A lot has changed in the last few months, so it's nice that we can start to slow down and reflect. This is particularly important for students, as they may not know exactly whar's going on or how they feel about it.
Seasons changing is always a reminder for a things in life - change your toothbrush, check you smoke alarms are working, and more! Have students fill out this quick worksheet to get them thinking outside of their own winter experiences.
Get your classroom exploring the environment around them with this nature search activity. This would be a great way to get your students outside and looking at how many things are in the environment. Whether it's a school or at-home activity, they'll love getting outside and searching for these items!
The final part of my journey is here! In this final video, I go over the last topic - 'Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity'. After finishing all of the questions at the end of each unit, the training was complete.
In my second video about the Fundamentals Training, I cover the second topic - 'Increase Efficiency and Save Time'. This section absolutely delivered on it's title, as I now confident in using Google tools to eliminate unnecessary steps in the teaching process.
I've made a start on the Google for Education training, so stay tuned for my thoughts so far. If you haven't already, make sure you read my previous blog about why I decided to complete this certification. Regardless of your current qualifications, you're bound to learn something new from this course.
Staring out on your Google for Education journey is simple. Google has developed their services in a way that is incredibly intuitive, meaning you'll be able to spend more time learning with less confusion over the process of it.
If you're looking for a way to engage students in collaborative projects, Google Docs is a great platform to start with. The documents can be shared and made available to edit by up to 50 students at once. Keep reading to find out how you could turn this into a fun class activity!
If you're looking for something to get students collaborating and creating while using technology to facilitate their learning, this activity is right for you! Students will plan a weather report video where they'll each be sharing the weather from a different city in the world.