Introduction: Reshaping the Information Economy
On a normal day with a forgettable lesson plan, I would say my students are somewhere between 60-80% engaged. It depends upon the content as well as my attitude about what I am teaching.
The lessons that we remember and lose track of time? These are ones where student-choice is involved. They are loud, chaotic, and often student-led. Many of these are unit-capping lessons that have been carefully planned for as part of a review to ensure my students have mastered the content.
These are the ones when asked what they remember at the end of the school year, they reference. These are the ones that students talk about with younger students when expressing which teacher they want to be "stuck with" in the future. Many of these lessons have become "traditions" in my classroom.
Chapter 1: Tech like a Pirate, Teach like a Maverick
This chapter encourages you to reshape the words risk and fail into something positive that can be used to improve your skills in the classroom. We also looked at what technology we are currently using and deciding upon which technology we want to try.
I use Flocabulary, Nearpod, Remind, Google Classroom, Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Forms, and Google Sheets on a regular basis. I would like to use Jamboard more.
Chapter 2: Experiences, Not Apps
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Hi! My name is Misty. I am a 6th Grade ELA Teacher, Mama of 5, and author of The Path to Passionate Teaching.