Surely you have heard of Kid President by now. If not, watch the video below and the visit his website. He’s just terrific. And you’ll want more and more and more! My students feel that way about him and can’t wait to see his latest video. We really enjoyed the one that was published last… Continue reading and a video prompt from Kid President
When it comes to building writing fluency, I find that the use of images can help students engage more in a given topic and write for longer periods of time. Visual prompts can provide inspiration and take your students’ writing to a whole new level. If you are on Pinterest, a simple search will provide… Continue reading we LOVE visual writing prompts
If you haven’t discovered Edutopia, head over to their website right now! Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, subscribe to their emails ~ take in all of it. I can’t say enough about what a terrific resource it is. Whether I need some inspiration, am researching a teaching topic or just looking for… Continue reading edutopia
In October, I presented at our district office during DEN Fall Virtcon about enhancing student writing with DE. Here’s a description of the session: There are many ways to integrate DE resources into your writing program! From photographs, used as visual writing prompts, to creating mood for a narrative piece with sound effects, to videos… Continue reading enhancing student writing
If not, drop everything and get on there! Right. Now. “Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things you love” that acts as a kind of virtual bulletin board. Check out their About page for more information. As a visual person, I was attracted to Pinterest immediately and made boards for everything from… Continue reading You are on Pinterest, right?
One of my favorite children’s books is Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James. The story is told in series of letters between a girl named Emily and her teacher. Emily is convinced that there is a whale living in her backyard pond and Mr. Blueberry tries to tell her that this just isn’t possible. It’s… Continue reading search tools and whale facts