Just like I did in my first student teaching placement at Mason City High School, I wanted to introduce myself to students and parents and send them something that would help us get to know one another before I began full-time teaching. Continue reading
My eighth graders finished the Hunger Games today. Boy, did I forget how heart-wrenching the ending of the first book was! In addition to the Character Symbol activity I had them working on, I also wanted to integrate the movie in some way, so I used YouTube clips and a discussion post on Google Classroom to enhance and deepen student understanding of the end of the book. Continue reading
When I started my second placement, my cooperating teacher was in her last week of meeting with the second round of Book Club students. These kids would switch the first week in November. However, I still wanted to get to know them, so I started engaging through Google Classroom. Continue reading
The next objective for my Honors 10 students was to write a thesis statement. In the class before, they had (on their own) brainstormed topics to write their research papers on. Now they were told to pick a topic/question and bring a thesis statement to class. Continue reading
This year is my first time time using Google Docs/Google Classroom, and I have to say I’m very impressed!
What I love most about the program is the ability for collaboration. Google Docs gives students the ability to share documents with one another and co-edit! This can be something as easy as one student on his/her screen can make a change. When she finishes, it auto-updates the copies of the other shared members. It’s genius! Not to mention very useful for teachers. Continue reading
My goal today was to create a classroom website that my students could use to easily access classes, homework, projects, assignments, and announcements. I started with Google Sites, a program that is easily accessible through Gmail, by using the ‘Apps’ then ‘More’ then ‘Sites’. After spending about 3-4 hours, I had this: Continue reading