything in it place gives me a deep sense of
reliefhappiness. I don’t have OCD or anything, but I just love the look of clean and organized.
I had been seeing these teacher’s toolboxes floating around the teacher world (like here, here, and here). I couldn’t stand it any longer, and set out to purchase my own. I had been seeing teachers buying them at Home Depot, but we don’t have a Home Depot around so I was happy to find one at Lowe’s. Wherever you get it, the one that everyone is buying is the Stack-On 22-Drawer Storage System.
Anyway, I purchased the system for a little over $16. I already had chevron duck tape (cheaper but you get less at Wal-Mart), and after seeing Making it as a Middle School Teacher’s post with her zebra duck tape, I couldn’t resist decking mine out too. Armed with a can of pink spray pain, I basically followed her directions.
1) Remove all the drawers
2) Spray paint
3) Duck tape the top and sides (much easier if you do this in sections)
4) Make your labels
5) Run strips of double sided tape around the sides (I cut each piece of tape in half so it was skinny and could do double duty)
6) Apply labels to the inside of the drawers
7) Pop drawers back in
So, so simple! 2 of the 3 links I posted includes templates, which you should download even if you don’t intend to use them. This helps you in that it gives you the perfect size for the large and small drawers.
I made my own, using Tracee Orman’s Pink & Orange Polka Dots Frames, Borders, Backgrounds Clip Art, the Template from one of my links, and the font Cutie Pop. It took some time but I think the end result is well worth it!
Is it possible to “HNNGGG” over organizational tools? Because I think I just did.
I like this idea a lot. I feel like it might work better as a binder, though, that students can continually add to throughout the year as we explore more grammatical subjects. I think it would be more compact and easier to store and access that way. I could still easily let them be creative with it (stickers, anyone?) and them add to it and decorate it to their heart’s content.