Tag Archives: Learning styles

A good week lesson resources

11 Aug

A GOOD WEEK LIGHTBULB

Fabulous resources from http://www.agoodweek.com related to inspiring students to engage with others and make a positive difference through a variety of activities. One activity is to write ideas on the cards (image above) and could be used at the end of a session to show what students have learnt then challenge them further to add what impact it will have. There are many more resources to encourage students to think further about what they do and how they can drive change, please take a look.

The ethos of ‘a good week’ is taken from their website (below):

A Good Week is a global celebration of all the Good that happens in the world.
The world will come together to shine a spotlight on the people, communities and businesses making the world a healthier and happier place. We’ll be encouraging people to think about how they can improve their lives and, with partner organisations, support them to access opportunities to make their ideas happen.

A GOOD DAY AT SCHOOL RESOURCES

Source: http://www.agoodweek.com/resources/

Free font to support Dyslexic students

9 Aug

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Help yourself to free fonts for supporting Dyslexic students when designing resources. Below is information from the site, just download and use for free.

OpenDyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles, and 2 typefaces: OpenDyslexic, and OpenDyslexic-Alta. There are no restrictions on using OpenDyslexic outside of attribution. For attribution, a simple mention of the URL, and linkback where applicable is sufficient. For example: http://dyslexicfonts.com. This is to assist in others being able to find and download it.

OpenDyslexic is created to help with some of the symptoms of dyslexia. Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to indicate direction. You are able to quickly figure out which part of the letter is down which aids in recognizing the correct letter, and sometimes helps to keep your brain from rotating them around. Consistently weighted bottoms can also help reinforce the line of text. The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent confusion through flipping and swapping.

Source: http://opendyslexic.org

Choice boards for extension and differentiation

8 Aug

CHOICE BOARD FOR MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

A great selection of choice boards for guidance on planning for different learning styles and also for extension activities that the students can self select.

Click on the link below to access a variety of choice boards for various subjects and topics.

Source: http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards

Taxonomy poster for students

3 Aug

VISUAL TAXONOMY POSTER

A really useful poster or desk mat for students to refer to when thinking more deeply for writing or discussions. The text acts as a prompt instead of students asking for ideas of what to say and promotes independent thinking.

Source: http://classroomcollective.tumblr.com/

Differentiator online tool for writing objectives

22 May

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This useful online tool uses key phrases from Blooms Taxonomy to assist in producing differentiated objectives. Just select the word that fits what topic/subject/task you are covering then words from other categories and the tool creates a learning objective to use.

Click on the link below to try it.

Source: http://byrdseed.com/differentiator/

Simple online learning styles quiz

6 May

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A nice little online learning styles quiz from Edutopia that students can complete quickly with no log ins required. It takes about 5 minutes and then the results are calculated visually with a nice table for students to view and see what learning styles they are likely to favour based on Gardener’s multiple intelligences.

After the students have taken the quiz they can screen print their results onto a Word document for future reference and view descriptions of the categories and how they learn. Teachers and tutors could print these categories off and chop them up to give out to small groups afterwards for the groups to discuss and identify with. Additionally, the results can be recorded and used to inform future planning. Just click on the link below.

http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-learning-styles-quiz

Image: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

Create your own infographics as a learning resource

29 Apr

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If you want a simple tool to create effective infographics then this software is for you… and me! I’ve been using infographics for a while to support students in their learning as it presents information in a visual and accessible format using bold text, colour and images. So far the feedback from students has been very positive.

This software has a variety of templates which can be edited to however you want to present the information and then can be saved to PDF for printing or inserting into an interactive presentation such as Prezi.

My students use infographics as guides, sources of information and to scaffold their learning. Students could also create their own infographics to show what they’ve learnt or as a summative piece for assessment. It’s easy to register and get started straight away, the link is below.

http://www.easel.ly/