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Here are the top ten most popular videos over at Byrdseed.TV from 2014 (excluding the free videos which are naturally the most viewed):
- Writing Lego Directions – A favorite activity with my class: write careful Lego directions and watch first graders try to follow the steps.
- An Idiom Study – Information on how we set up an ongoing study of idioms to replace boring spelling lists.
- Add Complexity To Math – Sometimes math problems are simply too easy and we need to push students into the zone of proximal development.
- 3 Ongoing Greek and Latin Word Part Activities – Keep kids digging into Greek and Latin stems with Greekymon, the Spellbook, and a Book of Inventions.
- A Nutrition Math Project – Use fast food nutrition facts as your math data in this percent/decimal project.
- A Grid-Based Fraction Project – Students divide up land that might represent an amusement park, farm, or house.
- An Inductive Exploration of Geometry – Add some spice to a dull study of quadrilaterals.
- Science: Create A Creature – Once students have learned about biomes and animal adaptations, ask them to create their own realistic creature.
- Shakespeare Summaries – A collection of five-minute, animated summaries of Shakespeare plays.
- Adding Variety to Writing: Sentences Starters – Three videos, each featuring three ways students can change up their writing by starting sentences in new ways.