Monday Minute

April 1, 2019

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Our conference website is now live. You may register your staff members (no price increase) and make hotel reservations (an increase of only $3 from last year.)

Connect the Four: A Vocabulary Game for Any Classroom

What do these four pictures have in common? This blog post from Tisha Richmond originates from a game she played on her phone while on an airplane. It's a great example of adapting something for classroom use-- and her list of ways you could use "Connect the Four" is extensive. Having students determine the pictures to use is one great twist.

She is a great follow on twitter, her blog "Make Learning Magical," is filled with great ideas, and she even has a book by the same name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxMWqmFu538
Well, at least somebody from Purdue is going to the Final Four: the robotics team. You could even have students describe how they would design a robot to shoot baskets-- before you show them the video. Were there any steps they left out? There are more details in this article.

New Updates from Matt Miller

As always, Matt Miller is sharing new resources and ways to use technology effectively. This post includes his recent presentation, "Tech Like a Pirate" from California's CUE 19 Conference. It includes uses you might not have thought of for Google Maps/Street View, Slides, Drawings, and more.

Just for Fun

This website showing an exhibit in The Baux de Provence, France is mesmerizing. If you have any students who have read the fun book, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, its author, Chris Grabenstein, has said this is how he imagined some of the scenes in his story. This site would be ideal to put on display without comment, and have students try to figure out what it is, and how it was made.
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Here is this week's update from INSPIRE3. Thank you for sharing this information with your staff/colleagues. Highlights include:

  • Educate, Engage, and Empower students through developing their Employability Skills through Service-Learning. Connect with us Here to learn more.
  • Mini-grants available for Schools Spring Service-Learning Projects
  • LTG Website Updates - April's Moments of Service (Lessons and Project Ideas)
  • National Volunteer Week, Global Youth Service Day, Earth Day
  • generationOn Website Update: Environment Projects, Fact Sheets and more

And Now Another Group is on Spring Break!

Please forward this to staff or anyone else who might benefit from the content. As always, we welcome your contributions and suggestions! Past editions of the "Monday Minute" and our newsletters are available under the 'Publications' tab on our website.

As far as we know, this is the fourth week in a row with someone on spring break! Enjoy! We realize that with iLearn testing beginning in three weeks, you will be busy preparing for its inaugural run.