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December 15, 2016
When students are new to Google Slides they often are not familiar with the various features they can use to beautify their presentations.
Try teaching a brief lesson about Google Slides. Then have students work together to create a presentation in Slides about their plans over the break.
Make sure the presentation includes:
When they are done, have students vote which presentation looks the most polished.
December 15, 2016
A 2015 survey of over 900,000 public school students found that only 50% of students are engaged in their learning. The same survey found that engaged students are nearly 5x more likely than their disengaged peers to self-identify as a successful student. How do we prioritize student joy so that more learners find success in the classroom and in life? During a recent webinar, we asked educators to weigh in and share how they're prioritizing student joy in their district.Continue Reading...
December 8, 2016
One of our teachers in New York created a Frontier Reactions anchor chart to display in her classroom. This chart reminds students that good readers think about their own reactions to a text as they read.
When students finish reading a text, they can select the emoji that resembles their reaction. Doing this can help them better retain the content they read and can help them locate important information in their notes to help with their project.
December 1, 2016
You can give feedback to students from the "What's New Today" tab on your teacher dashboard.
Want to make sure that students know the feedback is coming from you? In the comment box, specify your name after their comments as well as any follow-up steps.
Students will see your feedback just before they go to publish their project.Continue Reading...
November 17, 2016
Did you know that student work is always saved in Google Drive? To see their work outside of Frontier, students can navigate to the "eSpark" folder within their Google Drive.
Many of our New York teachers have their students track and demonstrate growth over the course of the year with Frontier Digital Portfolios in Google Drive.Continue Reading...
November 14, 2016
Each month, Cindy Kopp from Mineola School District has her students print their digital Frontier projects and turn them into physical projects. They present the projects to their classmates as part of a Frontier Showcase.
Each student receives authentic feedback from their peers. Then students vote on which project and presentation was the best. You can use a rubric like this for the student presentations.