Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tip of the Week: May 30th: Digital Comics in the Classroom

Bitstrips for Schools is a web-based, digital comic creation tool for students in grade 3-8 in Sudbury.  We have a license that allows teachers to create classrooms, add students, assign projects, collaborate on projects and have comics handed in for comments and grading.  Digital comics is a powerful way for kids to creatively demonstrate what they know and understand, using digital tools!

Click HERE for more information about Bitstrips for Schools and getting your account!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tip of the Week: May 18, 2012: World Clouds in the Classroom

Word Clouds can be a creative and powerful tool in the classroom.  Word clouds arrange chunks of text in a visual way.  Most word clouds represent the words used most often in the text on a larger scale than the others.  What a great way to quickly see what was most prominently used!  What does that tell you...?  What would you predict would appear most often?  Themes?  Talking points?

Here's one I created using the text of the Declaration of Independence...

Click HERE for a link to many more ideas for using this in the classroom (or personally!)...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tip of the Week: May 11, 2012: Class DoJo

Class DoJo - is a free web 2.0 tool several Sudbury teachers are using with great success to help with classroom management and setting a positive classroom culture.  

Click HERE for more information!