This week’s 9th edition of 3 Teacher Tips Thursday comes from TCDSB secondary teacher Josephine Cellucci.
Below are 3 simple yet effective resources broken up into 3 categories:
– Great Ideas
– Online Tools
– Teacher PD
Enjoy 3 Teacher Tips Thursday. Hope you find it resourceful.
USING A DOCUMENT CAMERA
When teaching virtually with any grade it is so important that we have a teaching tool that is versatile and makes learning fun! Document cameras are a great way to help students feel as if they’re learning in the room with you. With a document camera you have much more freedom to broadcast anything you need to show your students. Whether it’s using math manipulatives, showing a printed document, displaying a physical photograph, or teaching a concept that is easier to write by hand versus type on the computer, the use of a document camera makes teaching so much easier.
CREATIVE SLIDES IN A FLASH
When making lessons or asynchronous activities, I want everything to look fun and engaging, but to do it in a way that doesn’t take too much time. I have recently found three amazing websites that provide you with free, pre-formatted templates that you can use for your class. There’s a ton of variety and some very cute options – themed by subjects, holidays and even interactive notebooks.
The pre-formatted slides are a great time saver, when having to prep and think of teaching many different subjects.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCES
As educators we are always searching for or tips and tricks that we can incorporate into our own classroom or new ideas on how to deliver concepts. I like to watch and listen to Kristina Harrill, an American primary teacher who has a Youtube channel called Sweet for Kindergarten Kristina Harrill. You can also find her on Instagram at sweetforkindergarten. She has a lot of great tips and tricks on how to incorporate fun interactive phonic games and small group lesson ideas. She is the hosts of “Kinder Chats” where she discusses a variety of topics related to teaching and sharing best practices. It’s a great place to pick up some amazing free resources! There’s also a list of resources you can pay for created by Kristina Harrill on the Teachers Pay Teachers website.
About the author:
Josephine Cellucci is a Kindergarten teacher at the Toronto Catholic District School Board at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School. This year she is teaching virtually at St. Anne Catholic Academy School of Virtual Learning.
I hope you enjoyed our 9th weekly edition of 3 Teacher Tips Thursday. Got an idea, online tool, or PD opportunity you want to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.