February 13

Alternative Student Products

Another article with examples of alternative products to traditional research reports, papers, and posters.  When we talk about increasing student voice, a piece of that is giving them a choice in how they demonstrate their learning.  Let your Librarian or EdTech guru help you find a viable alternative product for your assignments.

 

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2015/11/09/10-creative-alternatives-to-research-reports-and-papers/

February 1

DigCit and Blogging

Great article on fostering digital citizenship through blogging in the classroom.  Blogging is a great way to build student voice and collaboration, as well as teaching writing skills, communication, and creativity.  Edublogs has a Blogging Challenge each year for educators, if you want to give it a try.

Digital Citizenship and Blogging

Digital Citizenship and blogging

January 8

Free printable 2018 calendar

Printable calendar with different themes each month for teachers & students.

“Each month has a different theme with great prompts, questions, and inspiration for you and your students. Love Dr. Seuss? You’re going to love March, which includes a Dr. Seuss quote for each day. Need self-care ideas? June is the month you’re looking for. Enjoy icebreakers? You’ll have plenty to choose from during the month of August!”

https://www.weareteachers.com/2018-teacher-calendar/

September 21

2017 Student Blogging Challenge

Looking for a way to get your students writing? Blogging allows them to reach a wider audience, work on their writing and communication skills, and provides an interactive platform where students can read each other’s’ work and provide feedback.

The Student Blogging Challenge is starting soon! It is a great way to connect your students with a global audience while developing their blogging skills.

Source: Join the 2017 Student Blogging Challenge – Starts October 1 – The Edublogger

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February 13

Have your students write a novel

I think this is an awesome idea! I’ll need to take a look at the curriculum provided by NaNoWriMo, but I’d bet you could cover most of the English curriculum through writing a novel. What a great way to give students some real-world experience and a great skill at the same time.

Students and teachers are able to improve their writing skills by taking on a big assignment: write a novel.

Source: How Writing Novels Expands Students’ Expectations of Themselves | MindShift | KQED News