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How to Use Google Slides, Jams, and Escape Rooms from this Blog

How to Use Google Slides, Jams, and Escape Rooms from this Blog

Google Slides may be new to some readers and so I am writing this post about how to access and add the freebies on this blog to your own Google Drive. When a link is provided, the reader is invited to “make a copy” to his or her own Google Drive. Google Drive is free and online.  It is not a program that may be downloaded.  It is free for teachers and students at this point in time. It is useful for schools and homeschools, as well. The programs are online only.

Only Gmail will access these programs, and not other email services. I get many questions about why a file didn’t download from people not using Gmail. With Gmail, free apps and services are included such as:

Google Drive

Google Jamboards

Google Slides

Google Forms

Google Sheets (spreadsheets)

Google Websites

The benefits of Google Drive Resources Include:

• Students can access the materials from anywhere they have access to their Google Drive.
• Students work directly in the file.
• Increased student engagement.
• It is paperless.
• No printing is required; however, if you wish to print, it will look great!
• No lost assignments, and in fact, a history of all the work is kept in the slides
• Google Drive is completely free for teachers and students.

Students may work independently or collaboratively, as directed by the teacher. Work is turned in through email or Google Drive folders.  This approach is being used in 1:1 classrooms, and classrooms using one iPad or Chrome book per student. It is part of Google Classroom but may otherwise just be used in Google Drive.

Google slides are quite interesting. First, the teacher can email the link to students who have their own free Google Drive. Some schools have Google classroom and the entire school is on a free program that organizes all students and teachers.  Or students can get free accounts under the supervision of the school. This requires access to a computer for each child at least part of the time.

Teachers can give different levels of students different levels of work more easily, assisting classroom differentiation.

Google slides does not correct the work, so the teacher does so online. Although Google slides are an app, they are not games. They are not self-correcting.  The teacher still corrects work and can add comments. However, Google forms may be set to correct student work! It depends which program is being used. See what is being offered for whatever file is being accessed.

There are a few ways to turn in work. One, the teacher may have a folder in the student google drives and students place finished work there. The teacher has to open the folder and look at the work online and free. Or, students email the finished work link to the teacher. Or for homeschools, the parent can look at the finished pages right on the computer.  Or, work can be printed and turned in to the done basket, if wanted.

The REALLY interesting part is there is a history of the work, which can be done individually or collaboratively by a group of students. Teacher comments can be added to the side of slides. As slides are revised the program keeps a record including what the teacher said. The slides can be emailed or shared back and forth several times in the case of a big research project.  There is no more telling the teacher something was worked on for two weeks as the history shows the truth such as: it was only worked on last night.

There are additional Google apps such as classroom forms and those can be graded more easily with some automaticity and additional apps. I learned about making Google Slides from a variety of sources including searching for YouTube videos, Danielle Knight Teaching’s Google Drive Toolkit, a blog post at Cult of Pedagogy, an online class about Google Slides Basics for teachers as well as students and beginning a Google Certified Educator online course. I feel I am still learning, and the possibilities with Google Apps are wonderful.  Hopefully, at some point, I can make some work pages easy for grading. Still, the student would have to get the corrected work and feedback through the teacher online and/or by seeing grades.

Because Google drives is free and online, students can work at home. Parents can see their child’s google drive and see what is being learned. I suppose they could even help with homework in the child’s drive from their child’s computer.

It is nice for homeschools to have an electronic record of what was learned and the work history also, and to save money on printing.

Not everyone is using Google drive as yet. Much of Canada is using Microsoft’s OneDrive instead. Another new course to take would be OneDrive.

Technology is providing for new and exciting ways to learn!

Thank you for reading, Carolyn

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Jam and Google Slides Game for Climate Change Captives 2035

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Climate Change Captives 2035 and Project SAVE has a new student Jam (Jamboard) and a Google Slides game for classrooms. Google files are accessible with Gmail and not other types of email. I often get questions about such files, so here is a link about how to Google Slides from this blog. Now I’m starting to make Jams, which is so much fun! What happens is the teacher or parent makes a copy of each file wanted instead of editing my original files.

So, these files may be used without having the book on hand for the most part, but there will be several frames and slides that will not make sense without it.  I’ve already made a free instant-download PDF book companion.

The word search uses the ten words selected by Lexile.com Find a Book tool. Then, I selected some words myself to finish the puzzle.

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In the story, Kalli likes to bake cookies and is worried that when she gets to the City Center she won’t have an opportunity to do so. So this frame is to work around her neighborhood in order using decimals and fractions from lowest to highest. Students will add keys to point the way. A solution is provided, and teachers should make two copies of the entire file first, providing their students with a copy without answers. Teachers may wish to remove some of the slides, as well, depending on the teaching situation.

 
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Robert’s father has a long journey back to finding him and Grandfather. In the end, a teacher at the school helps him to surprise Robert at a small celebration. For this frame, students will find their way to the teacher. This involves being in the woods and knocking on a door that might not open.

 
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Tristan is Kalli’s older brother and knows his way around Northern Ireland. The Dark Hedges is one place he has been to several times. He is a mathematician and so estimates measurements accurately. In this frame, students match numbers of meters to solve the questions.

