Issue #11 / week of October 1, 2018
The Friday Five is brought to you weekly by the
Cobb County School District Office of Digital & Multimedia and Learning.
Concise, curated content to enhance the digital & multimedia learning in your corner of the world.
IN THIS ISSUE
Get Social and Reach Out via:
If one of the games or activities above leave you wanting more, take a look at this list of 24 DIY Educational Activities from Babble.com. The elementary school-friendly activities include:
Welcome to The Friday Five
Studies show that music improves memory and therefore, assists in the learning process.
More specifically, according to TakeLessons.com, music allows the brain to relax and become more receptive to creating new connections.
Capitalizing on this fact, Flocabulary is a resource available on YouTube and its website that teaches concepts in all subjects using hip hop music and catchy lyrics.
There has been an explosion of coding platforms, tools, and toys over the past few years. Take a look at where much of that started with MIT's Scratch platform. It is free for students and teachers to use, featuring coding in the easy-to-understand block format. Students can create projects, animations, games, and more.
(Don't) Quit Playing Games: Games are a great way to refocus your class(es) after a long break. Enjoy these resources and ideas that bring a game-like spirit to your classroom.
Click here to let us know what you thought of this issue!
Choose Your Own Ed-venture
Bloxels pairs the fun of art, building things with blocks, videogames, and simplistic coding into one place. Using a special set of blocks and a grid (that look like base 10 blocks) and the Bloxels App on an Android or iOS device, students scan the images they create to digitize them and place them into your own video game world. Using the EDU hub, teachers can monitor the progress of student video game creations. Take a look at the video to the right to learn more about Bloxels and Bloxels EDU.
We all enjoy a good break...even upon returning from a break. If you haven't heard of it yet, GoNoodle offers videos with brain breaks and activities that will get your elementary school students shaking some of their excess energy during an in-class break. While they offer a free and paid platform, many of GoNoodle's videos can be accessed on YouTube for free as well. Take a look at the to the left to get a taste of the fun of GoNoodle.
©2018 The Friday Five. All Rights Reserved.