EduGems: Student Motivation, Digital Writing Tools, eZen & More!

Vol 1:3, click here to read the other EduGems issues!

This is the weekend edition of my new Edugem finds. This issue includes the 7 Traits of Digitally Competent Teachers, digital writing tools, social media for classrooms, and more! I also regularly share these incredible resources on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. If you’re on Twitter, follow these educators!

Challenge:

Try one of these ideas, resources, tips, or tools.

If you enjoyed these finds, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go, which has digital and mobile activities and handouts.

If you enjoyed these ideas, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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EduGems: STEM, Google Guide, Coding & More

Vol 1:2, click here to read the other EduGem issues!

These are today’s finds! Discover a Google Hangouts for Teachers guide, Chrome extensions, STEM resources, infographics, creativity activities, web tools to teach history, coding resources, and more in this second edition. I also regularly share these incredible resources on Twitter, @ShellTerrell. Scroll for the sections- Google, STEM, and Resources. If you’re on Twitter, follow these educators!

Challenge:

Try one of these ideas, resources, tips, or tools.

If you enjoyed these finds, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go, which has digital and mobile activities and handouts.

If you enjoyed these ideas, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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EduGems: Edtech Updates, Google Tools, & More

Vol 1:1, click here to read the other EduGems issues!

“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” – Charlie Munger

I’m so thankful you read my blog. You may not know that I regularly share my education discoveries, resources, education technology updates, free apps, web tools, and tips on Twitter (@ShellTerrell). I do this every day and will be sharing these education finds on my blog in case you missed them on Twitter. Scroll for the sections- Google Tools, Technology Updates, Resources, and Smart Tools. If you’re on Twitter, follow these educators!

Challenge:

Try one of these ideas, resources, tips, or tools. Share your work with me on Twitter, @ShellTerrell, or leave a comment below.

If you enjoyed these finds, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go, which has digital and mobile activities and handouts.

If you enjoyed these ideas, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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Ways for Teachers to Supplement Their Income

“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” – Charlie Munger

I’ve been very blessed to be able to train teachers and teach students in over 20 countries. In 2009, I began my journey as a connected educator and learned how to use social media and web tools to share my knowledge and materials. In the process, I also discovered how to supplement my income. The clickable Thinglink image below provides resources and tips. I recently presented a webinar about this topic, which you can find on Simple K12. Teachers are rarely paid enough. I hope these ideas will help you find the funds to support your family, attend conferences free, get freebies for your class, or help you spread your ideas and passion! This is my gift to you for teacher appreciation week.

Challenge:

Try one of these ideas and share your resource with me so I can help you get the word out on my social networks.

If you enjoyed these ideas, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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Inspire with Poetry! 10+ Ideas & Resources

science haiku tweet“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost

April is National Poetry month and the perfect excuse to inspire your students with poetry no matter what subject you teach. Try posting a short poem on the board related to the topic of the day, such as the science haikus found @Sciencehaiku. Then give your students the mission to create their own poems that explore the topic more deeply. For example, they can create descriptive poems about animals and challenge their peers to guess the animal. They can create shape poems that explore science or math such as Bob Grumman’s long division poem. Start of with haikus or shorter poems that are easier for all students to create. Get them excited about animating their poems with digital tools and apps. See the slide presentation and bookmarks below for more ideas and resources.

Lesson Ideas

Here are a few lesson ideas I talked about during my presentation. Students can:

Resources

Here are a few more resources:

More Resources and Lesson Plans

Find many more ideas in my Pearltree bookmarks below. Click on the circle to make that resource appear.

Teaching Poetry in Vday Resources / Holidays & Events / ELT 2 / English Language Teaching

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Challenge:

Try one of these tools or apps to get students interested in creating their own poems.

If you enjoyed these ideas, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my $5.99 ebook, Learning to Go, which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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