YouTube Tools Every Teacher Should Know

YouTube Tools Every Teacheer Should Know

Clean Up YouTube Videos to Share with Students YouTube is a fantastic source for videos in the classroom if only teachers didn’t need to worry about distracting advertisements, inappropriate comments or annoying “suggested videos”.  Teachers should know there are some very effective tools that can de-clutter YouTube videos so they are safe and ready to share with students.  SafeShare.TV Safeshare.tv allows ...

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Transporting Learners with Google Expeditions

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Getting to Know Google Expeditions Google Expeditions allows students to be transported to far away places without leaving their classrooms! Using a tablet and Expeditions Teacher Dashboard, teachers can control what students see and are provided information to about key features of each Expedition tour location. Peering into the low-cost Google Cardboard students can see panoramic images displayed on the smartphone held ...

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Designing Digital Snowflakes

Designing Digital Snowflakes

Combining Art, 2-D Design & Printing You remember making snowflakes with folded paper as a kid, right?  Imagine the same experience, but without the disappointment of ending up with tiny bits of paper because you cut too much.  This week I partnered with Kathleen Lorenzo, one of our fabulous elementary art teachers and her second grade students to create digital ...

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STEAM Project: Create-an-Animal

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Create-an-Animal STEAM Project Fourth grade students studying animal adaptations participated in a create-an-animal project that combined science, technology and art skills in new ways.  Details of the project, lesson materials and student exemplars are shared below. Create-an-Animal Planning Packet Students first completed a create-an-animal planning packet which had three sections:  Part 1 – Describe the Your Animal, Part 2 – ...

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