pbl and gusite

I am presenting at a school district conference this month on the ways I include gsuite in Project Based Learning (PBL) planning.  We are a gsuite district, so students are at varying levels of comfort with creating in gsuite depending upon grade level and campus-level support. My presentation will focus on using google slides as a basis to curate PBL evidence of learning and products. Click image to view slides.

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magnetic poetry twist with google slides

Everyone loves magnetic poetry sites and slides, especially the great examples Kasey Bell has shared. These inspired me to create a magnetic poetry google slide deck using a favorite book! I love the useful ‘grab text’ feature from google keep. So handy. I used it to lift the text from one page of Harry Potter book one. Then I added the converted text to slides and moved words to tiles for the random poetry activity.  (I didn’t take the time to do the tiles as well as Kasey does in her tutorial). Students can make their own copy of the slides/page you’ve selected for them, or do it themselves with their current interesting read. You could add in a nonfiction text too, use this as an engaging activity to pique interest in the next read aloud… so many ideas and so little time! Even give the challenge of magnetic poetry haiku or cinquain, can’t wait to try more book pages to see what we can come up with. Google slide example with keep here.

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summer free time coloring mural

img_3921We started a little tradition of free time coloring for interested students this year. In my previous school, I made table length murals for “coloring breaks”. Students and teachers liked to sit a spell a bit when the mood struck them. This year I don’t have a spacious library to use so I grabbed a bulletin board and sketched scenes for it throughout the year. This was our summer send-off version. It would be a good way to review topics, too, I added some sink and float images because of a 4th-grade lab I saw that week! A few more doodle examples here and the table version here.