After many hours, I have ten times (probably A HUNDRED TIMES) more admiration for those who do these things so effortlessly. For those of you who have shared so much, I hope you are hearing some serious applause through cyberspace. I am humbled.
At one point I was just going to hot glue gun a BUTTON on the screen.
And... a favicon is such a tiny thing to require three hours of fingernail chewing and tears!
I try to console myself by repeating this mantra: "Personal computers weren't invented when you started teaching."
(And when they were... it originally took several "commands" just to underline something!)
I really wanted to share a "Getting to Know You" activity that we do in our classroom to build community in our ever-changing groups. For the time being, Google docs has beaten me in my attempt to post a clear picture for you to see.
Alas, the best I can offer is a PDF version that is less-than-ideal and less-than-eye-catching. (It works best with the printer set to "landscape"--and enlarged (somehow), but at that point, I was so glad to see something on the page, I just saved (and celebrated!)
If for some reason you want the old one (which doesn't have a spinner), click the link below...
This game truly is better looking in person AND it is lots of fun.You need two dice: a regular "numbered dot" die and then a colored dot die.
If you have never used them, there are ZILLIONS of possibilities for using colored dot dice--from spelling games to combining like terms in algebra.
I'm not sure I have gotten as much use out of anything else in my teaching closet!
For the game:
Each player rolls the two dice and answers the question that matches the combination.
Somehow the dice component entices even the shyest participant!
I hope you will give it a try...
Actually, I just hope it will show up on YOUR computer screen--since it was working about 50% of the time on mine. Maybe I was actually trying to share a lesson on probability...
I recently saw these dice on the web at:
I am sure there are other sites as well.