Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas that rock #teaching 03/05/2012

  • Olympic Dreams: A World That Plays Together…: Olympic Seeds of Hope

    I love what Canadian teacher Cathy Beach did in March 2010 to involve her K-1 classroom in her trip to the paralympics. She created @HenryHudsonBear and this blog to share the trip with them. It was exciting for them all. I think it is great for teachers to connect with their home classrooms when traveling. (Unless you're going totally off the grid.) What a great story, here is what she told me:

    “On a whim, I created @henryhudsonbear to explain the Olympics to the K-1 split-grade class I taught once a week, to reassure them that I was coming back! Helping @HenryHudsonBear to “”tweet”” his way around the Olympics and Paralympics became the most inspirational, hilarious, touching part of going to the Olympics for me, my students, and people we met from around the world. It was so effective in bringing the Olympics and Paralympics to kids that I'd love to find some funding and take him and have him tweet his way through the London Paralympics next August. (No Olympics, we're still broke from the last ones!)”

    tags: education teaching ideas socialmedia elemchat

  • Jack the Ripper – facebook page – Resources – TES

    This lesson creeps me out, but with the fixation many students have on CSI, I could see how this would be a good creative writing lesson as you use this template to create a Facebook page for Jack the Ripper. I'm not very cool when it comes to this, but then again, some of you will find that this lesson suits your style.

    tags: education lessonplan teaching

  • Let's Make Letters – Cursive letter formation for IWB – Resources – TES

    An animated powerpoint to help you teach cursive. A great download if you have an IWB Or even a projector in the classroom and teach this.

    tags: education teaching lessonplans

  • March Activities and events

    Here is a cataloged list of lesson plans by event. I always go to this catalog at the beginning of each month to see what is coming up and keep things exiting. Up for March: World Book day (last week), Pi Day, Earth Hour, World Maths Day, Fairtrade fortnight, St. Patrick's Day, World Poetry Day, International Women's Day, and the Daffodil Schools Challenge and more. Plan ahead (especially if you're going to be out at all – like I am when I go to Canada.)

    tags: education teaching lessonplans

  • Digital Storytelling – Resources – TES

    A set of powerpoints that include storyboards and tutorials to help students understand digital storytelling. Download these powerpoints and integrate different slides into what you're doing. If you don't have access to the AFI material (or even if you do) this is a nice supplement.

    tags: education lessonplan teaching digital_storytelling

  • Teaching Spreadsheets using Mario Kart – Resources – TES

    This looks so much fun!! Using Mario Kart to teach spreadsheets. I'm going to use this lesson plan!

    tags: education math teaching lessonplan

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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