Learning can be fun! During the school break is when we can show students this because it is optional! They will choose to continue learning or not and when they do they will be able to do fun things not hindered by standardized tests and a curriculum…
And it is important we help stimulate their minds during the holidays because as teachers we have to motivate them to turn off the TV and explore the world around them. Let’s face it, many of our students will spend a lot of time laying dormant and watching TV.
It’s socialSometimes you need a little help from your friends (cheats)Integrates movement, visuals, multimedia, popular music, graphics and basically is a representation of the world teens and kids want to be immersed inGoal-oriented- Aim to reach the next levelEach more challenging, but achievableMust complete tasksCollect items that help within the journey (learning is all around you)Discover a new world each time you achieve a levelPositive stressFailure part of the journeyTry again till you reach your goal with no penaltiesEvery kid can be a hero as long as they keep tryingVia Paul Maglione, Slidesha.re/pmteenmotivation
1. The Knowledge Journey:
Ways to Keep Students Learning During Breaks
2. School is out!
Parent and child by Skyseeker, Flickr
4. Consider the following when designing tasks:
5. What do they like to do?
Edit & share
6. Set-up a Social Network!
Facebook Wants a New Face by rishibando, Flickr
9. Meme it!
11. Photo & Video Challenges
13. Google Communities & Hangouts on Air
14. Hangouts on Air
15. Add apps to do more!
• oundation- Create music together
• coots n Doodle- Draw and problem solve together
• atch Youtube videos
• ollaborate on a document
16. Motivation through Games
P. Maglione, Slidesha.re/pmteenmotivation
22. Create a Digital Advent Calendar
23. Click & find a surprise!
• ptical illusion
• lue to solve a mystery
• ideo. Thinglink will
have a Youtube pop-up.
• act of the day
24. Google Spreadsheet, Bit.ly/digicalendar
25. Make a copy to edit or download it!
26. Take a screenshot, add to Thinglink
27. Do it with Weebly or Wix
28. prizes!  by brianjmatis, Flickr
29. Mission: Snap a photo of graffiti you think could be art and tell us
through an audio recording why you think it is art versus just
What You’ll Need: Fotobabble App or visit Fotobabble.com
Points Worth: 10
Bonus Points: Post a short reflection in your blog for 5 more
Mission: Visit a park and collect a rock you think is interesting. Tell
us why it is so interesting or create art with it.
What You’ll Need: A bag, way to get to the park, camera
Points Worth: 10
Bonus Points: Visit this online Rock Key and identify your rock for
5+ Rockhounds.com/rockshop/rockkey/#Using Key
30. Set-up a
31. No email required!
32. “The blog was awesome. I wrote stories and Marcos, my uncle
who lives in Spain, read them and left comments for me!“
“People READ our blog. Greta read our blog too, but we got
comments from all over the world”
“The blog was the best, I blogged all the time, when I was happy,
sick, bored… all the time!“
“I blogged about everything I like: my friends, my pet, my
thoughts. I even blogged when I was sick and couldn’t come to
“I blogged about my passion: rugby”
“I wrote about our country and things that were important to me”