Scrumblr Scrumblr is a new site that provides an online space to create and share sticky notes with a group. Scrumblr can be used by anyone to quickly create an online space for sharing stickies. To use, go to www.scrumblr.ca
Educational Use Online sticky note services like Scrumblr are useful for brainstorming sessions in which students can quickly share a bunch of ideas with each other. The anonymous online format enables shy students to share their ideas without fear of criticism from other group members.
The board you create can be divided into columns that you label – the maximum number of columns allowed is 8. You add notes to each by dragging them under the corresponding column. Optionally you can add a colored dot to each note; this can help prioritize the tasks
Since the site doesn’t offer usernames or passwords, each Scrumblr page is open for the world to edit
Remember to protect your own identity and the identities of your students!
Scrumblr =simple and easy to use! I mean, really,who doesn’t like simple and easy?
The font used on the site resembles that of natural handwriting
It is a user-friendly web service Lets you easily manage tasks Provides a virtual notice board Your notice board gets a public URL You can divide the board into labeled columns Tasks can be added to each column Colored dots can be used to prioritize tasks
Bloom’s Taxonomy Understanding: Students can describe, discuss, and explain ideas on Scrumblr Evaluating: Students can argue, defend, judge, select, support and evaluate ideas on Scrumblr Creating: Students can assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, and write ideas on Scrumblr
Read Write Think This site is a great resource for both teachers and parents. It is full of lesson plan ideas, printouts, and interactive games (sorted by grade level and topic) for the students to play. It also has different strategies that a teacher can use in their classroom, along with a list professional development seminars a teacher can attend online. This site also includes resources for parents and afterschool activities. To use, go to www.readwritehink.org
Educational Use This site is centered around education! Teachers can utilize the lesson plans, interactives, and printouts for their students to use. Teachers can also apply any classroom strategies they find useful
Site Navigation The site is very organized, user-friendly, and easy to navigate. Thesite can be navigated by grade level (K-12), resource type (lesson plans, student interactives, calendar activities, or printouts), learning objectives (such as phonemic awareness or multicultural awareness), or theme (such as social action or drama)
If you’re creative, you can take an idea or one individual plan, and turn it into multiple lesson plans or a thematic unit
Read, Write Think lists seminars you can attend both in-person and online
The site also contains a Professional Library, which contains books, journals, and other publications that can help teachers learn and grow at their own pace. These articles are full of tools, ideas, and suggestions you can use in your own classroom
Parents can find activities, projects, games, tools, tips, printouts, and podcasts created with them in mind
All suggestions are fun, educational, and easy to use outside of school. These suggestions can be used as a supplement to what the child is learning in school, or would be fun to complete during the summer
All resources listed in this section can also be helpful for teachers to use in their classroom
Bloom’s Taxonomy Applying: Students can choose, demonstrate, interpret, solve, and use concepts that have been taught using the interactive tools and printouts.
Check out Read Write Think on your own!! It’s great!!