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this is an extension to my previous blog on the ROM.
I tried to send a little video of our virtual field trip but the file was too big. We did it in the school library and the students were quite engaged in the whole process. If anyone knows how to reduce a video clip perhaps they can let me know. Virtual field trips will never replace an actual visit to the ROM on a bus and looking at the artifacts. What is good is that it brings the global world closer together. I also see it as a good intro to a unit on Social Studies with an actual trip to the ROM at the end of the unit.
I hope you had a great second block. I was in a grade 5 class and tried something new. For the first time ever our school did a virtual field trip with the Royal Ontario Museum on ancient China for our Social Studies unit on Ancient Civilizations. It was a lot of organizing with the Peel District School Board office, the ROM and our computer teacher with tests and opening lines to make this possible. We needed permission forms for all the students. Five grade 5 classes participated in two sessions.
I just switched into my out of region block and I was wondering if anyone had any grade 4 poetry resources that they would be willing to share?
I have tracked down pdfs of articles from Educational Leadership that Tony referred to a couple of months ago as well as the COOP 2 document. These items are included here as attachments.
It is important that our thinking is truly "informed" by these and other resources. Please take some time with this material with an eye to possibilities for changing our I/S program.
The Library is pleased to host a series of workshops for faculty and graduate students on Wednesday, April 13 from 9am - 12pm. From offering research support within your Sakai course pages to a hands-on workshop on Lexis-Nexis, one of the Library's newest databases, these sessions will showcase the research support and resources that are available through the Brock Library, CTLET, and Academic Integrity.
My associate just showed me this website the other day: http://bubbl.us
It is free and a fantastic way to create flow charts or web diagrams. Its easy to use and when you are done you can choose to save it or export it (download it onto your computer). I just added it to a Word document and it printed perfectly.
This way you can create graphic organizers specific to your needs and the needs in your classroom.
Hope blocks are going well for everyone!
Thought this would be of interest to all of us. An article put out by professionally speaking about the realities of Occasional Teaching.
I just found out about this great website. It is the National Library of Manipulatives: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
It has a variety of resources for all grades and strands. I definitely suggest looking into it! I'm going to use it to help teach algebra to my grade 7/8s.