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This is the page were I show what I really enjoy right now. Something new will be on this page every week. I hope you enjoy what I am showing. If you have suggestion let me know and I will check them out.

Alright so I really want to tell you about a cool internet site that I found while exploring in our ECMP class. I can’t remember where I found it but I am really happy I did. It is noise meter that can be brought up onto the screen and it will monitor the noise level. I think this would be a really cool thing to use in the classroom because the students can see how noisy they are and then they can calm down a bit. However I could get many different types of this system the reason I like this one so much is because instead of using bars to show the noise level they use bouncy balls. It is really cool to watch. Check it out,Β  it is in Links on my right tool bar. Hope you enjoy, I know I did.

Hello so I know I missed a few weeks, school has been taking over my life. Alright so it is very important to keep students minds fresh and on task and sometimes the only way to do that is to interrupt the work and have some fun. I call these brain breaks (other people might call them something different). I know that sometimes we can’t think of any new ones so here is a website that has 20 quick activities that will refresh your students brains.

http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2012/04/20-three-minute-brain-breaks.html

This is also a great video to show students for a brain break. have them follow Sid and dance along.

Today is February 27, 2013. I thought that I would now shift from things that I like personally to things that I think are cool and could be used in the classroom. Unfortunately there is no video but I will give you a description of the idea I just learned about. There is a teacher in Regina that I heard about who teachers her students important life skills. She does a new one every week and I thought that this was a really good idea. the one idea that I heard was how to hold a pencil correctly. Now there are many different ways of holding a pencil but there is one that limits cramping and gives more control to the writer. The tripod method is considered the best way to hold a pen or pencil. This is the one where the index and the thumb pinch the pencil and the middle finger has the pencil resting on it. Now many people find this way of writting hard to get down so this teacher gives her students little balls that they have to hold. Basically the students have to hold their pencil and the ball at the same time in the same hand. This forces the student to use those fingers that are used in the tripod method to hold the pencil while using the last two fingers to hold the ball against the palm of the hand. Once the students get good at this you can take out the ball the and students should be using the correct technique for writing. Hope you like the idea, I know I can’t wait to use it in my classroom.

So this week I wanted to show you the trailer to my favorite show. Spartacus is starting its fourth and final season and I am so excited and also disapointed because there will be no more seasons. Hopefully it will blow me away. This trailer is for the last season titles “War of the Damned” that started on January 25.

Hello, it is now the week of January 28, 2013. i just realized that i didn’t put a new video up last week so here is one with two things i find cool. this is a comedian that uses cards as his jokes. at the beginning he does a cool arm trick that i cant figure out but his card trick at the end is super cool. Hope you like it and have a great week.

Hello, it is January 16, 2013 and it is time for another thing I enjoy. This weeks, is a video from YouTube about a man who is pulled over by the police. He claims that he is not drunk and the video shows the crazy things the officer makes him do to prove he is drunk. it is a hilarious video, I hope you enjoy it.

This week I have chosen a video that a friend showed me. This is a really cool band, they use instruments and sometimes their voices and their singers are great. Hope you like this weeks video.

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  1. Cory that is a great idea to teach students how to hold their pencil. I have seen some other methods used but I like that method you suggested is tactile in nature.

  2. I love your videos that you post every week! Especially the card one! I also really enjoyed the blog about holding the pencil correctly! When I was in elementary school I had a couple of teachers try and correct the way I was holding my pencil, but to this day I still hold it wrong and end up putting extra stress on my fingers and hand! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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