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Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students

Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor

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What are you curious about? What questions do you have? A Guest Post by Marcia Carrillo Based on the work of @ramusallam These are the questions I was asked after watching a Verizon commercial, in which a bicyclist rides throughout San Francisco and his path is captured on his phone in the shape of a heart, which he sends to… Read More »Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor

Infographics in Foreign Language Classes with @bjkurtz

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Creating Infographics in Foreign Language Courses A Guest Post by Barbara Kurtz Challenge: I want my students to WANT TO LEARN. I want them to be capable of communicating about a variety of topics in Spanish. They need to learn with an AUTHENTIC AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE. They need to use language with an AUTHENTIC PURPOSE: this isn’t memorizing words or… Read More »Infographics in Foreign Language Classes with @bjkurtz

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If These Walls Could Talk: 3 Ideas For a Creative Classroom Culture, Part Two by @amyburvall

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Fostering a Creative Culture in the Classroom, Part 2 of 2 Guest Blog Post by Amy Burvall Continued from part one where Amy shared the importance of creativity in the classroom and her idea for Wonder Walls. Metaphors are arguably one of the greatest communication tools humans have. And while they serve to make the complex comprehensible by using comparison with… Read More »If These Walls Could Talk: 3 Ideas For a Creative Classroom Culture, Part Two by @amyburvall

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If These Walls Could Talk: 3 Ideas For a Creative Classroom Culture by @amyburvall

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Fostering a Creative Culture in the Classroom, Part 1 of 2 Guest Blog Post by Amy Burvall What is the most creative thing you’ve ever done with students? Did it involve supplies commandeered from the art room, a lot of mess, and way too much time away from learning the curriculum? There’s a lot of talk about how great creativity… Read More »If These Walls Could Talk: 3 Ideas For a Creative Classroom Culture by @amyburvall

Graphic Design in Google Slides by @jentechnology

Helping Students Improve Their Graphic Design Skills A Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott Students can create in Google Slides, but this does not mean the presentation looks good. All too often the presentation has too much writing, the content looks randomly placed, and the colors and fonts choices make the text hard to read. Still, we smile with pride… Read More »Graphic Design in Google Slides by @jentechnology

Moving from Inquiry to Creativity

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Helping Students Make the Leap from Inquiry to Creativity Guest Post: Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad is a speaker and author (Everyday Instructional Coaching: 7 Daily Drivers to support Teacher Effectiveness). He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo and is a former teacher, vice principal, professor, district curriculum and instruction director, and education supervisor at NASA. Follow him on Twitter (@drlangraad).… Read More »Moving from Inquiry to Creativity

Students create quizizz

Have STUDENTS Make a Quizizz

Have the Students Make It I’m a big fan of Catlin Tucker. In one of her blog posts she asks the question “Who is doing the work in your classroom?” Teaching responsibility and creating leaders starts with giving students responsibilities and having them make decisions. Instead of you staying after school creating a Quizizz game for students to practice, as… Read More »Have STUDENTS Make a Quizizz

Instagram Assignment

  An Instagram short film from Thomas Jullien on Vimeo. Thomas Jullien posted the above video to Vimeo. It is a fun video and clearly took him a lot of time. A fun classroom activity might be to have students on a field trip upload their pictures to instagram and then crowd sourcing from the class photos have students create a… Read More »Instagram Assignment

xtranormal spelling words

Here is an idea for students with an alphabetizing assignment.  Students can type their spelling words into xtranormal.com.  This not only helps students by practicing typing, it allows students to use cut (control X) and paste (control V) to fix mistakes in alphabetizing. The student gets to add sound effects, control the camera, choose the characters and background and is… Read More »xtranormal spelling words