Have you ever given your students some free time to explore Google Maps? What do they do? In my experience, with the power to view the entire world, walk the gilded halls of the Palace of Versaille, jump to Everest Base Camp, dive into the Great Barrier Reef, or teleport to the International Space Station, … Continue reading Get More from your Tour
Here is a lesson plan I prepared for a mixed ESL class of 7s, 8s, and 9s. It was completed using Google Classroom, for the most part. I had ESL in mind when I created it but I think it could be easily adapted to fit Language Arts, Social Studies, and even Math outcomes. There … Continue reading Road Trip Lesson Plan
Today I am posting a lesson plan that I created a while back using a TED talk on machine learning as a jumping off point. The great thing about using TED Talks to start class discussions is that there are transcripts of most talks and translations into many languages. I work with many students whose … Continue reading ESL or ELA Lesson Plan
Gaming in the classroom, gamification of education, learning apps; the landscape of educational games has certainly expanded in recent years. Wading into the waters of games in the classroom can be a daunting task for a teacher already drowning in a flooded curriculum. I recently read Mindshift: Guide to Digital Games and Learning which is a great … Continue reading Gaming the Curriculum
I was reading an article for a masters course on technology in the arts and humanities classroom. The author, Kiran Subhani, describes in detail an activity that she uses where students interpret what is going on in a photo. For example, regard the picture below from 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner, Javier Manzano: First she would have … Continue reading What is Going On?
Has anyone tried Google Cardboard yet? I love how it is making VR experiences available for everyone, especially cash strapped educators. Virtual reality is really in its infancy, but the availability of VR tools, like the cheap paper goggles offered by Google and the apps that utilize its simple concept, make it easy for a generation … Continue reading Panorama-rama