EDPuzzle

EDPuzzle

EDPuzzle is a classroom resource that blends visual learning with teacher engagement. With EDPuzzle, teachers can search and upload videos, trim videos, voice over videos, embed questions into videos, and gather data about which students have watched the video and how they responded to embedded questions. Furthermore, EDPuzzle ranks itself as a valuable resource because of its ONE STOP access to videos across websites (YouTube, Kahn Academy, Ted Talks, and many more) and it’s FREE!

While exploring EDPuzzle, we may have “stumbled across” a cat themed jigsaw puzzle and cat themed word search puzzle….you’re welcome for the brain break!

#purrfectpuzzlers #pawsitivelyfun #dothemmeow 

Jigsaw Puzzle

Click to Mix and Solve

Word Search Puzzle

C E L E T R R U P E
O A I U O P A E A Y
L O T G T T W R W E
L O T N U A S S S S
A M E O W L E L R A
R S R T R T S T N S
A E T E U L L S A R
W A I T F I W P E A
T A R L I A E M E T
E E K I T T E N S L

Words to Find:

cat
collar
ears
eyes
fur
kitten
litter
meow
paws
purr
tail
tongue
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This Word Search generated with the Artistic Network Word Search Generator.

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QR Codes- How & Why

Scan this QR Code!

Write the comment that you find on this blog post!

QR codes are Quick Response Codes that respond to being scanned by your device of choice. Typically they will link to a website, but I took this opportunity to link you to words of affirmation for this blog…WINNING!

At this point in internet/technology development, most of us have seen QR codes. However, from seeing to understanding, there exists a gap. Let’s fill the gap.

How to Create a QR code:

Step 1—-Google: QR code creators OR QR code generators

My Google Return Favorites:

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Step 2—- Copy & paste URL, enter text, link an email, upload a picture and more.

Step 3—-click “generate QR code,” “create QR code,” “download QR code” or some variation of these depending on the site you are on.

Step 4—-download a QR code reader on your device (check the app store).

Step 5—-scan your QR code to make sure it responds and redirects the way you want it to.

Step 6—-print your QR code out to be displayed, embed it in your website, or share in another way.

Opportunities for Use with Examples: Scan each one for fun!  

math-equation

Math Problems

journal-prompt

Journal Prompts or Tasks

 

url

URL- Website

math_joke

A Joke A Day

This is NOT an exhaustive list of possibilities, but it is a start. Once you pass novice and proceed to QR code expert, consider learning about hex codes to change the color of your QR code, creating scavenger hunts where one QR code leads to another until a final is revealed, inlaying logos and much more!

Bouncy Balls- Visual Noise Meter

Hello! Hello! Hello!

H-E-L-L-O…..is this thing on?!

TURN YOUR VOLUME UP! PRESS PLAY! MINDLESSLY WATCH!

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*Music clip  courtesy of Eminem- Without Me

This is Bouncy Balls– a visual noise meter. Although the intention of these blog posts are always to offer you resources for your classroom, I must be honest in sharing that as this site sits in the background of my screen and the balls bounce from the sounds in the room and my typing, I am smiling and chuckling to myself. I am even considering finding a larger screen, cranking some music and watching them fly for mindless, personal entertainment. But let’s be honest, you aren’t reading this post to understand how easily entertained I am sooooooo…..

Back to the task at hand…classroom opportunities for use.

  1. Noise Meter- Use Bouncy Balls as a FREE visual noise meter. *DISCLAIMER: it’s entertaining (refer to my statement about enjoying it as a background on my computer) so there is a chance, rather a high probability, that Johnny Neverabsent will use this as his own personal teacher button pusher. Think, plan, and reflect on the way you implement and use this resource…be proactive so Johnny Neverabsent doesn’t surprise you and you don’t eliminate this from your tool bag sooner than necessary. 
  2. Celebrations- Let it serve as a background of happiness and entertainment during holiday parties, birthday celebrations or other community times in your classroom.

Take some time, crank some music, and open up Bouncy Balls on Google Chrome to start considering the usefulness for your classroom! And by all means, allow yourself to be easily amused!