Ready. Set. Google!
Today was another great day in the Husky Hallways! Here was our agenda:
Today’s DLR (Daily Language Review) was once again emailed to the students. They were able to complete the assignment online and then take a screen shot of the final answer page and email it to me to show they completed the assignment. I am still amazed at how great they are at doing this and how much easier it is to grade/check them as I can just scroll through my email.
We then transitioned back to a little verb talk. We reviewed intransitive and transitive verbs. As we got ready to do a quick exercise on scrap paper–a student in my second block said,
“Mrs. Yates-I thought we were trying to use less paper. How about we write on our desks?”
GENIUS! And so. . . we did!
No worries–they were dry erase markers! 🙂
Then, we took our block break! We came back into the world of Google. We started with an intro to A Google A Day.
Students loved this idea and asked for this to be our bellringer every now again. Permission granted!
Next, we took a look at some 15 second Google Search tips. (Go to YouTube and search for 15 second Google Search tips to see what I mean.)
I then showed them how to create a screencast using Screen-cast-o-matic.com. Next, each student drew a search tip out of my bucket. The assignment: to create a 15-25 second tutorial using that tip. Must show the screen while providing the tip.
The biggest learning curve was after I gave them the assignment I enforced a 7 minute-NO QUESTION ZONE. They had to figure out their questions–without using me for the answer. HELLO NETBOOK + GOOGLE! These presentations will be due on Friday. Students do not have to use Screen-cast-o-matic to produce the clip–ActivInspire has a screen recorder tool included as well. And it always works! 😉 (Students know what I mean here!)
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