"The end of the school year is upon us. Students are dreaming about that long summer vacation. Behaviour issues are on the rise. You are asking yourself, what can I do to keep students engaged? How can I recap what was learned and end my school year strong?" 4 activities highlighted.
6 tips for creating student made ebooks in Google Apps
Digital literacy & citizenship
Quash those rumours and urban legends. Teach students to question what they see on the 'net, encourage a healthy dose of skepticism. Snopes is one place students can reliably go to find the truth for themselves. (Further research should put the above case to bed.)
Earth Day - April 22
My 2050 - Students are tasked with lowering UK CO2 emissions to 20% of 1990 levels by year 2050. They’ll use a dashboard of sliders to control biofuel, nuclear power and more, to see how these things affect climate control and find the ideal balance. - UK Based
Students play with their favorite characters from the Lorax to help protect the environment. The main page gives students tips for being more energy efficient such as, “Turn off lights, the TV and other electronics when you’re done with them.” Games include Be a Super Sleuth and Find the Hidden Words.
English Language Arts
Letter poems are a particularly apt medium for exploring a defining characteristic of poetry-line breaks. As students work to transform narrative-style letters...into poetic format, they are encouraged to think carefully about where to end each line. Using the Letter Poem Creator, students engage with the medium of letters and experiment with writing them as poems, with attention to why the lines are broken, where they are broken, and how line breaks affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance.
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