Good Resource

For those of you looking for good teaching resources to help you adapt to the diverse needs of your students, you may want to give this book a read:

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Science Activities

Hey everyone!

Found this really good website that has a bunch of science labs, activities and science fair idea for all grade level!

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Cellular Devices

The war has been on between teachers and students using cellular devices in their classrooms for longer than I can remember. What is this battle about? Is it because teachers are worried that students are distracted and won’t be doing work? If that’s the case, maybe the teacher should revise their lesson so students aren’t so bored that they resort to using their cellular devices.

To me, especially with the advancements in smart phones, these cellular devices are and should be a learning tool. Look at the iPhone for example, there are thousands of applications in the App Store that can be used in your classroom. So why fight a losing battle, something we will never win and why not have students use these devices to LEARN. If these are their interest and passion why not make class more interesting by incorporating them or even examining them?! Not only will this create interest, but can also be a form of management as they will be occupied by other means.

Cellular Devices

The war has been on between teachers and students using cellular devices in their classrooms for longer than I can remember. What is this battle about? Is it because teachers are worried that students are distracted and won’t be doing work? If that’s the case, maybe the teacher should revise their lesson so students aren’t so bored that they resort to using their cellular devices.

To me, especially with the advancements in smart phones, these cellular devices are and should be a learning tool. Look at the iPhone for example, there are thousands of applications in the App Store that can be used in your classroom. So why fight a losing battle, something we will never win and why not have students use these devices to LEARN. If these are their interest and passion why not make class more interesting by incorporating them or even examining them?! Not only will this create interest, but can also be a form of management as they will be occupied by other means.

Photographs For the Classroom

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So, here is a photograph I took in BC last year with my wonderful Nikon D3100 DSLR camera. If you cannot tell, that is a Native West Coast hand carved totem pole with the forest in the background. Beside the totem, is a palm tree.

I would use this photograph in my classroom for many reasons:

1) It brings culture and diversity into the classroom and allows for an open, safe and inclusive environment.

2) It can be used as a talking piece to center a lesson around First Nations Art.

3) You can use it to talk about the environment and how First Nations view the environment and our land. Also, you can talk about the totem pole and what it represents.

What do you think?

Using Your Classroom #4

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A really cool picture I found, almost looks like tie-dye. Anyways, I think this is a great piece to use when teaching primary grades about the primary colors, colors in general or even shades of colors! It can also be used in math when teaching area, comparisons and even estimation!

How would you use it?

Using Your Classroom #3

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This is a really cool random photo I found, of crayons, on the internet. I think this would be really cool to use in primary grades when teaching about colors or in middle years when teaching estimation methods.

How else would you use it?