This would be great for students to do as a project and narrate over the video. They can do a cause and effect chart in history or a story board for ELA or explain a math problem. I used "Lapse it" app on iphone.
If you teach 8th Grade History and need a quick wrap up of the war with videos and readings, use this website. And students can take Cornell notes on essential questions, listed in the website. Click the Images below for Links.
Adobe Spark is a great resource (Must be 13 and older :( though) to make videos, presentations, webpages and posters. Its so easy to use and is great for teachers to make posters and presentations and webpages.
My students absolutely love playing Kahoot, but I feel like I am over using it. I wanted to mix it up, so I found a great alternative: Quizizz. It is just as easy to use and just as fun. And, it has funny little memes and you have a Homework option, so students can take quizzes at Home.
Tips: Turn music off in settings after you create quiz, it may get loud in class, but it is exciting music. Great for HW option. Maybe have students put their students ID numbers so students don't get embarrassed by missing answers.
I was trying to think of a way to share some interesting videos and links with my students, so I created an adobe spark web page. Its really easy to use and looks great. Students would love to create these webpages too! Feel free to use.
I came across adobe spark video. Its a web based video editor, that makes presentations look and sound very professional. Have your students create a video as a project and share with the class. Its easy, free and the kids will love it (You can also download it to your iphone/ ipad). You can also create amazing posters and webpages. Here is a link to some more videos on Propaganda that I will show my students.
I want to preface this saying...gummy bears are my favorite candy EVER, so this project is a no-brainer. I got this idea from Pinterest, and it totally fits into the 7th Grade History Curriculum. Students take notes on types of government and then "create" governments using the gummy bears. I put students in groups of 2-3 and put gummy bears on large white construction paper. I give them two piles, one pile they can eat and one pile they will use to build "governments." I have them take photos with their cell phones and they put the images in a Google Slide presentation to present to the class.
Note: You could do this activity for the reasons why Rome Fell too.
Check out the presentation HERE.
Students should keep up on current events and critically analyze complex, expository text; so a few years ago I developed a current event analysis form that guides students to look for elements of Depth and Complexity (GATE Icons, developed by Dr. Kaplan). Feel free to modify the file below.
I now have students use NEWSELA (Which is undoubtably one of the best resources for students on the internet) and have them select a news article. Students then select the GATE Icons that would be best for that article.
Some teaching tips: Watch the video (touch cast) to learn more about how I have students structure their notes (I say "now" a lot, its quite annoying).
I am introducing my students to the Roman Empire, but I wanted to establish context and develop their geography skills. So I created a lesson in which students plan a vacation for themselves and their family to learn about Roman History. I linked a document I created on their CANVAS account and they will make their own personal copy to edit. They will submit their final itineraries on CANVAS as well. You could also have students create a powerpoint presentation and share their "vacation" with the class or create a poster.
The images (for their passport can be edited) so they put in their image and fill it out. The will include screenshots of their planned journey *google Maps, "buy" plane tickets online, plan where where and what they will eat, look up how to say simple phrases, Cultural "dos" and "don'ts" and key historical monuments or places that they will describe.
Click HERE to view document. You can go to "file" and "Make a copy" to tailor it to your class. Note: the passport can be edited by double clicking it and pushing, "edit." Students can insert an image of themselves by selected the "insert image" option.
When you need a student to create a diagram, meme, poster, thinking map...or anything that requires visual mapping, use Google Drawings (Located in your google drive, select "New" and its under "more"). Its easy to use (Drag and drop images from google images), write in text boxes, make shapes and callouts. I made my logo for this website on google drawings.
Here are some student examples of their work:
*To grade I have them download as a JPEG or PDF and submit it on CANVAS or they put in their online portfolios.
And I created my logo!
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