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New Review EdTech Tuesdays: ClassDojo
Take charge of your class with a colorful (and free) online service. Rich and Jennifer take the time to check out the features of this program. Using a sample class, they walk though how to get started and how the service's features might prove useful in your classroom.
8 mins Pre-K - 12th Classroom Support
High schoolers know how to use technology, but they often need more training on how to use it effectively for educational or professional purposes. Try out the activities described here to get your pupils thinking about interesting ways to tap into technology.
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Galileo: Revealing the Universe
To gain an understanding of the significance of Galileo Galilei's revolutionary ideas, class members watch the short video "Stargazing Before Galileo," and conduct a close reading of Galileo's Sidereal Messsenger. They then compare Galileo's observations of the Pleiades Group and conclusions with those images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the observations made about them in the NASA news story.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Myth and Reality of the Octopus
Get some eight-armed craziness going in class as your learners explore the fact and myth about octopi with non-fiction sources. Pupils are challenged to create questions from their reading using Blooms Taxonomy, identify main ideas and details, create a Venn diagram for the monster of the sea, and use technology for research.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Choosing a Cell Phone Plan
Here is an activity that should catch the attention of your class! It focuses on the real-world problem of selecting the best cellular phone plan. This exercise would be especially good to use when introducing piecewise functions. Learners compare costs for various data plans, considering such features as unlimited talk and unlimited texts, to determine which plan is the most cost effective for different scenarios.
7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying
After discussing the vocabulary term perspective, and introducing the class to the characters in the included clip from Friday Night Lights, ask individuals to put themselves in the place of one of the characters in the clip. Once pupils have answered the questions on the worksheet from the point of view of their assigned character, come together to share responses and discuss the impact of offline and online cruelty.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Writing Good Emails
Is there a difference between a written letter and an email? Prepare little learners for a life of online communication with a lesson on what makes an email, email etiquette, and letter writing. First they determine the differences between letters and emails, then they identify the key components of each, and finally they draft and edit an email.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Kindergarten Common Core Sight Words Plus
Mastering basic sight words is one of the first steps your pupils can take toward learning how to read. Promote reading fluency by practicing basic sight words with the interactive activities included here. Kids will enjoy the bright color scheme and simple functions of the app.
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Daily Show Effect on American Politics and Political Culture
Political satire has been around for many years and is gaining popularity as more satirical television news show are aired. Ask your class to analyze the role of political satire and humor in American politics. The resource provides articles to read as well as some links to relevant video clips.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Analyzing New York Times Design
You are the new newspaper advisor, and you have no idea on what your publication design should look like. Begin here with your young journalists and analyze the layout of America’s most respected newspaper, the New York Times. Learners read, discuss, and analyze the formats of editions in print, online, and past editions.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Remind: Safe Classroom Communication
Imagine a simple way to remind students and parents about upcoming events, projects, appointments, and more through text messages. This free service allows for one-way communication from the teacher to parents/students. Simply sign everyone up and send out messages as needed via text.
Pre-K - Higher Ed Classroom Support
Big Brother vs. Little Brother: Updating Orwell's 1984
Government surveillance is an enduring conflict that has become increasingly complex with our nation's use of technology. Add to the understanding of Orwell’s 1984 by using the resources here that display the contemporary actions of Big Brother.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Where have all the lost socks gone? They‘ve run away and joined the cast of a sock puppet theater where they await you, eager to take part in a movie you create by downloading their application onto a tablet or smartphone. Write a script, select sets, props, and scenery, and these clever fabric fellows will lip-sync to your recorded dialogue.
Pre-K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts