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VOKI! :) →
Very fun to create your own animated TALKING avatar!!!!!!!! http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=5672232&height=267&width=200
Do you know... Storyjumper!?! And Storybird?
Storyjumper is an online tool that makes creative writing fun for kids!! The site has an interactive workbook and lesson plans to spark students’ interest in developing and writing complete stories. You can then share these stories online with parents or even have their story professionally published into a hard cover book! (This costs extra, but everything else is free!) Check it out!!! ...
Do you know... Kerpoof?!?!
Great site for creative kids! Make movies, stories, greeting cards and more! http://www.kerpoof.com/ Ideas on how to use KERPOOF in the classroom: http://www.kerpoof.com/teach?c=ideas
Do you know... Sqworl?!?!
Sqworl makes “visual bookmarks” rather than listing them!! Very clever for teachers but MUCH easier for students too!!! Gr 1: http://sqworl.com/it3vbg Gr 3: http://sqworl.com/zgdzaj
Do you know... Pinterest?!?!
Pinterest is tons of fun! It’s more for YOU as an educator than for the students (just yet….I’m sure they’ll find a way to make a student version soon enough!!) You can “pin” photos and websites that you like onto a virtual pinboard for inspiration!! Here is a link to my “school ideas” pinboard: http://pinterest.com/j_carb/school-ideas/ Let me...
Using Anchor Charts/Success Criteria and the...
As a class, we used a baseline journal entry to identify the success criteria (what makes a “good” entry). The students use this when conferencing with each other. They give descriptive feedback on these criteria on a small printed version of this anchor chart. The criteria could also be simplified by sorting it into categories with bullets underneath. LEARNING CONTINUUM We...
We use dry erase strips (Carson Dellosa) and sticky tack so we can move the learning goals from the front whiteboard to this bulletin board. Grade 1FI Learning Goals:
One of the most treasured times of the day is Independent Reading time! The students know that once they return from second E-break, they should check the board to see who is conferring with the teacher or whether they have been chosen to go read at the school library. Each day of the week, we meet with one of the groups to discuss the book as a group and for the teacher to conference with as many...
FI Literacy Centres- Grade 3
Here is a rundown of how I’ve run centres in my French Immersion classroom. Guided Reading/Lecture Guidee This is the bin that I keep at my Guided Reading centre. We were lucky to have a kidney shaped table at the back of the room, but in our double classroom pod, one of us has to do Guided Reading by sitting in a circle on the floor! In the bin, I keep markers, sticky notes, pencils,...
Do you know... Wall Wisher?!? →
This is another cool site which allows teachers, students and parents to write little “post-it” notes. Not to worry, you can enable it so that YOU have to APPROVE each message before it is made public. Post your questions for me on one of my Wallwisher walls: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/questionsforyourELT Check out another one of my walls: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/mmecarbonell Make...
Do you know... Glogs!?! →
You’ve heard of a blog, but how about a GLOG? It stands for a GRAPHICAL BLOG, and YOU and your students can make them on glogster.com …. It’s like an animated poster using text, images, videos and audio. I made a very simple one by uploading some photos to a template: http://www.glogster.com/jcarb8/myglogster The students will just love these. There are so many classroom applications…...
Word Walls- Photos
Classroom Photos: Grade 1 Word Wall: These words are introduced each week, one letter/sound at a time. We review them frequently during centres activities throughout the week and the whole year long. I photocopy the cards on overhead so that the students can review them at an overhead centre. I make black and white copies on cardstock of the word cards so that students can make silly sentences...
Welcome to my ELT blog! I hope that this site will help link you with information that you might be looking for related to Early Literacy!! I’m looking forward to putting up lots of posts for you… photos, links, technology ideas, etc!! :) Let me know what you’d like to see on here and I’ll do my best to find it. Janet You can always email me at: email@example.com