Think Different #46
Resources for the Week of Jan 7, 2018
5 Ways to Ring in the new Year in Your Classroom
From 4 O'Clock Faculty featuring Trevor Bryan & Rich Czyz. For educators looking to improve learning for themselves and their students.
because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. We are changing lives through Promise Cards, chapters of volunteers, character education in schools, and awareness campaigns with global reach.
It is a movement and they have lesson plans for the teacher by grade level. We are all responsible for teaching Character education these days, and this site is full of great ideas and resources.
Character Education Lesson Plans are available from because I said I would to teachers around the world at no cost. Fill out the form below for access to download ALL Lesson Plans. These lesson plans were developed by our Character Education committee which includes teachers from across the United States. Also remember that you can use any of our videos to weave the because I said I would message into your existing program or project involving Character Education.
Student Learning Outcomes for Lesson Plans:
- Understand the importance of community involvement and volunteerism
- Learn to identify issues in the community that need to be addressed
- Understand importance of personal accountability
- Develop self-identity as a person of strong/good character
- Get better at keeping promises
- Model promise keeping
- Develop a habit of personal accountability
- Positive behavior change by individual promises
- Reduce human suffering through humanitarian actions
This is an "about video" for because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept.
The New York Times Learning Network has a great interactive feature called “What’s Going On In This Graph?”
Here’s their announcement about the next one on Tuesday, Jan 9:
On Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time, teachers from the American Statistical Association will provide live, online moderation of the student discussion on the graph. As an experiment, we published this post a few days early to give teachers time to preview the graph.
This is a graph that originally appeared elsewhere on nytimes.com. For the purposes of this activity, we have removed some of the original text and features, all of which we will reveal on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 11.
More information here and activity instructions for your students.
You can see all their past and future “What’s Going On In This Graph?” posts here.
Assessment: SOCRATIVE-HOW THE SPACE RACE WORKS
For other videos on using Socrative try Key Tech Tools for Teachers: Full introduction to Socrative
Thanks to TTV (Teacher Training Videos) by Russel Stannard
ClassroomScreen: An all-in-one solution for display
Normally, when you think about interactivity on your screen it involves an expensive interactive whiteboard, and you it is only one specific activity.
What if you could do multiple things and they are just a tap or a click away? ClassroomScreen might just be a solution.
Visiting the site gives you a beautiful background and there are many others to select from or you can upload your own.
Check it out: https://classroomscreen.com
Tony Vincent to the had the solution again
Recently he posted about how to organize your Google Dive visually, here, how. Well, I am working on organizing mine now!!
Thanks Tony for the help!
And Tony had a new class he is offering.
I agree with Claudio Zavala, the Adobe Spark apps have become my go-to apps many so many things. Check out Claudio ideas!! Just tap the button.