To introduce students to the geography of Europe, the following HyperDoc will expose students to vocabulary for the Unit, Google Trends searches for the highest trending searches of European countries, Google Voyages to Paris, Rome or London, and a sharing of experiences through Google Classroom (option for FlipGrid).
This activity is designed for independent work with technology. It would be ideal for at least 30 minutes of time. If you do not use Google Classroom, it would be beneficial to embed some other form of sharing/reflection, such as a FlipGrid or Recap prompt.
Explicit goal-setting is linked with confidence, motivation, autonomy, and goal completion (PsychologyToday.com). As such, the explicit teaching of goal-setting can be a crucial classroom practice. This lesson consists of a HyperDoc which uses text (article) and video lecture (TEDTalk) to communicate the importance and process of setting goals. This lesson seeks to expose students to a variety of information on the importance and process of setting goals. Students read a short article entitled, "5 Reasons Why Goal Setting Will Improve Your Focus" and view a TEDTalk entitled, "Why the Secret to Success is Setting the Right Goals". Students will respond to each text by clarifying their understanding and reflecting on the content. Students then set their own personal and educational goals. This lesson can be used at any time to enhance student motivation or focus that would benefit from having concrete goals. This lesson was curated by Tyler Barna for the 2020 NDE OER Workshop and is designed for a middle-level English Language Arts classroom. It is expected that this lesson will take students 45 minutes to complete. All materials are linked digitally within the lesson.
This hyperdoc guides students through 5 steps of a "Superhero Project". The projects serves as a capstone in the Secondary Math I classroom for online students. The project asks students to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained about linear and exponential equations.
Summer Learning Loss is the loss of students' academic skills and knowledge when school isn't in session, generally occurring over the summer break. This lesson seeks to educate students on the effects of summer learning loss and asks questions that require students to reflect on their past reading behaviors which might have led to summer learning loss, as well as future behaviors that might prevent summer learning loss. In the lesson, students will read articles, analyze a graph, and think critically about a short video all of which detail, in different ways, the dilemma of summer learning loss. Thematically, this lesson works at the beginning or end of the school year, as students transition out of and into the summer.This lesson was curated by Tyler Barna for the 2020 NDE OER Workshop and is designed for a middle-level English Language Arts classroom. It is expected that this lesson will take students 45-90 minutes to complete. All materials are linked digitally within the lesson.