Classroom Management Strategies and other Teacher Worthy Ideas
YouTube, TV. videos, gaming, movie theaters, are all influencing our children and students. How can we get them back to reading books and other print literature?
Here’s a really wonderful idea I just saw on teachthought.com that can bridge the gap between printed media and the “geeky” students we now have in our schools.
This morning I was in a classroom where some children were reading about Balto, the Sled Dog Hero.
How cool would it be if they had been asked to make a movie trailer using their cell phones or notebooks that would use the children to act out the parts of the story? How about making a time line of the adventure? Why not watch a YouTube that displays the wonder of Alaska habitats and weather storms?
I know these would be wonderful Friday afternoon activities or spread out through the week in Centers.
I know that our artistically capable students would love to paint a large poster board that advertises the Balto story.
Here’s the link to help you bridge to this wonderful idea:
Please let me know how you used these ideas to add some fun to the waning days of this school year.