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Current Events: Digital Interactive Notebook

Current Events: Digital Interactive Notebook

This resource allows students to create an interactive notebook page for current events for any subject using either Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides. This is perfect for any secondary classroom, as a part of a lesson to understand connections to current issues. The notebook page can be completed online or, if the teacher prefers, it can be printed and completed on paper. Teachers distribute the notebook pages to students electronically, either using Google Drive or a classroom management system such as Edmodo (www.edmodo.com) or Google Classroom (https://classroom.google.com). Students enter the information on each slide (page) and can add these to a subject notebook if the teacher is using that in the class. The pages can also be printed. Instructions for this activity are included for students, along with a grading rubric. A list of current event sites, appropriate for upper elementary, middle or high school is included below in the Teacher Resource section so that specific article(s) can be chosen for the assignment. Another option is to give students the link to one or two sites and let them choose an article of interest. The notebook page is included in both Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides (link via Google Drive) and is editable. Two versions are included – one for individual use and one for use if you prefer students work in pairs or teams. Notebook covers are also included if students are just getting started with a notebook. Covers and pages are provided in 6 different colors to make it easy for the teacher to code each class period using a different color, or just to accommodate student preference. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be used with upper elementary or high school students. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher Notes • Student instructions for using Interactive Notebook Files • Current Event Instructions, Expectations, and Grading Rubric for Teams • Current Event Instructions, Expectations, and Grading Rubric for Individual Use • 6 Different Color Versions of the Interactive Notebook Page in Microsoft PowerPoint (cover and current event page) – 2 different versions for individual or team use • 6 Different Color Versions of the Interactive Notebook Page in Google Slides (cover and current event page) - 2 different versions for individual or team use (links to downloadable files via Google Drive) • 6 Different Color Versions of the Interactive Notebook Page (as non-editable .pdf) for printing – 2 different versions for individual or team use

By innovationsintechnology

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By ozmatts12

KS2: Earth Matters: Volcanoes Bundle

KS2: Earth Matters: Volcanoes Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources on the topic of Earth matters and volcanoes. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Guam! In the News: Learn about this Pacific Island(Webquest)

Guam! In the News: Learn about this Pacific Island(Webquest)

Using the News in the classroom.The island of Guam is in the news. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is developing nuclear weapons technology and President Donald Trump has warned North Korea to stop such development. This would be a very good opportunity to introduce students to the Pacific island of Guam, a U.S. Territory. There are 9 Webquestions, a Did You Know? fact section and a Teacher Page with extension activities and keys to the web quest and key to the Comprehension questions.

By gailhennessey

KS2 Vikings (Invaders and Settlers) Bundle

KS2 Vikings (Invaders and Settlers) Bundle

A collection of KS2 resources on the topic of the Vikings. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

KS1 Climate Around the World Bundle

A collection of KS1 resources on the topic of climate around the world. Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.

By sarah277

Upset by the News with Widgit Symbols

Upset by the News with Widgit Symbols

A resource designed to reassure children and adults with a learning impairment or a communication challenge having witnessed upsetting news. Upsetting news is unfortunately prevalent in the media today and this resource explains why these things happen and are reported in such a way. The resource also deals with the feelings associated with upsetting news such as feeling sad or anxious. This resource was created in InPrint 3 Widgit Symbols supports vocabulary development across primary curriculum for all students, as well as helping individuals with special needs, autism or speech and language difficulties.

By Widgit_Software

2017 End of Year Quiz

2017 End of Year Quiz

This quiz was used in the final days of term before we broke up for the summer and proved really popular with students. It can be easily adapted to make it more up to date or could be a fun form time activity in the mornings.

By RuthRebekah

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This is a huge bundle that contains about 150 words (in total) for your students to search for and can be used throughout a term and across multiple subject areas as desired. It has been designed for the NQT and experienced teachers seeking to maintain effective communication and class control throughout each lesson and upgrade their students' performance. The whole idea is to keep your students dutifully engaged and avoid the headaches! This is can be used as a starter, in-class activity, homework and revision. One of the best features of this, is that is comes with answer sheet for teachers who may want to correctly evaluate each student's work. Don't forget to add this to your cart.

By ozmatts12

Remembrance Day Vocabulary Mat

Remembrance Day Vocabulary Mat

Remembrance Day Vocabulary Mat: A useful vocabulary mat with over 40 words relating to Remembrance Day arranged in alphabetical order. **Updated 5.8.17** For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Remembrance Day Facts

Remembrance Day Facts

Remembrance Day Facts: A series of 20 fact cards containing information about the traditions of Remembrance Day. A great addition to a display about Remembrance Day, or could be used to start discussions. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Peace Quotes Posters

Peace Quotes Posters

Peace Quotes Posters: A series of 20 posters featuring thought-provoking quotes about peace. Displayed on poppy-themed borders, these posters are perfect to add to your Remembrance Day display or could be used as discussion starters. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley