Below are five different ways to engage students in an online environment with any grade level and almost any subject area.
- Innovative Project Ideas for Students – A curated list by edtechteacher of a variety of grade levels and subject area edtech project ideas.
Not sure what kind of projects to start on? Check out this curated list to get some great ideas for your yearly plans.
- Daily editing builds students’ skills! With Every-Day Edit exercises, challenge students to find and fix errors in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, or grammar.
I like the challenge that this presents to students. Easy and fun yet relevant to literacy skill development.
- Note Taking By Crayon – Use crayons or markers to teach note-taking skills.
Who doesn’t like to use a crayon? Note taking is a skill that is developed over time. This is just one way to try it out. If you want to delve further into the phenomenon of Sketchnoting, I suggest to check out Kathy Schrock’s page.
- NASA Langley has developed a variety of classroom content and lesson plans for teachers to use in their classroom.
Science teachers rejoice! NASA has always provided some spectacular photos and video and now they are also sharing content and lesson plans. Your Science classes will be astounding.
- Creative writing prompts to make your students love writing.
A variety of writing prompts help students to get started. I also show students, especially from grades 3-12 that they can write in four different ways based on the access to technology in our schools. We have a divisional license for RW4GC and use it extensively. So the four ways are: using a pen/pencil, typing on a keyboard, RW4GC Talk&Type (or GDocs > Tools > Voice Typing) and RW4GC Voice Note. It is amazing what students can “write” about when they are shown the different ways that they can demonstrate their learning through their writing.