This week's newsletter is providing many more opportunities for your learning . You will have a menu of 1 minute, 5 minute, and 15 minute items to choose from. Take your pick and find something to invigorate your mind and that of your students.
Try out the new Google Jamboard App and have students collaborate and share their thinking. It's a way to have students give feedback and to create questions too. Free and in Self Service for all students.
A really interesting read, especially #5 on face to face time being used for active learning.
"You can then use synchronous meetings for more interactive, engaging work. “If we want students showing up, if we want them to know that this is worth their time,” Kitchen explains, “it really needs to be something active and engaging for them. Any time they can work with the material, categorize it, organize it, share further thoughts on it, have a discussion, all of those are great things to do in small groups.”
Protocols are so incredibly important for deep thinking, no matter face to face or virtual. These protocols given in this site are amazing and can be extremely powerful for students throughout the school year. This links to a google drawing that's linked to numerous templates to improve student thinking and feedback.
Interested in learning more about choice boards and Google Slides? Look no further as this tool can be extremely helpful as students have the option to choose items that can deepen their learning. Slidesmania is full of interesting ways to present content to students. If you have 15 minutes or more, this might be just right for you.