#OREdChat Archive

Oregon gets an EdChat!! #OREdChat will run every Sunday from 8:30-9pm PST.

Sunday April 15, 2018
11:30 PM EDT

  • BKd204Sci Apr 15 @ 11:30 PM EDT
    A5 No, but your question gave me an idea about unit theme transformations for next year Never too early to start on fall #oredchat
  • IamEricNichols Apr 15 @ 11:30 PM EDT
    #OrEdChat A4: Music upon students entering can set the tone, while music to manage movement, to manage time and to change the mood in a class are also great ways to use it. Spotify/YouTube Red great resources without ads.
    In reply to @hmarrs24
  • KatieJMcNamara Apr 15 @ 11:30 PM EDT
    A4 Love making playlists that hit the theme of what we are learning and creating. #oredchat
  • AllisonOR503 Apr 15 @ 11:30 PM EDT
    A4 - I used to play the Hawaii 5-0 theme song to clean up. Sometimes if I'm eating lunch with Ss in my office I'll throw on Kids Bop. #OrEdChat #bethewildcard
  • KatieJMcNamara Apr 15 @ 11:30 PM EDT
    A4b Empower students to make playlists. #oredchat
  • hmarrs24 - Moderator Apr 15 @ 11:31 PM EDT
    A5: I have not tried a full room transformation yet but if I did I would probably do a pirate theme to go with our pirate writing project that we do in the spring! #OrEdChat
  • techoutmyclass Apr 15 @ 11:31 PM EDT
    A4: I used music alllll the time! It was Part of our routines, transitions, to build anticipation for a themed lesson... you name it! Many great playlists on YouTube. #OrEdChat
  • MamaBurch Apr 15 @ 11:31 PM EDT
    A5: When I taught full time, we made our room into a coffee house with special lighting and lots of food; kids did an open mic and shared their memoirs. #oredchat
  • kinderkfoley Apr 15 @ 11:31 PM EDT
    I keep a music playlist to use. Typically classical during rest time/quiet time, and movie songs for musical chair sight words. Its a sticky wicket as some parents will tell you when they find a song inappropriate that you didn't think would be a problem #oredchat
  • hmarrs24 - Moderator Apr 15 @ 11:32 PM EDT
    Alright #OrEdChat crew! We need a new book for NEXT WEEK! YIKES! I was thinking one that would allow us to try things in our classroom during the week and then come chat about it on Sundays like #EduProtocols or #ShakeUpLearning. What do you think??
  • LeachTeach4 Apr 15 @ 11:32 PM EDT
    #OrEdChat ;-)
    • LeachTeach4 Apr 15 @ 11:30 PM EDT
      A5: Would love to turn my room into Herot Hall and the slimy bog for Beowulf! :-)
  • tishrich Apr 15 @ 11:32 PM EDT
    A5: Our room has been transformed into the MasterChef kitchen, food trucks traveling across the US, Amazing Race across the globe....#oredchat
  • AllisonOR503 Apr 15 @ 11:32 PM EDT
    A5 I've never done a room transformation but would love to support a teacher doing one. @GianellaPage maybe? Or does anyone have ideas for a VP office transformation? #OrEdChat #bethewildcard
  • ItsAMrY Apr 15 @ 11:32 PM EDT
    #oredchat A4: Also, tests end to "Closing Time" or "The End" or "Stop...In the Name of Love" or "When It's Over."
  • BKd204Sci Apr 15 @ 11:32 PM EDT
    Sunday night is #iaedchat & #oredchat I enjoy getting other perspectives
    In reply to @tjggmueller
  • farship Apr 15 @ 11:33 PM EDT
    A4: Love music in the classroom be it for background/ambient, call back songs, energizers, find-a-partner songs, or for setting the scene like Greek music playing during our Ancient Athens studies. Also love content-heavy songs written by others #OrEdChat #BeTheWildCard
  • tjggmueller Apr 15 @ 11:33 PM EDT
    Not as extensive as in the book, but currently doing a rainforest in my room. K-1 and SIS did Dr. Seuss land in March. Would like to do Dino world for May sometime. #OrEdChat