 
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The store outside the city center is rather run down. It used to be a beauty shop and now displays cans of soup in the hair washing sinks. Downstairs is a combination thrift shop and grocery store. Upstairs is where the electronic devices, nice games, art supplies, and so on are found. Students label the items as to their location, up or downstairs.

 
The Google Slides Game is Chimchardy
 

The game in Google Slides is Chimchardy (a combination of climate change and Jeopardy). It is played in Google Slides on Slide Show mode, however, as you probably know there is no automatic scoring in Google. The best idea I have is to keep the Jam Frame open for scoring by pulling numbers, and then have the game open in Google Slides, toggling back and forth. Or perhaps ask a student keep score on a tablet or different device with the Jam frame.

 
Laughter aboard the Slip Away
 

Ah, yes, some of the people who perpetrated climate change slip away into space before facing any court cases. In outer space, they dodge meteorites and have to fly carefully to try to get to an earth-like planet. They do not make their destination in book one, but perhaps when book two comes out.

 

I hope some people find the book and supporting materials useful. Thank  you for reading, Carolyn

 
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Little Art City on the Prairie: Impressions of Faulkton South Dakota

Written by I. Reid, Gary L. Wilhelm, and Carolyn Wilhelm, Cover Illustrator Pieter Els

Little Art City on the Prairie describes the beauty of the prairie and the loveliness of the area. The location inspired the main author, I. Reid. Faulkton is also known as Carousel City. Faulkton is an example of a city that refused to merely exist (perhaps becoming obsolete), and turned to its arts council for ideas. Now the little city is known as an art town. The Faulkton Area Economic Development Corporation is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the economic health of the area. In a stroke of luck, they were able to hire Australian artist Guido Van Helten to add huge art to the local grain elevator. They are doing a superb job at making the town an attraction and also enjoyable to residents.

This story is based on a trip to the author’s father’s hometown in South Dakota after many years’ absence. The visit turned into a writing piece which then became this book. The beauty of the prairie and the loveliness of the area inspired the authors. Available in paperback or for Kindle on Amazon

 
 
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Australian artist Guido Van Helten added the huge art to the local grain elevator.

 
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The town is now full of murals and color to entertain visitors who most certainly will want to drive around town. It is a great town for taking selfies.

 
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The Pickler Mansion is in Faulkton, SD, Gary Wilhelm’s hometown. This “pink” mansion is famous for several reasons, including the fact famous people visited the home. Susan B. Anthony was one such visitor!

  
 
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The Pickler Mansion was donated to the town. Everything is original to the home as the owners intended for it to become a museum.

  
 
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The town’s one-room schoolhouse is part of the Pickler Mansion museum experience.

  
 
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The interior of the one-room-schoolhouse shows educational classrooms of long ago.

Thank you for reading! This book is available on Amazon.

Below please see more information about the Pickler Mansion and efforts by the historical society to keep it open to the public.

 
 

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Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story

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The Frogs Buy a New House: An Economics Story for Children

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Ant-Man Movie Discussion Questions & Word Search Free PDF

Ant-Man Movie Discussion Questions & Word Search Free PDF
 

Ant-Man is a popular film since 2015 with shrinking and enlarging of cars, toys, and characters. I think the writers either didn’t have or had too many toys as a child and loves to be playful with scripts. Although a Marvel action film, with the toys, and scenes with Cassie, help children feel calm (mostly). If you do not like ants, this film may not be for you. Teachers could use this in a choice center for fast finishers or as a warm-up or send-off for class.

 
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Page one may be used designate the Ant-Man center area. Only print pages wanted in the PDF, which will download at the next link.

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The discussion questions might be used before writing a similar story with items that change size or shape.

 
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Questions could be asked at the end of a class day for those students who are familiar with the film. Keep the class thinking before the final bell.

 
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The movie review form is simple but could be elaborated upon.

 
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Of course, an answer key for the word search is provided.

 
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A coloring page is provided for differentiation.

 

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Teen Slang from One Who Knows

 
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I found this definition of slang online: a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than in writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.

I have some arguments for this definition and some things to add! I don’t think slang is very formal. Yes, you wouldn’t use it around teachers or family, but other than that, I don’t think slang is a very informal thing to use. I would like to add that slang is mostly used by teenagers and young adults around the world.

Some popular slang used:
Bro – short for brother, usually used when talking to a friend.
Homie – means friend.
Later – this is less popular, but it’s used as a way to say goodbye; short for “I’ll talk to you later”.
Fire – means someone/something looks great, usually used to show interest.
Gucci – although this isn’t used very often, it means good or cool.
Slay – means killed it, or you did a good job, but in my experience, it is usually used sarcastically.
Cap – a lie, usually used when someone is trying to brag.
Extra – used when you might think someone is doing too much or is too dressed up.
Ghosted – used when someone stops talking to you for months without warning.
Caught in 4k – used when someone is caught in a lie or doing something embarrassing.

Although abbreviations are not technically slang, they are used among the same age group in electronic conversations to shorten typing time.

