<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=222647104799324&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Now Reading

Bright Ideas for Blended Learning

Hold a Google Slides Contest

Posted by Maren McMullan

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:

  • At least 2 different fonts
  • An image
  • A bulleted list 
  • A colored arrow 
  • Anything else you think they should include

When they are done, have students vote which presentation looks the most polished. 

 

Continue Reading...

Topics: #Frontier  Classroom Hacks

Good Readers React to Texts

Posted by Maren McMullan

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.

 

Continue Reading...

Topics: #Frontier  Classroom Hacks

Want to provide teacher feedback on student projects?

Posted by Maren McMullan

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...

Topics: #Frontier  Classroom Hacks

Create Frontier Digital Portfolios

Posted by Maren McMullan

 

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...

Topics: #Frontier  Classroom Hacks

Monthly Frontier Project Showcase

Posted by Maren McMullan

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. 

 

Continue Reading...

Topics: #Frontier  Classroom Hacks

Frontier Writing Process Project Tracker

Posted by Maren McMullan

Kerry Wessinger, 5th grade teacher at Bethpage School District, displays where students are in the writing process of their Frontier projects on this tracker.

Without looking at her dashboard, she can get an at-a-glance view of their progress. When students finish one phase of their Frontier project, they move their clothespin to the next ice cream scoop.   

Continue Reading...

Topics: #Frontier  Classroom Hacks

Glow & Grow Sentence Starters

Posted by Maren McMullan

Frontier teacher Kerry Wessinger from Bethpage School District uses a list of glow and grow sentence starters with her students. When students give feedback to their classmates on their Frontier projects, they use these stems - one glow and one grow - as inspiration. 

Continue Reading...

Topics: #Frontier  Classroom Hacks