Wednesday, August 15, 2012


One of the aspects of teaching that has become a staple is the idea of using a "bellringer" as students enter the room that they begin to work on and connects to the objectives or lessons for the day.  I would usually put them on board or in a PowerPoint slide.  Nothing fancy; just simple and to the point.  gzaas! (Don't ask me how to pronounce it) is a website that allows you to easily type some text and the change the various styles, backgrounds, fonts, effects, etc. 

Using gzaas! would allow a little creativity and spontaneity to the process of creating bellringers.  This could be used in other ways as well, such as bonus questions on a test, essay question, journal entry, etc.  The more we can change up the process of how we do things in our classroom, the more beneficial it will be for our students.

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