Using Powtoon with Digital Escape Rooms

When designing Digital Escape Rooms, my goal is to present information in a creative and engaging way. Digital Escape Rooms involve collaboration and enable students to think critically and problem-solve as they solve puzzles and clues. I'm always looking for new apps and ideas to incorporated into the escapes. I recently used Powtoon With Digital Escape Rooms.

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5 Secrets to Get Everyone on Board for Project Based Learning

We all want to have a positive experience during a project based learning unit, including students, fellow teachers, administration, and parents. In this post, I'll share 5 Secrets to Get Everyone on Board for Project Based Learning.

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Reading Informational Text - Using Prior Knowledge to Deepen Learning

When reading informational text, using any prior knowledge students may have to make connections, will lay the foundation for new knowledge and deepens learning.

"Prior knowledge lies dormant until making a correlation between what was learned and what is new learning." (Virginia L. Wallace and Whitney Norwood Husid)


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5 'Getting to Know You' Activities to Begin the Year With FREEBIES

When students begin the new year, they are anxious about meeting their new teachers, moving up to a new grade, the classroom expectations, and fitting in with their new classmates. Most teachers begin the new year explaining all the rules and expectations. This can be so overwhelming. And, to tell you the truth, students won't remember what you've told them. Their minds are elsewhere! I have 5 Getting to Know You Activities to Begin the Year that will help your students relax and enjoy the beginning of the new school year. It will also help lay the foundation for a positive and safe environment.

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