Animate your NY resolutions

One thing I know from using technology in my classroom and experimenting with what makes students learn and how they can learn better with technology, is that students love moving text. They are very efficient at learning and remembering when the text is animated. The grade one teacher in the YouTube video has animated the NY resolutions he got his students to do. The clip is a good teaching resource since it shows you how he did it as well as what he did. His students will remember their resolutions and probably fulfil them because he has animated them. I wonder if they like the music? I found it a bit depressing but that is probably a generational thing. They do say only usually 40% of people will keep to their resolution on their first try. If we want to use the New Year as a teaching opportunity then we need to capitalise on the value of technology. Animation is one of its gifts in the classroom. There are other resolution tools on the Sorey Fitness site. I am thinking I could maybe adapt this for French or it would make a change from the customary goal setting with a home group. In any case it’s a good way to start a new year on a positive note with students. It would be good to let them make their own animations for resolutions. High school students ought to be able to come up with something interesting and original.

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