Welcome to a snapshot into my HST/ELA Extravaganza. 8th grade HST/ELA class that I strive to make class an experience for the students.
PIC family (Wife teaches Elementary STEM, 7 yr old Annie 2nd grade, 6 year old Maddux Kindergarten, 2.5 year old Chas. “Runs the show!) Job history 14th year (taught HST, MTH, ELA, Pre-Engineering) PIC School info Pilot with iPads
PICS Contact Info All session materials are shared on the MACUL website My contact information is also around the room as a QR code
HAD HAD HAD HAD Good example to kick off mini-lesson on grammar. English is hard!
I needed to engage all my senses for it to stick. PIC I hear. I forget. I see. I remember. I do. I understand.
Learning is a journey. Enjoy the steps. Struggle at first. Struggle a little less each time until MASTERY! or Best so far! PIC Zappos
This quote is such a perfectly logical fit with learning. PIC Richard Branson
My teaching style I want to learning with them vs just teaching them. I have something to offer that is better than “the answers”
Anyone want to take a guess what this stands for? Play- Boy George - Culture club
Learning is messy There needs to be spontaneity Life is irregular and non-linear and complex. This needs to be OK!
Teach Like a Pirate #tlap Build Ss Engagement Be Creative Change your life! Seriously
Reading every day vs. not for 1 School year (10 school days vs 2) If we can collaborate with our workload for students, they will love to learn. Without collaboration, it is just school. blah!
I Copied/Pasted 8th grade CCSS into Wordle. What skills (action words) are used most? Explain, Use, Analyze, Evidence, Sources, Historical, Multiple, Claims, Ideas.
Perfect for History & ELA Join the “characters” into a really cool story!
Nonfiction = 100% in Math, Science, SS. How do they overlap? Don’t do things more than once = allows for freedom for creativity! What can I do in HST instead of ELA? vice versa? Realistic Fiction on historical unit vs. test. Just add characters & create story.
the type of device does not matter, but there must be easy access for all. iPads in class, but ANY device outside school Prepared for the rest of the 21st century, life, learning, career.
Respond & in Greaser and Soc characters
Google Accounts (App or Online) Students use Google Drive shared docs & folders
Students use Notability Annotate text
Amazing poem about bullying and self image. Perfect for MS/HS students.
You will fail, Screw up, tech won’t work, it will be annoying, BUT SO WORTH IT in the end. Students will also learn that failure is part of the process.
Book Talks Book Trailers iMovie (into QR code then in Media Center) Reading goal mini book reviews Written reflection on their own reading
Love this… IT WORKS TOO.
SHEG - Historical Thinking Skills - Sourcing, Corroboration, Close-Reading, Contextualization Beyond the Bubble - Assessments on HST Thinking Skills ZINN - Role Playing, various viewpoints If they can work through the process we have created, work together with their peers, analyze a historical document or two and come to a reasonable supportable conclusion to a historical question, they get the “A”.
More than just an audience of one! Dad in Airport Hoop Jumpers (for me) —-&gt; Did I just learn something? (for themselves & love of learning) active, interested, curious learners Authentic Audience takes the “grade pressure” off & creates intrinsic motivation. Worst case scenario? They remember their learning for assessments. Best case scenario they become better thinkers, listeners, and collaborators. They become more curious.
Students are 1 of 5 roles research documents on all 5 collaborate & reach agreements thru interviewing other groups reach conclusion share with jury & cross examine peers jury spreads guilt
Ignite presentations on F.Fathers. 15 seconds each for 20 slides = 5 VERY FAST minutes!
Negotiation with signing agreements Learn to negotiate with interest groups, with a twist. Women, N. Americans, Free African Americans, Enslaved A.A., Poor White workers/Indentured Servants added to Norther Merchants & Southern Plantation Owners Ss connect with this later through 1800s (Slavery & Indian Removal)
Hunger is put on trial. Who is responsible for Famine?
Powerful message. What are they thinking? “Just write!”
Forcing many options thru year, then cut them loose. Presented as “Do a rap” they ran with it! Video or Audio “Rap to Beats” app (FREE) Autorap App (FREE) *Careful about content Create own video @ own house & submit Garage Band (one girl played the flute) Green Screen App Live in class
Genius Hour - based on Google 20% time. Study anything they want. Very few requirements. Keep a running log in Google Drive. Attempt to make an impact on the world.
Thank You. Questions?
ERIC KIPLING MACUL 2014 Presentation
As students enter
Video, Song, Quote, Image, Doc
Get them thinking
Samples throughout presentation for you
“TWEET” YOUR LEARNING:
140 characters or less.
CAN YOU TWEET YOUR
Fluff not accepted!
FAILURE? BRING IT ON!
LEARN FROM IT!
It is a critical part of
learning. And FUN! Try to live
Catch-all of reading grade!
Book Trailers iMovie (into
QR code then in Media
Mini book reviews
Written reflection on their
Parents love it!