Use interviews to motivate, inspire creativity, and connect students to their learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 10, 2012 2:27:00 PM

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.

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Topics: creativity, common core, digital storytelling, motivate, student, interview

Five projects to engage digital learners

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 3, 2012 1:10:00 PM

While there's lots of conversations around about engaging today's digital learners, the solution isn't simply to use technology. I don't think anyone will agree that playing Cow Clicker is the best use of our limited classroom time.

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Topics: engage, project, technology, creative, student, digital

Bloginar - Connect to literature to build literacy and love of books

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 9, 2011 3:18:00 PM

"Whether they’re just starting to write or are already accomplished writers, the motivation to write better and write more grows exponentially with the promise of a published product." --Linda Oaks, Tarbut V'Torah School, Irvine, California

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Topics: pixie, literacy, create, motivate, literature, student, connections, reading

Claymation in the Classroom - Great Memories

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 3, 2011 2:12:00 PM

I have recently been revisiting the joys of claymation as I have been writing a Making Claymation in the Classroom eBook.

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Topics: engage, frames, claymation, motivate, student