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How to Quickly and Easily Write Neatly with Zoom Annotations

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When working with students online using Zoom, it can be frustrating and messy when trying to write out lessons with your mouse. Although Zoom does offer a great typing tool, when doing math problems or drawing an image or diagram that requires a less linear approach there are better options out there. How Can You Use an iPad During Zoom? A great way to write and draw neatly on a Zoom session is to link your iPad to the Zoom session and share the screen.  You can do this through airplay or by using a cable.  Simply: First, select the...

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St. Patrick's Day Following Directions Activities are a blast

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Are you searching for fun, holiday-based activities that can be used to strengthen early literacy and linguistic skills? Check out my St. Patrick's Day following directions activities. They are wonderful at strengthening language abilities and they help students to better understand the subtleties of linguistic cues. Here is a terrific sampling of three fun activities that can even develop a student's ability to decode the language behind multiple choice tests. http://goodsensorylearning.com/following-directions.html  Other Following Directions Activities At Good Sensory Learning we offer many activities and games that strengthen student's ability to follow both oral and written directions.  Come view these publication by clicking on the...

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Learning Center Ideas: Free, Fun Phonics Activities

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It’s wonderful when giggles of joy and excitement ring through the classroom as young students eagerly learn the skills needed to be proficient readers. Learning centers or reading centers are often the place where this can happen, but the trick to tickling your students attention often lies in multisensory, interactive activities or games. Here is a fun phonemic awareness activity I designed that you can make with old recycled pill or vitamin containers and other common household goods. It’s a wonderful learning center idea that will help students blend phonics sounds into words.   Materials and setup:      ...

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The Best Games to Engage Students on Zoom

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A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog entitled, How to Use Zoom in 2020 for Video Tutoring, but this week, I wanted to share with you five, fun, educational games I created for my students that you can play while conducting lessons or tutoring online with Zoom! What are Five, Fun, Free Learning Games for Zoom Sessions? Here are some fun, educational games I created to be played with the Zoom group chatbox.   Category Race:  One person comes up with a category such as Superheros.  A timer is set for 1 to 2 minutes.  Players type in as many superheroes...

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Compound Word Game Develops Critical Reasoning, Mental Flexibility and Sequencing Skills

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Developing language processing skills, critical thinking, mental flexibility, verbal reasoning and sequential processing abilities is foundational in any elementary education. But when lessons are fun, memorable, and motivating too, you can engage even the most discouraged learner. I created Making Connections - Compound Word Games to turn compound word lessons into brain-teasing puzzles that ignite the attention of all learners.  Learning specialists, homeschoolers, teachers and parents can now help young learners develop these skills with ease! These fun puzzles can be quite challenging, so this product can also be used as a brain- teasing, morning warm up or literacy center activity for...

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