Tag Archives: Video

Balance: Spinning Wheels Does a Body and Mind Good

Balance. We all need balance in our lives. Taking kids outdoors to experience and interact with the local environment brings an unquantifiable value to their educational experience — particularly these days as the students are 1:1 in my classroom. Recently, I organized … Continue reading

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Getting Kids’ Reaction to Minecraft

I am intrigued by the idea of incorporating gaming into my classroom. Minecraft has taken over the school — particularly some of the boys in my class and definitely my son who has ‘mining’ his own business. I came across … Continue reading

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Kids React to Texting While Driving Video

I have been watching people texting while driving, riding motorcycles, walking, and cycling. It’s dangerous and it’s bugging me out. Time for a lesson for my students. I came across Kids React by TheFineBros and really liked the idea of … Continue reading

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PowToon Presentation Tool

Pow! Zoom! Shamako! I am excited about a new presentation tool that I’ve been itching to tinker with–PowToon. Back in December the folks from from International School Services (ISS) hosted a media contest for teacher candidates. For the 2012-2013 recruitment season, … Continue reading

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Does Flipping Instruction Fit?

Since watching Salman Khan’s Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education, I have wondered how could I flip instruction in my classroom. There is plenty of positive tweet, posting and buzz about using the model of vodcasting, also known as reversing instruction or … Continue reading

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Vocabulary-Building Poems

The dynamic duo of Michael Salinger and Sara Holbrook, slam poets, authors, writing coaches extraordinaire, shared at the EARCOS Conference how to build a strong, bolder vocabulary using poetry. The lesson below was taken from Michael and Sara’s recently published … Continue reading

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Writing Dialogue: Vikings on a cold nightwatch

I am not a good photographer. My tendency is to butcher any potential money shot. My wife gives me grief about my lack of photo perspective. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate good photography. Being able to tap into … Continue reading

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Listening with Empathy

“Listening is the beginning of understanding… Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening. Let the wise listen and add to their learning and let the discerning get guidance.” —Proverbs 1:5 According to Danah Boyd in the article “Bullying” … Continue reading

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Ditch Boring Book Reports for Animoto Book Trailer

Are your students tired of writing old fashioned book reports? Are you tired of reading those same boring book reports? Try something new and exciting that kids will enjoy creating and you’ll enjoying grading–the Animoto Book Trailer. Jeri Hurd presented a … Continue reading

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