Tag: fun

Carpet Picnic

CarpetTry as I might, there are some things I simply cannot teach without a fair amount of talking. I can throw in some visual stimuli, get the kids involved in discussion, add some inquiry and generally try and be student-centered…but there are just too many …

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Blindfolded Team Drawing

I have recently been mixing things up in my classroom, offering games at the end of a lesson when students have really engaged. To keep them on their toes I have had classes play computer games where the student in front of the computer is blindfolded, and the rest of the class must give them directions. Some students asked to play again today, but I thought I would add a little variety, making the blindfolded student draw an image that their classmates could see. The result was a quick win on a simple circle, but much laughter and shouting in trying to recreate John Lennon's famous face doodle. Team work definitely benefits, as do self expression and leadership. Blindfolded Team Drawing_web

QR Code Madness

QRQR codes are square barcodes, which are quick to read and can contain more information than older linear barcodes. More importantly, QR codes can contains links which take scanners directly to a location on the Internet, and can be scanned by almost any phone or …

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Map Games

These games are fantastic, not only for geography, but for any subject where teachers wish to promote teamwork, encourage students to solve problems, remember patterns, learn more about the world or just get engaged. In the past I have used these games with EAL students …

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Dingbat Puzzles – Resources – TES Connect

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6015473&firstLoginPage=Y

Pupils love these and a great way to promote lateral thinking. Each square contains a word or phrase with visual clues as to what it is. The number of letters in each word of the phrase is contained underneath.…

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snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages

http://snopes.com/

A useful site for debunking urban legends and myths: can be used to teach information literacy to students.…

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JigZone.com Jigsaw Puzzle Games

http://www.jigzone.com/

Take a picture and turn it into a jigsaw. Embed it in your blog, and use it as a tool to engage students.…

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Rate My Drawings

http://ratemydrawings.com/

Online drawing community allowing young artists to learn from others and get feedback on their work.…

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