‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it’s also a great time to engage your students with fun lessons. Here is our collection of themed content to help you keep students engaged all month long:
December Calendar and Morning Meeting: This themed lesson pack will take you and your students through the month of December with calendars, morning meeting activities, an attendance chart, graphing and math activities, and more.
Holiday Gallery Pack: This fun themed pack contains a variety of images, lessons, and activities to get you in the spirit this holiday season! Use the templates and clipart to create your own lessons, or use our pre-made lessons and activities located in the Lessons tab.
Holiday Hangman: Join us for a bit of fun with Holiday Hangman—it's a great way to practice spelling words or introduce and practice lesson vocabulary!
Build a Santa: This fun holiday-themed activity is a great way to practice addition and multiplication math facts.
"Get More" With Wheel of Blends: The latest lesson in our "Get More" series offers a great concept for reviewing r-blends with your students. The author used the Phonics Gallery Pack to create this lesson, which includes images and sounds!
100th Day of School Activities: Get ready to celebrate the 100th day of school with this set of engaging and interactive activities. You'll find lots of math and counting, games, and plenty of other ideas for your students to enjoy and learn at the same time.
Plus, be sure to look out for holiday-themed expanded lessons to be posted throughout the month!
Training Tips and Sessions
Create Powerful Lessons With Ease
Using the MimioStudio™ classroom software, you can add a variety of educational content to make lessons even more powerful. The software lets you easily add video clips, sound files, Flash multimedia interactive objects, and images to enhance your lessons. Additionally, you can add most other lesson resources you already have such as PDFs, Word files, PowerPoint files, and even other interactive whiteboard files. Incorporating such files will allow you to make them interactive and give you the ability to use any of the MimioStudio tools with your students.
To insert any type of file, click on Insert > File from the top menu in MimioStudio or click on the Insert File icon on the floating MimioStudio toolbar, which is located under the Shape tool. You’ll then be asked to browse your computer for the file you want. Simply select the file, click Open, and the content piece you selected will be ready. You can learn more about this useful feature during our “MimioStudio: Adding Content” Quick Learn session, offered on December 12 at 7:00pm ET.
Learn From Expert Teachers
Finish off the year strong by learning basic tips on how to make lessons you already have even more interactive. Using the MimioStudio software, learning new techniques to create interactive lessons—or modify existing ones—is even easier. In our “MimioStudio: Putting Instructional Design to Work” Quick Learn session, you will learn how to use various MimioStudio tools to create educationally sound and interactive lessons.
There are many instructional design components to consider when creating interactive lessons, which participants in the session will learn to apply. Getting your students involved interactively in lessons you present is key in order to engage them and increase their learning. Enhancing lessons with collaborative and assessment activities using the MimioMobile™ application adds another level to what you can achieve in your classroom.
Join this Quick Learn session, offered on December 13 at 7:00pm ET, to learn from expert teachers how to make your lessons even better.
Interested in checking out more of the Quick Learn sessions offered this month? Click here to view our complete list!