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Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. – Proverbs 12:25 (ESV)
When we know someone is having a bad day we are quick to offer comfort, but what about those times we simply can’t tell?
“If We Could See Inside Other’s Hearts” is a video from the Cleveland Clinic that delivers a powerful message without any words being spoken. This video is a nice reminder of why we should take a step back and be more patient and kind to one another. No one is exempt from life’s challenges and struggles; we can do our part in helping them along if we exercise some tolerance and compassion.
We as teachers and students don’t know what challenges our students have faced this week, last night, or this morning. We all hide behind our “game faces” and try not to let others know what is troubling us. Kindness can make any situation better, even if we don’t know what the problem is.
Let’s explore two common methods used when creating a Google map collaboratively.
Method #1–Manually click and type to add data to a map
1. To edit the map below by this method, begin by clicking HERE to open it in a new window. If you’re not already signed in to Google, you’ll need to do that first. Then follow the directions below:
2. Great work! Now search the web and add a picture that captures the essence of why this place is so special to you.
1. First, you’ll need to complete a Google form (like the one below) to collect the data to be uploaded.
2. Once the data has been gathered, upload the responses (csv.file) into the map (in this case, to display everyone’s favorite destination place). You can view this video tutorial as a reference to learn and/or review the process – http://goo.gl/8oNF5r.
Have you ever Skyped or Face Timed with family or friends? Ever joined in on a Google Hangout?
There are a variety of ways to virtually connect your students with other people outside your classroom walls in real time. What kinds of learning possibilities does this technology afford us to do in the classroom? Let’s discuss. Let’s explore. Let’s collaborate with another workshop center!
Tips for a successful Mystery Skype experience:
Many supplemental resources can be found on the web to help plan for a successful lesson. Here are a couple to get you started:
We’ve been experiencing some loading issues from time to time with the spreadsheet below. Can you see it now? If your answer is “yes”, that’s good! If your answer is “no”, then try selecting the refresh button in the web browser and that should correct the problem. If you still don’t see it, select this link to access the document directly in Google Drive – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rdKigLeGg0oEqcQ9ff_hxxmDywk3q0sqktJHmGNilIM/edit?usp=sharing.
What aspects of digital citizenship need to be addressed when students are collaborating on projects with others?
Lego Movie Maker! Free ipad app in itunes. Students can use this app for more than just Legos. Imagine creating stop motion animations depicting the process of cell division using paper cutouts, or their own depictions of Bible stories. Let your brain go on this one. Lots of possibilities here.
Based on the physical Breakout EDU games, these require no setup or materials. All games are web based and provide collaborative problem-solving experiences for young children through adults. They do not provide solutions, however, so you must solve them yourself!
There’s more here than I can explain. Check it out!
Instant fun with math games at every grade level!
As with other Google apps, Google Drawings allows students to collaborate–this time in a paint-like program. Use it to create diagrams, illustrations, and infographics, etc. (Grade 2+)
Pick a country, see how you do!
Create word searches quick and easy.
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