This summer, I’ve been curating articles, videos, images and links to use in the classroom. To kick-off this fabulous new school year, I’d like to share my ever-growing collection. Peruse for personal or professional use:
A. Delicious: Here you will find my curation of articles I discovered over the summer to share with students. The main bundle consists of 70 informational, high-interest articles. One of my goals is to incorporate as much non-fictional reading as possible into both my reading and freshmen curriculums. The other bundles include various public speaking articles, articles for college-bound seniors and articles about writing. Take a peek
B. YouTube: My collection of videos to use in and out of the classroom . . . . Here are the playlists:
~ Education: Videos that can be shared in just about any classroom . . . everything from social media to punctuation is explored here.
~ Motivational: Videos to motivate to think, act or believe
~ Speech: Speeches to watch and instructional videos on performance components of public speaking
~ Writing: Instructional videos on forms of writing and writing inspirations
~ Reading: Videos to show my reluctant readers . . . videos to motivate as well as inform on reading strategies
~ Shakespeare: Videos to enjoy and/or share about the Bard
~ For My Seniors: Great tips on entering college or making career choices
~ For My Honors Freshmen: Critical thinking videos
~ Just For Fun: Videos to make us smile
~ Music: My compilation of my very favorites 🙂
C. Vimeo : 3 more video playlists (videos not on YouTube) I wish there was a more organized way to categorize these. The hardest part is remembering I bookmarked them in the first place; moreover, remembering them during opportune occasions is the challenge.
~ Education: More videos to share with my students
~ Music & Misc: Basically, my own personal “likes”
~ Speech Class: More videos to share with speech students
d. Pinterest: I’ve been having the most fun with this social network as of late. I’m utilizing Pinterest both for professional and personal use. For instance, you will find a board for literacy coaching as well as a board for yoga; there is a board for writing as well as a board for recipes to try. The list goes on!! Check out the 60 boards I’m always adding to – including illustrations, photos, graphic organizers, infographics, recipes, etc. See my recent post about Pinterest: Post or Pin? Pinterest Pulls My Time for details. Better yet, go straight to my Pinterest page and follow me there!!
e. SlideShare: Miscellaneous slideshows I’ve favorited along the way . . . including visual writing prompts and a presentation on interactive notebooks. There are only 7 favorites here. Clearly, I don’t use this platform too often.
I’m curious – where else are you collecting material?! Are you using Diig? Let me know!!!! Let’s collaborate and share the wealth of information!