The beginning of school is always a fun and crazy time. Kids are winding down from summer break (as are you) and schedules and classes are still getting settled. But with all of the business, setting the tone for a year of making with Wixie is important.
Wixie might be just about the easiest tools for elementary students to learn! Wixie is open-ended which means you and your students still have to decide what to do! Here are eight ideas for first projects to get students using technology, including information about software skills they have to learn to complete them.
Think of your district’s implementation of Common Core as a gift to reconnect with colleagues, share and disseminate best practices that work with your students in YOUR classrooms, explore new ideas, discuss how to engage students in learning, and have frank discussions about what it means to be educated.
In Classroom Instruction that Works, Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock examine decades of research and distill the results into nine teaching strategies that have a significant, positive impact on student learning. Student learning with creative software tools matches and supports many effective instructional strategies, including those mentioned in this book.
Lately, I have come across lots of fun projects that utilize interviews. Many are the more traditional oral history style projects, but some use the interview model as a way for students to apply content knowledge and demonstrate understanding.Read More