  • BKd204Sci Apr 15 @ 11:33 PM EDT
    Works for my 8th graders...which says a lot! #oredchat
    In reply to @techoutmyclass
  • kinderkfoley Apr 15 @ 11:33 PM EDT
    A5: My room is already transformed. I call it "under the sea" lots of blue and green, blue light covers with paper fish in them. Seashells hanging from the sealing. The beach is my oasis, so I created it for the class :) #oredchat
  • LeachTeach4 Apr 15 @ 11:33 PM EDT
    I vote for Shake Up Learning...I already have that book :-) #OrEdChat
  • KatieJMcNamara Apr 15 @ 11:33 PM EDT
    Kids know the oldies and it's safer than current too hits. #oredchat
    In reply to @LeachTeach4
  • techoutmyclass Apr 15 @ 11:34 PM EDT
    A5: Yes! I loved themes! My room had a new theme each year. Then, room transformations for large projects. Did a space theme, beach theme, football theme... it was an obsession & I spent way too much money on it! #oredchat
  • KatieJMcNamara Apr 15 @ 11:34 PM EDT
    Both would be awesome. #oredchat
    In reply to @hmarrs24
  • IamEricNichols Apr 15 @ 11:35 PM EDT
    #OrEdChat A5: Transformation into a courtroom, into a jury room, into a congressional hall were classroom occurances and as a new principal the transformation into a place of learning for all was our first task at hand! #learningfirst #engagement
    In reply to @hmarrs24
  • tjggmueller Apr 15 @ 11:37 PM EDT
    Either book would be good. I have both on my to order list. My colleagues and I were just talking about these two. I enjoy this group of educators, so would be willing to participate in either one. #OrEdchat
  • tishrich Apr 15 @ 11:38 PM EDT
    Thank you @hmarrs24 and crew for an awesome chat!!! Have a great week! #oredchat
  • hmarrs24 - Moderator Apr 15 @ 11:39 PM EDT
    Thank you for being in #OrEdChat tonight! I will announce the next book shortly!
  • tjggmueller Apr 15 @ 11:40 PM EDT
    Thanks everyone! Looking forward to the next book. Have a great week! #OrEdchat
  • farship Apr 15 @ 11:40 PM EDT
    A5: I did a mini classroom transformation when we began our Ancient Athens unit. I decorated the tables, had music playing, & provided snacks as we studied Next up: Evidence & Investigation Escape-Room with black lights & tons of clues to unlock #OrEdChat #BetheWildCard
  • LeachTeach4 Apr 15 @ 11:44 PM EDT
    Hey everyone! I forgot to introduce my friend, @mamaburch She is new to twitter and could use some followers :-) #OrEdChat
  • farship Apr 15 @ 11:46 PM EDT
    Thanks Heather! You do an outstanding job of leading #OrEdChat each week. Have a great week everyone!
    In reply to @hmarrs24
  • BaldRoberts Apr 15 @ 11:51 PM EDT
    Not to self promote, but Hacking Classroom Management has a ton of ideas that can easily and immediately be implemented into any class. I would love to join the chat if you ever decide to read it. Plus, it’s super fast! #OrEdChat https://t.co/q4IAEHHKvP
    In reply to @hmarrs24
  • MrsHankinsClass Apr 15 @ 11:52 PM EDT
    This is how we incorporate song/music!🎤🎶🎵 @hmarrs24. We created a song to the tune of @jtimberlake’s #CantStopTheFeeling to teach the different types of energy. #OrEdChat #BetheWildCard #TLAP @burgessdave @hopekingteach @tishrich @farship @tjggmueller @LeachTeach4 @BKd204Sci
  • hmarrs24 - Moderator Apr 15 @ 11:58 PM EDT
    #OrEdChat crew!! Check out our next learning adventure: #EduProtocols! We will start next week with an intro. Then we will jump into learning, trying, reflecting, leading, and growing together! Can't wait! Pick it up on Amazon here: https://t.co/GSvLJSs8pz @ManionJulie