Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sutori, Offload Apps, Brain Breaks, Blogging with Students, Seesaw Ideas, How to Keep Going, What You Need to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exam 1 & 2, 60 Ways Math and Google Classroom, Post-Reading Reflection Prompts, Creating Assessments with Google Forms, Patch App for Location Specific News, 36 Popular Expressions Your Kids are Using, 5 Things Teens Wish You Understood, Emoji Keyboard Trick, IKEA Hacks, #EdTEch


Did you know?
A Great Timeline Tool
Have you heard of Suturi yet? It is a nice, clean, easy tool for creating timelines! It has Google sign in. It imports your Google Classroom classes. It has options for including a banner, text, images, videos, audio, a forum, embed, multiple choice questions, matching quizzes, a “did you know” section and headings. Check out this Sutori on…”20 Ways to Use Sutori” in your teaching. Or, check this one out on the “First Battle of Bull Run” to see the Quiz and Forum features in use. Browse Sutoris that are already created and searchable by content and grade level in their Resources section. Note: This tool is for students 13 and over.

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Offload Unused Apps Easily on Your IPhone
“Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store and turn on Offload Unused Apps. If you reinstall an app later, documents you created with the app and all your data are still there.” - from the iOS Tips app



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What if?
Brain Breaks
Great to chunk information, especially if your block is a long one. These improve motor skills, soft skills, creativity, teamwork, etc. 
  • 60-second Pitches - in groups, one student at a time has to speak for 60-seconds straight each on the same topic or topics of their choosing 
  • Name 3 Things - face off against another person to see who can name them first (i.e. name 3 brands of shoes, name 3 presidents, etc.) 
  • 2-minute Smartphone Pingpong 
  • Penny Catch - keep a bag of pennies, 1-minute timer on the board, penny on the elbow - how many catches can they get in that time 
For more on these and other brain breaks check out this 10-minute podcast from +Cool Cat Teacher and teacher, Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoamine_oxidase

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Blogging with Students


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Something to think about…
A Couple of Ways to Seesaw with Your Students
  • Label character traits on a character from a book or novel, include evidence to support each trait - From Brittany Bowery @MsBowery142 

  • Use the QR codes from your students’ Seesaw posts to create a hallway display, like this one from @sara_hendrix4. Find out how to the get the QR codes here. Thank you +Seesaw 


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How To Keep Going
A great poster to give ideas on how to take the next step when the right way to proceed seems confusing. This link is to the original, from a German post but translated into English. This link is to a jpeg where I changed one word to make it student appropriate. Thank you Swissmiss


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Resources…
What You Need to Know to Pass the Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2 Exam
These are well thought out with valuable resources, +Kasey Bell knows her stuff!

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60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom
Here’s quite a big list from +Alice Keeler  … If interested, just take one or two that might fit for you.
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Post-Reading Reflection Prompts
Check out these ideas from Todd Finley @finleyt (poem, relate it, character to-do list, timeline, argue, opinion and dictionary) and from TeamTom Education. For a bigger image, click here.


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Creating Assessments with Google Forms
This 25 minute video from +Meagan Kelly will walk you through the steps.


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In Addition…
Want To Keep Track Of News In Your Area, and Maybe Other Areas, Too?
The Patch app is for you! If you have loved ones, maybe college students, in another town you can add that city to your Patch app. If you’re thinking of moving to a new location, add that one, too. Keep track of the local news in your area and in other places with ease. One thing to note, smaller towns aren’t in their system yet. I have 3-4 locations in mine, making it easy to be informed! Thank you +Chad Lyle 


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What Your Kids Are Really Saying36 Popular Expressions, from Grown & Flown
image: https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=136130&picture=group-of-young-people


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5 Things Teens Wish You Understood About Them
Understand students/teens better with this post from Grown & Flown
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A Cool Time-saving Emoji Keyboard Trick For iPhone
A fun tidbit from +Cool Mom Tech


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8 Hacks Hiding Deep in IKEA's Website
IKEA hacks themselves, click here for more! Thank you 
Apartment Therapy


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