The inspiration for tonight's topic is two fold. The first is our district is trying its first PD day from home. We are expected to work on online training and connect to colleagues via a GHO tomorrow. The second is the fact that I missed most of #tlap on Monday when that chat was about technology. So I came up with some of my own questions and stole some of theirs. I mean why reinvent the wheel when they created some good ones.
Q1 How can you use technology to provide real world experiences or connections to enhance your lessons? #sstlap
Q2 How can you use technology to engage the reluctant learner? How can you check for understanding during a lesson? #sstlap
Q3 Video chats can enhance any lesson. How can you incorporate a different or global perspective using tech? #sstlap
Q4 How can you use technology to create anticipation for an upcoming lesson? What do you use? #sstlap
Q5 How could you use the power of social media to go outside your classroom walls or to get feedback during a lesson? #sstlap
Q6 How can you use tech to transform your learning environment, especially as a hook for your lesson?
Q7 What is your biggest takeaway from tonight's chat? - What can you use in the next week? #sstlap
Archive for tonight's chat 2/20/14
Q1 Let’s celebrate tonight- what is one lesson/activity that went very well in the past week. What about this lesson was good? #sstlap
Q2 What has been your most successful hook that you have incorporated so far? You may answer more than once. #sstlap
Q3 What is a lesson that crashed and burned and what have you learned from it? What will you do differently? #sstlap
Q4A What have you done to help others join the PIRATE Way?
Q4B What have you seen in colleagues that has inspired you? #sstlap
I am completely swamped trying to get grades done for 128 students with multiple projects and feeling overwhelmed right now. I ask this question with the understanding that all of us are feeling the stresses of being an educator and striving to maintain our personal relationships.
Q5 What do you do to maintain these relationships and still roll as a Pirate? #sstlap
Q6 What is one goal you have for the next month? #sstlap
Tonight will be a combination of hooks and connections. I have the last 2 question from last week and then the new ones that connect to new learning opportunities.
I do have a question that I need assistance on- Q6 and Q6.1 discuss collaboration or group work- I use it in my class, but I struggle with assessing individual student achievement during these tasks- Any ideas on how to do this effectively? I have 89 freshmen world history students along with 40 other students to evaluate, so time is an issue. Any help would be appreciated.
Q1 what story do I or can I use for an upcoming lesson to grab their curiosity? #sstlap
Q2 my favorite. How can I add food or drink to my lesson and how will it fit? #sstlap
Q3: What can you do or what tools could you use to create active learning environments? #sstlap
Q4: How could giving students choices in their learning environments enhance engagement? #sstlap
Q5: Are there some ways that you can “spice up” your lessons using media or technology? #sstlap
Q6: What are some ideas that you have used that work to increase collaboration & interaction between students? #sstlap
Q6.1- how do you assess group work?
Q7: Are there tools that you have used to Allow Students to Interact with Experts Beyond the Walls of the Classroom ? #sstlap
Q8: How can you use one of the examples we have discussed tonight in your classroom in the next few weeks? #sstlap
Q9: What is your biggest takeaway from #sstlap tonight?
Trying this from phone so hopefully this will work.
To start we will recycle the first two questions from last week and then jump into the questions about other hooks.
Q1 Can you divide the class into tribes and create a competition between these teams or tribes? #sstlap
Q2 Can you create an interactive review game that includes movement, sport, etc. that pits team against team? #sstlap
Q3 For your next lesson or unit where can you take your Ss to create experience? Real life field trip or location #sstlap
Q4 how can you use a QR code or image on the board to generate interest? What would you use? #sstlap
Q5 mystery hook- how can you create anticipation about an object (they don't know) what will you use? #sstlap
Q6 what story do I or can I use for an upcoming lesson to grab their curiosity? #sstlap
Q7 my favorite. How can I add food or drink to my lesson and how will it fit? #sstlap
The chat has come to an end and here is the archives Also some cool links and ideas I took from tonight
Blog I want to read more of to learn more about QR codes
Pinterest QR code site-
Great Pinterest site with many Social Studies lessons and links.
10 ways to use QR codes
Another QR code link
Here is a site that I would like to check out- animated and looks like games about history-
Virtual Field Trips -
Objects to use as mystery to start activity to generate excitement and anticipation-
Gold Rush- gold nuggets, shovels, pans
Black Death- doctor's mask with the herbs
Inquisition - something that represents a torture device or image- I start with History of the World segment
Exploration- create sextant and astrolabe.
The first two ideas were taken from member of PLN from chat tonight- last two are mine.
great lesson for WWI trench warfare
A post to get you thinking about how we teach History
Link about flipped classroom