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Giving cards to friends, family, or teachers is a great way to work on a variety of skills from creativity to formal writing. While cards made with consumables are a wonderful way of sharing warm wishes, utilizing a digital tool like Canva can bring in all kinds of new possibilities and benefits! Join us to learn some great activities and tips for creating festive cards in Canva!
Once you're familiar with the basics of using your Cricut, it's time to take it to the next level! In this session, we'll discuss how you and your students can design tokens of appreciation to thank local community helpers. We'll cover everything from design ideas and considerations, to how you can share your creations with others. Get ready to help your students make items that they're proud to share!
This is our second session on MAD-learn where we will take a deeper dive into the 6 step Design Thinking Process. The team at MAD-learn has created this solution to make it easy for students and teachers alike to brainstorm an idea for an app. By following this step by step process, students will easily be able to build out their app and make their idea a reality. Join us as we look to build something together!
In honor of National Scavenger Hunt Day on May 24th, we'll show you some tips and tricks for creating and using scavenger hunts with Lumio. Even better, this is a great interdisciplinary activity that can be done throughout the whole school year to promote student engagement.
Looking for ways to challenge your students in the art classroom? 3D design and printing has become a leading tool in education, especially when exploring STEAM and project-based learning. Join us as we share ideas for enhancing your pre-existing art lessons with 3D design. Plus, we'll go over activities that can help promote the interdisciplinary benefits of 3D design.
The Lunar New Year is just around the corner! In this session, we will provide you with resources and ideas to bring the culture and history of the holiday to your classroom. We will also explore specific activities to recognize the importance of cultural foods, symbols, stories, and more that are associated with the Lunar New Year. Join us for a Lunar New Year celebration!
Active Floor is an interactive solution designed to bring movement and game-based learning into your classroom. In this course, we will dive into the basics of creating movement-oriented activities that will help students better retain information. We’ll cover topics like licensing, game templates, customization and so much more!
Sometimes people with disabilities may not have the means to purchase high-end versions of the equipment that is necessary to assist them in their daily lives. In this course, we will discuss how to get students thinking about assistive devices and how they can be created using 3D design. We'll go over how to guide students in developing solutions and creating cost-effective assistive technology.
Understanding and recognizing that our classmates have different values shaped by diverse backgrounds can be learned through the use of oral history projects. In this session, we will discuss building cultural awareness in the classroom by utilizing Audacity to create meaningful oral history projects.
In honor of American Heart Month, we will look at one of the many applications of Labdisc in the classroom. We will explore how you can use your Labisc and heart rate sensor to monitor heart health. We'll also take a look at how you can analyze and manipulate associated data within the Labdisc software.
What tools can teachers leverage to support English language learners so they can thrive in the classroom? Web-based resources are tools that can make lessons meaningful and accessible to ELLs. In this session, we will look closely at some specific websites and resources that are geared toward ELLs at the middle and high school levels. These sites will help your ELLs build their pronunciation, vocabulary, and writing skills in an interactive way. Come join us as we explore exciting and engaging content for ELLs.
Looking for new and exciting ways to teach math concepts in your elementary classroom? In this course, we’ll share exemplary lessons for your Dash & Dot robots that teach students about angles and measurements while building their comfort level with Wonder Workshop’s block-based coding language, Blockly.
In this course we'll cover the basics of using GarageBand to help you and your students create engaging podcasts. Encourage students to get creative and think outside the box with Apple's built in music creation studio. Record, edit, and share your exciting creations with classmates, parents, and maybe even the world!
Tinkercad is a free app that can be used to create 3D designs. Teaching with Tinkercad can be used for myriad of different subjects and lessons ranging from coding, to electronics, to art and 3D printing. In this course, we'll take a look at the basics of using Tinkercad in the classroom as well as go over some great ideas to get students thinking creatively.
Every math teacher knows the struggle to get students to show their work, and remote and hybrid learning have only made this task more difficult. Screencastify can be a solution for teachers to visually assess students' thinking while completing a math problem. In this session, we'll demonstrate how to use Screencastify to show student work.
Formative assessments are a great way to monitor student understanding, but are particularly useful for ELLs. Pear Deck is a Google add-on that makes it easy to include quick, virtual, formative assessments in your existing Google Slide presentations. In this session, we'll demonstrate and discuss the advantages of using Pear Deck.
Jigsaw activities are a great way to have your students work collaboratively in the classroom. However, can they be done virtually? Join us in this session as we use breakout rooms within Microsoft Teams to demonstrate how we can complete jigsaw activities virtually.
Project-based learning (PBL) is a great way to engage students, and Canvas can help you create, manage, and deliver outstanding PBL activities. In this course, we’ll show you how to utilize the Canvas platform for each element of a project-based learning activity.
You may already be familiar with Thinglink as a powerful tool that can be used to create interactive photos, videos, and media. In this course, we will take the possibilities of Thinglink even further by incorporating text along with other media types to create rich, meaningful readings for the English Language Learners in your class.
We've already seen so many ways that Google’s tools can be used to support distance learning, but did you ever think of using Google Meet to facilitate individual daily check - in meetings? In this course we'll explore settings and features in Meet, as well as share some tips for making check-ins on Google Meet a regular routine in your hybrid or remote classroom.
Ready to take Jamboard to the next level? In today's session, learn how you can use Jamboard to create collaborative learning spaces for students to work together on group projects and other class activities. We'll go over collaboration and sharing settings, best practices, and fun ideas for the classroom. Get ready to see student engagement soar!
Looking for an activity to engage your students in the upcoming election, but worried it could lead to some unpleasant discussion? Join us as we share an activity you can use to get your students interested in politics and teach the Electoral College. Students will research the latest polling data, create their own electoral maps using Google My Maps, and most importantly have the opportunity to discuss politics in a safe environment.
Are you looking for a unique way to help students practice their debate skills? In this session, we'll explore how to use Google Meet, an online video conferencing platform to connect students. We'll explore activity ideas and discussion prompts, learn key debate concepts, and look at how to use Meet's tools and features to further engage conversation.
Vocabulary lists are used in almost every classroom and rarely offer any interactive engagement for students. Join us as we talk about Thinglink, a website that allows students to create interactive displays and virtual tours that connect the tactile world to the digital world. With Thinglink, we will show you how to make vocabulary lists with your students that are interactive, informative, and meaningful.
Project-based learning is a great way to get your students engaged and encourage 21st century skills like critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. In this course, we will give you resources to get started with PBL and explore some project ideas for your classroom.