Start the school year off right with having students share their passions, interests, hopes, and dreams while also being able to log into their online space easily. Check out this week’s Get Techy items!
Hopes and Dreams
Goal setting can be done anytime throughout the school year. It is also great to revisit it on a regular basis. Below are three resources that will help teachers create some goal setting opportunities for students.
Hopes and Dreams Hyperdoc example for early years.
The Art of the Selfie for middle years and high school.
Student Perspective forms and surveys are found in the Alberta Education Inclusive Ed Library. Knowing your students–who they are and how they learn–makes differentiated planning and instruction possible. Students need a variety of opportunities to share what is important to them and their learning. This could include one-to-one interviews, small group discussions, written reflections, drawings, and completing inventories and checklists. Use the forms in this section to gather information about your students.
myBlueprint: All About Me (K-6), Education Planner (7-12) – some of our schools are using these subscription-based tools that bring in many research-based and current resource tools for students to build up their portfolios. There are ready-made lesson plans and many opportunities to link to the curriculum.
Effective login procedures
Yes, with close to 1:1 access in our schools, teachers, and students are needing time efficient logging in procedures. Take a look at the Student Login Cards – template. As well, I know of other teachers that have the student logins put on stickers and stuck to an index card on a key ring so that they are ready and handy for students. Find more ideas with this blog on Classroom management.
Use Video to Tell a Story
Read through the 5 Ways to use Adobe Spark Video in your classroom and you will be able to instantly add these ideas throughout the year for any student-centred projects. A great opportunity to work on refining thoughts and ideas while also producing something unique and a showcase of what a students knows!