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SOS: Who Are You?

SOS: Who Are You?

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Who Are You? PDF Version Background If we want students to focus on learning, we must first make sure they feel safe and secure. “Before students will turn their attention to cognitive learning (the

SOS: 25 Things You Didn’t Know

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. 25 Things You Didn’t Know About… PDF Version Background Open just about any entertainment magazine and you will inevitably find a page that shares “25 Things You Didn’t Know About” a certain celebrity. They

SOS: Tweet, Tweet!

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Tweet, Tweet! PDF Version  Background Many educators use Twitter to as a way to build their Professional Learning Network (PLN) and share what they are doing in the classroom. Twitter is a social media

SOS: PechaKucha

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. PechaKucha PDF Version  20 x 20  Background PechaKucha is a presentation format that was developed by architects in Tokyo in 2003. The idea behind this presentation style is to show 20 images, each for

SOS: Fakebook

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.  Fakebook PDF Version Background According to a 2010 study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average 8-18 year old spends 7.5 hours interacting with media each day. If we want to engage students,

SOS: Jigsaw

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.  Jigsaw PDF Version Background Jigsaw is a well known cooperative learning strategy that empowers students from a “home” group to focus on one aspect of a topic. “Just as in a jigsaw puzzle, each

SOS: On This Day

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. On This Day PDF Version Background Teachers use many different strategies to engage students as soon as they enter the classroom. A bell ringer is a short activity that can be completed while you

SOS: Puppet Pictures

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Puppet Pictures PDF Version Background Using puppets to learn new vocabulary is a fun and creative way for students to connect with the new terms as they use it in their own words. By

SOS: Myth Bustin!

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.  Myth Bustin PDF Version  Background MythBusters, a popular show on the Discovery Channel, tests popular myths in order to confirm or bust them. This strategy takes the idea of myth busting and applies it

SOS: Snowball Fight!

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum.   Snowball Fight PDF Version BACKGROUND Showing videos in class is a great way to engage students and bring learning to life. But often times, watching a video becomes a passive learning experience. In

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