Brain breaks can be great to use after transition times (ie. after recess), when your students are restless, or when students are struggling to pay attention. If you’re introducing these activities to your class for the first time, I’d recommend starting with activities that have limited movement, minimal physical contact and simple rules. Then, progressively increase these factors over time. I’m also a big believer in a quick game being a good game. Don’t play a game to death – call it quits while people are still enjoying it. This leaves them wanting more and means you can reuse brain breaks over the year (see if students can perform ‘better’ the second/third time round).
I think teachers sometimes assume students just know stuff about tech’. Like they somehow just know how to use a device properly. Or, they know how to learn with it.
I liken it to teaching someone how to swim. You wouldn’t start in the deep end right? You’d start in the shallow end, or maybe even the baby pool. You’d give a lot of direction and a lot of support and a lot of positive encouragement.
With this in mind, here are five quick OneNote tips to pass onto students with iPads.
A lesson hook is an introduction or opening into a lesson that grabs the students attention. It isn’t necessary to use a hook for every lesson and they don’t have to take up a big chunk of your instructional time. Here are 10 lesson hook ideas for OneNote on iPads:
I love this quote. A quote about change and challenge. Change can be challenging. But I love a challenge…. most of the time. The world is changing, our students are changing, IT is changing and teaching is changing…. Who’s managing to keep up?? Teaching, learning and schools have all been ‘changing’ for quite some time now. Ask anyone …