5 Pinterest Collaborative Boards: Teaching & Education


I must confess that I am now an official Pinterest addict and I have spent more than an hour of my waking day to devote to building content of my awesome Pinterest teacher boards since its inception in November. The great news is that I'm now opening them up for collaboration!
 
What are Pinterest Collaborative Boards? They are actually boards on Pinterest that allow other pinners to pin content on the board. Yes, it's that plain and simple! I believe that I have great colleagues who are also Pinterest users (like YOU!) who would want to share pins centered around teaching and special education. Collaborative boards on Pinterest are a great way to share your information to other teachers and networkers, while also generating great back links to your blog or website.
 
My Pinterest boards are now open, please leave a comment on the latest post and I will certainly add you. Let's start sharing!
 
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#1. Books and Reading Resources. This is all about the written word. Please leave me a comment on the most recent pin if you are interested in sharing your books and everything about books on this board.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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#2 Great Ideas From Teachers. Need ideas for the kiddos? Get authentic teacher-made classroom resources, fun kid-friendly games, craftivities and more from our amazing teachers. If you want to share your awesome classroom pins, please leave me a comment on the most recent pin! We currently have 75 teachers collaborating on this board, join us!





 
#3 Social Media and Technology in Education. For social media savvy teachers, this board is for you! Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google + tips and tricks to make all of them grow and glow...follow this board! Let me know if you want to be a pinner to this board by leaving a comment on the most recent pin.
 
 
 
 
 
 

#4 100+ Education Quotes. Get your education quotes from the most political edreform sayings to the most inspirational wisdom laden and famous proverbs from this board! Same process, share your pins by leaving a comment on the most recent pin and I will add you as a collaborator.
#5 National Board Certification and Teacherpreneurship. When the going gets tough, what do you do? Here are some resources that you might need if you are going through the process of National Board Certification or are just looking for teaching standards and best practices for effective teacher leaders. If you have something to share about NBC or Teacherpreneurship, please leave a comment on the most recent post.









HAPPY PINNING!
 
 

VALENTINE'S DAY Literacy Center Ideas

Perk up your Literacy Centers!

Valentine, just like other holiday themes, is an easy way to put a fresh face to those familiar activities that we give our students. Here are some Literacy Center materials that I created to add some fun to our lessons, check it out!

VALENTINE Quotes Writing Practice: RACE Strategy W7.2. Students will love this easy Valentine writing practice! They will definitely enjoy writing this activity sheets with full-color photos and reflective Valentine quotes. This activity will help them write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Students will definitely love this fantastic constructed response writing practice which uses the RACE stategy to develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. A printer-friendly version is also included in this packet for you and your students to enjoy!

Modifications for exceptional needs students in a self-contained or inclusive setting:
- Enlarged text
- Modified (shortened/simplified) text
- Graphic organizer
- Bolded/highlighted key words
 
Multi-Leveled: ST. VALENTINE Constructed Response Practice & Word Work RI7.10. Students will love this 22-page constructed response writing practice which uses the RACE, Word Work, and other strategies to develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

The Informational Text, "Who Was St. Valentine?", is presented in 3 different levels for our special needs students, graphic organizers for word work and guided notes for writing activities, comprehension cards, and a quick check for understanding are also included. PRINTER FRIENDLY COPIES for the students to work on and IEP Accommodations Checklist are included. Targets Common Core Standards: RI7.4, RI7.10, W7.9, W7.10. Enjoy!

Modifications for exceptional needs students in a self-contained or inclusive setting:

- Enlarged text
- Modified (shortened/simplified) text
- Graphic organizer
- Bolded/highlighted key words
- Use of a word bank for vocabulary
 
 
(FREE!) VALENTINE'S DAY Tic Tac Toe W4.5. Love using Choice boards? Here's a FREEBIE that contains a variety of activities about VALENTINE'S DAY. Students can choose one or several activities to complete as they learn a skill or develop a product. Choice boards can be edited (word document) so that you can tailor it based from your needs and of your students!

While in class we usually choose 3 activities in a row for spelling, I would encourage our students at home to do a “black out” for a reward!! I also included an easy grading rubric, have fun!!

1 comment:

Shari Abbey said...

I purchased the Multi-leveled St. Valentine's pack and love it. I'm planning to use it with my students this week. Thanks!

✿ Shari
Keeping It Fresh in 6th Grade

WELCOME SY 2014-2015!

Teachers & parents tell me that this blog is like a "One-Stop-Shop", here's why ---

There are tons of lesson plans, printables, activity sheets and other resources that special education teachers can find in this blog! It's all for you to get the lil ones engaged in their seats and lovin' what they're doin'!

This blog is also our class portal to communicate information about our class, to archive course materials, to publish the course curriculum, syllabus, class rules, lessons, homework assignments, rubrics, and presentations. Yes, everything is in this blog for our students to review our lessons at home!

Parents love the transparency and the ability to access class materials in this blog. It's easy for parents to follow along as my students post their work. This holds true for their psychologists, social workers, general education teachers, and other special ed providers. This is another way for us to collaborate with the Multi-Disciplinary Team members of our students!

This class blog also serves as our students' e-portfolio. Our students collect the work they want to consider highlighting and then publish those that represent their best work. They then reflect on their work as they share them to their parents and teachers for positive comments and feedback. It's very easy for them to look back over their work and see the growth they've accomplished!

We invite you to please leave a message to our students. Beside the tiny envelope just after each entry is the comments link. Your positive feedback will surely encourage our students to do their best in school.

Thank you for visiting our class portal!