Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies

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Teach students how to safely use social media by modeling with a class Twitter or Instagram account

Instructional Strategies

Teach students how to safely use social media by modeling with a class Twitter or Instagram account

Model and teach quality presentation techniques with little text on slides and large, meaningful images.

Instructional Strategies

Model and teach quality presentation techniques with little text on slides and large, meaningful images.

Teach students the C.A.R.P. design principles.

Instructional Strategies

Teach students the C.A.R.P. design principles.

Use Google Drawings, Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool), or Canva to create powerful images

Instructional Strategies

Use Google Drawings, Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool), or Canva to create powerful images

Create web-based, collaborative videos with YouTube Editor or WeVideo

Instructional Strategies

Create web-based, collaborative videos with YouTube Editor or WeVideo

Create podcasts with YouTube or Soundtrap

Instructional Strategies

Create podcasts with YouTube or Soundtrap

Use QR codes on student work in the hallway to see more information about their project

Instructional Strategies

Use QR codes on student work in the hallway to see more information about their project

Use Google Trends to compare and analyze trends over time

Instructional Strategies

Use Google Trends to compare and analyze trends over time

Push student thinking while examining satellite imagery over time using Google’s Timelapse

Instructional Strategies

Push student thinking while examining satellite imagery over time using Google’s Timelapse

Use BreakoutEDU to build problem solving and critical thinking skills

Instructional Strategies

Use BreakoutEDU to build problem solving and critical thinking skills

Ask students to sketchnote their ideas or a lesson to build synthesis of information

Instructional Strategies

Ask students to sketchnote their ideas or a lesson to build synthesis of information

Teach advanced power searching skills!

Instructional Strategies

Teach advanced power searching skills!

Expect students to use the CRAP test to evaluate information (currency, reliability, authorship, purpose).

Instructional Strategies

Expect students to use the CRAP test to evaluate information (currency, reliability, authorship, purpose).

Use the Google Advanced Search Tools to find information within a specific set of criteria.

Instructional Strategies

Use the Google Advanced Search Tools to find information within a specific set of criteria.

Utilize social media (class or individual accounts) to connect the curriculum to the real world (ie: students can: tag an author in a tweet linking the blog post the student wrote about the author’s book, email their state representative to share their thinking on certain issues they are studying, write a book review on Goodreads.com, etc.)

Instructional Strategies

Utilize social media (class or individual accounts) to connect the curriculum to the real world (ie: students can: tag an author in a tweet linking the blog post the student wrote about the author’s book, email their state representative to share their thinking on certain issues they are studying, write a book review on Goodreads.com, etc.)

Teach students the importance of Creative Commons. Great resources from Google’s Be Internet Awesome

Instructional Strategies

Teach students the importance of Creative Commons. Great resources from Google’s Be Internet Awesome

Explicitly teach students how to power search to find the information they need so they don’t need to plagiarize

Instructional Strategies

Explicitly teach students how to power search to find the information they need so they don’t need to plagiarize

Give students time to reflect on their learning by creating a screencast using Explain Everything (paid) or Educreations (free).

Instructional Strategies

Give students time to reflect on their learning by creating a screencast using Explain Everything (paid) or Educreations (free).

Consider using a resource such as an SOS card.

Instructional Strategies

Consider using a resource such as an SOS card.

Give students time to respond in a Learning Management System like Google Classroom, Edmodo, or Schoology or in a Google Form before having a discussion

Instructional Strategies

Give students time to respond in a Learning Management System like Google Classroom, Edmodo, or Schoology or in a Google Form before having a discussion

Ask students to respond using visuals with Google Drawings, Canva, PicMonkey, or Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool)

Instructional Strategies

Ask students to respond using visuals with Google Drawings, Canva, PicMonkey, or Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool)

Use Cast for Education to project directions for whole group while teaching small group

Instructional Strategies

Use Cast for Education to project directions for whole group while teaching small group

Use Google Classroom or other Learning Management System to assign differentiated tasks to each group

Instructional Strategies

Use Google Classroom or other Learning Management System to assign differentiated tasks to each group

Use Newsela to find scaffolded articles for student learning

Instructional Strategies

Use Newsela to find scaffolded articles for student learning

Have objectives posted via Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool) or CraftyText

Instructional Strategies

Have objectives posted via Google Slides (or other cloud-based presentation tool) or CraftyText

Use Powtoon to create a video with directions for students using one of the templates

Instructional Strategies

Use Powtoon to create a video with directions for students using one of the templates

Post objectives in Google Classroom or other Learning Management System for students to refer to before or after class

Instructional Strategies

Post objectives in Google Classroom or other Learning Management System for students to refer to before or after class

Use Voxer to create a virtual student discussion

Instructional Strategies

Use Voxer to create a virtual student discussion

Video a class discussion or find a discussion on YouTube or Teaching Channel and have students watch and critique

Instructional Strategies

Video a class discussion or find a discussion on YouTube or Teaching Channel and have students watch and critique

Create student discussion on a Google Doc (or other cloud-based word processor) or in Google Classroom, or in Hangouts

Instructional Strategies

Create student discussion on a Google Doc (or other cloud-based word processor) or in Google Classroom, or in Hangouts

Create Slack channels for curated student discussion

Instructional Strategies

Create Slack channels for curated student discussion

Start your day off with A Google a Day or Google Feud to build perseverance and solid search skills

Instructional Strategies

Start your day off with A Google a Day or Google Feud to build perseverance and solid search skills

Use protocols (great resource: National School of Reform) for structured collaboration so that students need to work together at length to figure out problems

Instructional Strategies

Use protocols (great resource: National School of Reform) for structured collaboration so that students need to work together at length to figure out problems

Use timers and track work progress in Google Sheets using charts to document progress

Instructional Strategies

Use timers and track work progress in Google Sheets using charts to document progress