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8 Awesome websites for classroom games

Posted by anonymous on November 12, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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Games, games, games

 

Why use games? Games in the classroom have led to the sprouting of a whole new educational research field over the l...

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Teaching Strategy #40 - Use technology to help drive engagement with spreadsheets!

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Can you remember the first time that you had a play around with Excel? I can’t really, but I do recall a time when I totally geeked out while playing with the formula functions in it. Well, I have a year 12 Science In Practice (SIP) class wh...

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Teaching Strategy # 38 - How do I stop the kids' annoying fidgeting?

Posted by anonymous on August 20, 2014 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Does continuous pen clicking/tapping drive you batty?

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It was the last period of the day and I had a class of mainly boys.  The fidgeting was at an all-time high, as the class were supposed to go through their field booklets and source the answers for any questions that were blank. Thankfully I was in the Scien...

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Teaching Strategy #36 - What to do when your classroom is out of control

Posted by anonymous on May 14, 2014 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A change is as good as a holiday!

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Sometimes, you are faced with a whole classroom of students who have a mental block & as a result, struggle to focus & ...

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Teaching Strategy # 35 - Code in the classroom

Posted by anonymous on May 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Itchy? Get into Scratch!

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If you have any tech savvy or particularly inquisitive students in your class, set them a homework challenge that is fun - Scratch.

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Teaching Strategy # 31 - How to make your lesson fun

Posted by anonymous on April 8, 2014 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (2)

Make it fun (and they inadvertently learn!)

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Want to make sure everyone knows how to find their way around any textbook?  Play I AM THE BEST!  Ensure all students have the same textbook closed on the desk, with their hands on their heads.  Tell them that they need to find one of the word...

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Teaching Strategy #28 - How to improve your memory

Posted by anonymous on March 26, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Make it memorable!

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Build a memory palace - it links the knowledge to a physical act or place. We were learning about 2-way tables in Yr 8 maths today & I took my kids (with their pen and a book, through the rain!) to the underc...

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Teaching Strategy #26 - How to warm up your brain

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Warm up their brains!

 

If you need students to be participating, giving feedback or working in groups, start with a brainstorm warm up. This gets the kids thinking in a fun way & they'll be pretty keen to share their answers. Once their brain is activated, you'll have mo...

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Teaching Strategy #21 - The kid's brains have logged out?

Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The kid's brains have logged out?

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Get them moving! Take them outside & play a game. 'Bump' (click on the link) is one of my favourites.

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Tip #19 - Sit quietly after the exam?

Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

How to get the students to sit quietly after they've finished the exam?

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Give them something to do! Have a fun/interesting activity to do like completing a maze, doing a word find, even just colouring in (you'll be surprised - even the senior students dig this!). Have the ...

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Tip #18 - Start with a brain challenge!

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Start with a brain challenge.

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Kids love challenges! Rebus puzzles are word pictures that make a common saying. Start the lesson by showing a few of these & get the students to try to figure out what the saying is. You join in & try to work them out too and they'll ...

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Teaching Strategy #10 - Start with a game, Maths in the Mud

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Start the lesson with a game

 

One of my favourite teaching strategies - games! How to win friends and influence students 101 -  play 'Maths in the mud'. It's just a game of Stuck in the mud, but to become unstuck, you stand with your hands on your head & you have 3-...

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Teaching Strategy #5 - Make it a game!

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Make it a game!


Whatever you are teaching, can it be made into a game? Try boardgame/pictionary/physical modelling. Make it fun & you will have much less behaviour to deal with!

Teaching Strategy #3 Writing notes is boring while sitting in one place!

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Writing notes is BORING while sitting in one place!


Test out this teaching strategy - Print out the notes, number the points & stick them around the room. Put them in interesting places to get them to find them all (like on the ceiling!) - make learning a treasure hunt! Who doesn't like treas...

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Teaching Strategy #1- How do you get the kids to sit down long enough to actually teach them something?

Posted by anonymous on March 19, 2014 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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How do you get the kids to sit down long enough to actually teach them something?

 

Peel the kids off the walls and start with a game! Try starting the lesson with a competition like Left Vs Right. Let them play for 'free time' (time to pack their books in their bag & leave exactly on the bel...

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