Quizlet

Quizlet: So Much More Than Flashcards

I’ve used flashcards / study-cards with students for years so I was really excited to find a great online flashcard creator.  Imagine my joy...
2014-02-19 08.25.02

Play-dough Grammar Competitions

Who doesn’t love to squish around with play-dough.  Add a timer and some competition to the mix and you’ve got a great way to...
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Guest Post: Application of Puns and Oxymorons in Writing

Guest post by Ben explaining the use of pun and oxymoron Did you hear about the man who had his whole left side cut...
irony

We all get irony wrong so what is it really? – Animated TED Talk

  I think that most of us are clear on the fact that Alanis Morissette’s song “Ironic” got it wrong. But I have always found...
2014-02-11 14.28.01

A Visual Way to Reinforce Affixes

A great way to tie together the meaning, keyword, and examples of a newly learned affix in a creative visual way. I taught -ium with the keyword radium to help my...
2014-01-30 14.49.08

Improving Sentence Variety with Sticky Notes

I wanted to find a simple, fun, and hands-on way to help my student practice and develop her understanding of the different types of sentences and improve her sentence...
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Math Tutorial Videos as Assesment

I love finding simple, new and engaging ways to assess students’ learning! Instead of a formal pencil to paper assessment of my students’ ability...
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Students’ Perspective on Genius Hour

I asked my students to write a post on their blogs about what Genius Hour was for them.  Here are a few genius gems...
2013-04-18 13.00.28 - Blog

“Little Buddies” Time Makes Big Buddies Soar

A huge thank you goes out to Tracy Taylor, the grade 2/3 teacher, for being willing to jump on board and help make this...
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Genius Hour, My New Favorite Thing

 We’ve been LOVING the freedom and ownership involved in Genius Hour.  As a teacher I really appreciate the opportunity it provides students in directing...