Lol – laughing out loud
Ttyl – talk to you later
Wyd – what are you doing
Wym – what do you mean
Hru – how are you
K – okay
Ily – I love you
Ilym – I love you more
Ilyt – I love you too
Nvm – never mind
Ofc – of course
Ikr – I know right

Urban Dictionary:
Urban dictionary is a website where people can post their definitions of certain words. Slang is often posted here. Editor’s Note: displays x-rated definitions. 

Emojis:
Now moving into our emoji segment, people sometimes use emojis as a way to show emotion in a picture while texting; here is what some of them mean.
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Thank you for reading my blog post about slang, now you know how to use the following:
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Here is a last bit of information. Do you know the word mald?

It means: Extremely angry, especially as a result of losing a video game. So bald, so mald.

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Special displays were all around. It was difficult to know what to look at first.

 
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Oh, look, it is Scuba Diving Santa! That was very fun for the season. And who is that with him in the tank?

 
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The Aquarium is home to North America’s largest sturgeon.

 
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There are several marine touch-pools, also.

 
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The shipwreck exhibits explain the hazards of the Great Lakes, where there have been over 6000 wrecks.

 
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The Otters’ Birthday Party was held in this area, but not at this time. See more images on Instagram.

 
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The interactive exhibits drew the attention of Miss Owl and Ms. Frog right away.

 
The Aquarium is within walking distance of the iconic lift bridge
 

The building is within walking distance of the famous lift bridge. It is interesting to see the boats pass by!

 
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The electric eel is a “Fan Favorite.” Not so much for me, but it is interesting.

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Climate Change Earth Day Printable Informational Text and Writing

Climate Change Earth Day Printable Informational Text and Writing

Printable climate change informational text fill in the blank, draw, and write for Earth Day to inform students about pollution. A few lines of a poem runs through the pages, and it completes on one of the final pages. There is a children’s YouTube video suggestion to accompany the pages.

Climate-Change-Grades-3-6-information PPTX

 
  
 
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Work-pages to print PDF

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This is a sample of one of the work pages to use with the word bank.
 
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The last page in the 29 page printable has all the phrases from the work pages speech bubbles and is the full poem.
 
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The printable pages begin with a word bank used in the work pages that are informative about climate change.
 
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There are several blank writing frames, as well as this writing prompt.
 
I hope some teachers find this useful.
Thank you for reading,
Carolyn
 
You might also like the following free Climate Change downloads. 
 

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Ms Frog on Why I Chose to be Vegetarian

Hi! Ms Frog here, and I’m here to tell you why I chose to be vegetarian! First off I really care for animals truly, I think they are beautiful creatures and deserve to be treated as such. (Warning! This is all my opinion and if you chose to eat meat I don’t disagree at all!, that is your belief.)

 

I think the meat industry is corrupt and here are a few reasons why.

•Most animals awaiting death are being kept in awful unhealthful conditions such as wrong habitat set ups, hot weather, and starvation
•Some animals are also in such bad conditions that they have viruses, this is a common thing in animals but it can still spread when they are dead and therefor can be transferred to the humans while eating

 
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•Some meat industry has direct connections to climate change, many trees and wild life have been plowed down to store the live stock

 
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Animal Cruelty:

•Many many products are tested on animals to see if they will be able to be used for humans, some of these things can result in blindness and many other awful things, and overall it just hurts the animal

 
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On a lighter note though, I simply just never really liked meat, I liked smaller food like Berries. People I looked up were vegan/vegetarian so I gave it a shot and it just stuck. Once you get in the flow of being vegetarian you realize there is much more options out there including eggs, beans, and tofu in the form of a chicken nugget, another example you might have heard of would be impossible burgers.

 
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Really, there are many delicious things to eat other than meat.

Thank you for reading. Ms Frog

 
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Introducing Miss Frog, artist and author

Miss Frog is a vegetarian, artist, reader, writer, and believer in the power of crystals.

 
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Miss Frog colored the Elmer the Elephant PDF on her iPad as an example. She used the PDF and she filled in the spaces with a variety of colors and textures. She has many talents and is an artist.

 
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The Story of Ferdinand (1936) by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson is about a pacifist bull. He prefers to smell flowers. Miss Frog helped Miss Owl enjoy this book.

 
Why Ms Frog is a Vegetarian
 

Hi! Ms Frog here, and I’m here to tell you why I chose to be vegetarian! First off I really care for animals truly, I think they are beautiful creatures and deserve to be treated as such. (Warning! This is all my opinion and if you chose to eat meat I don’t disagree at all!, that is your belief.)

 
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Miss Frog knows about crystals and has written a post for people who might want to learn more. She discusses several crystals. Some crystals are for beginners. Very interesting stress relief!

 
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Elmer’s Christmas by David McKee is a sweet story in the Elmer elephant book series. While the adults work on festive preparations, Elmer takes the young ones up the mountain. Seeing their first snow, they have a fun time. They find a tree they can “easily return.” Good idea! In this story, the baby elephants want to give people gifts, too, not just receive presents. And Elmer, a star among the elephants, helps the young ones meet Papa Red. Miss Frog is a star who helps Miss Owl read and create art.

 
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Why Ms. Frog adopted a pet hedgehog!

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