FREE Extra Credit Activity - Challenging students to take charge of their media "addictions" by a 28-day DISTRACTION DARE. This activity was borne out of the realization that students (and adults) are having a really hard time adjusting to the increasing distractions of social media and personal technology. This dares students to turn off and unplug on purpose to see what could happen and what they could learn about themselves.
If you’re not using exit slips, you really should try them. Basically, you give students a quick prompt at the end of class (or for elementary, at the end of the day or the end of a subject). Then the students have just a couple minutes to write an answer and turn it in. Why … Read More →
When my high school students ask a question no one in the class knows (including myself), they can put it up on the Google Board. Students can bring back a written answer to one of the questions of their choice each week for extra credit, or whatever incentive you choose. They get really excited when a question comes up that they can put on the board and find out the answer to later...
Boggle - It’s a Printable Boggle Board! Boggle makes an outstanding pre-writing game for all ages, from elementary through high school. It’s a great way to dust off the cobwebs and get ready for writing time. - I love playing Boggle!