The Mentee Minute
September 2015, Volume Two
The Mentee Minute
The fall semester has started off beautifully, and I am impressed, daily, with the correspondence and enthusiastic collaboration between the mentees and their respective GaVS mentor. Just outstanding!
For the month of September, The Mentee Minute explores the Professional Learning Series on Gaming in the Online Classroom, highlights the Celebration of Ten Years and the Fall 2015 PLS, and offers a variety of tips and resources to integrate into daily instructions or file for a future lesson or date.
Please take a moment to review the section on Accommodations and the accompanying link to the Teacher Toolbox.
As always, comment freely and enjoy the second edition of the MM.
Let's Celebrate! Ten years of GaVS!
Fall 2015 Professional Learning Symposium
Saturday, Oct. 17th, 7:30am-4:30pm
3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard
From the GaVS Mentoring Team
Positive Communication (Jeana Worley)
Tip of the Issue! Game-based Learning (Joyce Bearden)
Game Templates for your Adobe Classroom
Game Night Professional Learning
Join in the fun on Monday evenings as GaVS instructors play, build and share games for your Adobe classroom.
Games on the Agenda
9/14 - Scratch off, Tic-Tac-Toe, Crosswords, Tokens
9/21 - Animal Race, Drag n Drop, Honeycomb Game, Beat the Timer, Fast Fact
9/28 -Scrabble, Pyramid, Chutes and Ladders
10/5 - Jeopardy and Candyland
Edutopia blogger Alice Keeler shares tips for getting started with game-based learning.
Fun online game templates like Jeopardy, Who wants to be a Millionare and Speed Match.
Grading and Providing Feedback (Mallory Kirkland)
1. Using Stamps for Feedback
2. Using Videos and Links as Feedback
3. Using Questions as Feedback
Grading After a Due Date
1. The late work policy
2. The date the assignment was due
3. The original score before late points were deducted
Teacher Toolbox: Special Needs
Mark the Calendar!
Tip of the Issue from the Carrie Madden!
Following up with a quick TheSIS email about our daily login policy and the upcoming due date may help some of these students get back on track. It doesn't capture every non-worker, but it's a quick first step in distilling the activity in your class. Next step: look at your gradebook to see who has submitted assignments!