This weeks Sunday Spotlight is sharing this great word of the week template that allows students to show their learning in different ways. This could be used for whole class activities, small groups or as individual work. It has spaces for the word in the yellow bubble; write it in a sentence, how many letters, what rhymes with it, write it as a rainbow word, vowels and consonants, and as a silly sentence.
This weeks Sunday spotlight is sharing a new freebie I created for my classroom - post it note goals! Perfect for any year level with students using post it notes to document their goals. There are three boxes for goals which could be anything students are wanting to work on (curriculum level, behaviour, outside the class). Students write their goal on a post it note and stick it on their goal card. Once they have completed their goal students can take off the post it note and add a new one. Great for reusing the template also as the goal card can stay on the wall all term/year.
So as I mentioned this week, there have been changes to the New Zealand curriculum to help create students that are future focused, critical thinkers, ready for future jobs and creating/solving problems that are relevant to them. These changes are evident in the 'technology' curriculum area; but are best met when integrated into all curriculum areas. For more information check out the website post here.
This particular long term plan has been over 20 hours of thinking, typing and planning to bring together key ideas and links that I believe make the terms of these changes (and progress outcomes) more clear and easy to implement/introduce in the classroom. A lot of these ideas have been things I have tried, seen in class or heard of and I have tried to supply links to the information the best I can. There are some links and freebie resources of my own which are linked in that I am giving away for free with the plan.
I most certainly am not an expert in this area; but hope that this can help unpack these changes for teachers and students.
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This week I am sharing my teacher tech videos page - the new addition to my website. This is a place where educators, teachers, individuals and even students can go to for quick help tips around digital devices.
The videos are sectioned into three sections currently: google related videos, seesaw related videos and then anything else technology based. The videos are filmed using screencastify or quicktime player screen recorder and are short videos talking through simple steps or ideas. The youtube links are also there if you would rather view them on Youtube.
Click on the link here to check it out!
This includes a template with days of the week, month, date, weather and space for important updates. Perfect as a beginning of the day activity or calendar maths warm up in maths time.
Make a copy of the template for yourself here.
This is a great way to get students talking about maths, and work great alongside number talks. Check out my previous website post unpacking number talks here. This resource is free for you to download from my teachers pay teachers store. Or head over to the VIP section of my website for the pdf (and loads more) for you to get today!
To purchase this resource click on the link here for the product. Use the discount code 'mathswarmup' for 50% off this resource!
Today I am sharing the newly created Seesaw 'I can' statement poster progressions. These are great for students to help them work through different aspects of using Seesaw. Each of these is broken into three levels - beginner, proficient and advanced; to link into my already created student and teacher Seesaw progressions.
Mrs Priestley ICT blog is a place to read, download and view ideas!