Show notes from this week’s campfire:
- We got off to a good start by revisiting the hot dog/sandwich conundrum.
- We shared how we are majorly digging on Quizizz — a gamified review/assessment where students are answering questions in a race against each other and the clock. You can create your own quiz questions or borrow another teacher’s set that’s already created. It could be a great review game/exit ticket strategy to see where students are at with particular content. It’s similar to Kahoot but with a few striking differences.
In our conversation with Ben Rimes, one of our favorite ed techs, we chatted about:
- Next Generation Science Standards — and how they include what students should be doing and thinking about!
- Personalized Learning — and the power of asking good questions!
- Michigan Merit Curriculum and blending courses like chemistry and physics and applying them in a course like forensic science.
- Project Lead the Way — STEM/Career-focused and learning is hands on!
- We played Mad Libs with Ben … and it did not disappoint! Jeff found this article (How Do Educators Handle Work-Related Stress? by Cindy Long) and took out a few words to play (see below — bold words are the ones Ben came up with).
The minute Jeff gets home from school, she/he laces up her/his smelly shoes and building for a few telephones to clear her/his head. After 42 years in the classroom, she/he’s learned she/he needs an outlet for the pressure that builds up during the day.
Other educators may lick their elephant, head to a horseless-carriage class, or maybe find a less gargantuan way to unwind–Shirley Temple, anyone? “To be honest, I often lift,” admits Erin, a teacher from San Diego. But whatever the coping mechanism, every educator shares a need to drink after spending another day in a shriveled, pressure-cooker profession.
We were stoked to get a question from Dean:
We brought in resident expert, Julia McBride, Michigan Virtual’s Professional Learning Coach, who has a wealth of background knowledge and experience in the world of Project-Based Learning.
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