My pal, Andrew Lummis, pointed me to a collection of printable goal sheets that parents and teachers can use with students. Easily adapted to your own needs or useful on their own, they help foster discussion in the areas of behaviour, listening, participation, homework and general “How Was Your Day” types of reflection.
The URL: http://bit.ly/1dtuOOi
Puzzle fans can find any number of online jigsaw puzzles to complete but this one is fun for two reasons – one is that you can compete against others online and the other is that you can create your own puzzles from your own photos.
The URL: http://bit.ly/1pb3rNZ
May 8th, 2014 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and @iristhedragon is providing a host of support materials and activities. Younger students can play an accessible version of “Pin the Ribbon on Iris the Dragon”, complete a crossword and download the campaign poster. Older students can view YouTube videos on Positive Messaging and Mental Health, utilize discussion points in conversation, and explore a range of additional resources.
The URL: http://bit.ly/1qLIvRj
In a well-timed manner, Edmonton Librarian, Ron Ellis, sent me this site not two minutes after I used it in a presentation last week. Spritz is an ingenious app that will be released in stages in about a week that speeds up reading by eliminating the need for the eye to scan text. By focusing on an “optimal recognition point”, readers can cut down on the 80% of the time the eyes spend moving around and increase their reading speed without losing comprehension. Press the “Click to Spritz” button at the top, right of the @SpritzInc page to give it a try.
The URL: http://bit.ly/1i9sU9u
Tomorrow is Pi Day! Edutopia has put together seven sources of Pi Day activities. Even if you don’t teach “the subject with numbers” you might find some of these collections of Pi Day ideas interesting.
The URL: http://bit.ly/N9YQiJ
My pal, Andrew Lummis, found this collection of RealClassroomIdeas.com. I’ve linked to the Helpful Templates for Assessment page which has several interesting pieces. I was pleased to rediscover the old 101 Positive Phrases of Praise document – a photocopy of which, in my paper days, I kept in my daytimer for years. (Now it can go in my DropBox.) Don’t forget to look along the left sidebar – this site is a treasure trove.
The URL: http://bit.ly/1oFA4mN