April 12, 2015

Poetry, Google, Gamifying Learning, Rubrics, Writing, StumbleUpon, and Word Clouds... in Education Today

Reading education blogs is like attending a never-ending conference that is designed just for you with sessions shared by outstanding educators. These are some of my favorite recent finds.

Flower Poem / David Goehring / CC BY 2.0

The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms
Matthew James Friday
a fresh look at teaching poetry

Google Pen / Phil and Jo Schiffbauer / CC BY 2.0

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers
Kyle Pace
a short list of useful classroom tools from Google (www.google.com/), some oft-used and some newer ones

VLAB Gamify Everything Program / Photologue_NP / CC BY 2.0

Epic Fail or Win? Gamifying Learning in My Classroom
Liz Kolb
helpful information for those interested in beginning to gamify… step-by-step instructions, what worked and what did not work in the author’s classroom

Rubric Used Sign / Clker.com

4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics
Cait Camarata
templates—with design suggestions--for creating your own rubrics

Maths / Michael Pollak / CC BY 2.0

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom
Heather Wolpert-Gawron
suggestions for incorporating writing in the mathematics classroom

Logo of StumbleUpon / Bernard Goldbach / CC BY 2.0

5 Ways to Use StumbleUpon in Education
Siobhan Tumelty
suggestions for using StumbleUpon (https://www.stumbleupon.com/) to help with lesson plans, teaching, expert insight, social connection, and inspiration

Assessment / Phil and Jo Schiffbauer / CC BY 2.0

5 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom
Siobhan Tumelty
http://www.edudemic.com/5-ways-use-word-cloud-generators-classroom/ideas for using word clouds for vocabulary, assessments, building knowledge, and getting to know you

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