Thursday, October 17, 2013

Show Me

Show Me: Egyptian Geography

Show Me is a resource used to make videos. As a History teacher I used Show Me when I am teaching students to identify countries, capitals, or geographic features on a map. I record myself labeling the map and I have students label their maps at home. Students access the video from home via Edmodo.

My Show Me goal:
 SWBAT Identify geographic features by creating their own Show Me video.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Taboo in the Classroom

For this review game you will need at least 2-4 students to participate. Each student gets a set of cards with a concept at the top, students give clues about the concept without saying the word or words underneath the concept. Students have 2 minutes to guess/give clues to concepts on their cards. Students love this game and I as a teacher love hearing my kids use prior knowledge when giving their own clues, it is a great way to check for understanding.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Need A Quick Review Game?

To review concepts from a previous lesson or from an entire chapter I like to play "Last Student Standing." I use the List Selector app to pick a random sample of students usually about 8-10. Those students come to the front of the class and from right to left they are asked a review question. If the student gets the correct answer they stay standing, if they get it incorrect they sit and then the student who is next in line answers their question. The game continues until there is one student left standing. I usually don't let it go more than 5 minutes if I am doing just a quick review. From high school to middle school, this is one of my kids favorites!

Back to School Icebreaker: Who's Who?

Tired of the same old "Tic Tac Toe" icebreaker? Try my "Who's who" icebreaker! Who's Who: The teacher se...