Resources


SHIFT Support Resources

Here is a curated list of SHIFTy resources aimed at supporting you in your work to make school different.

Community Building Activities

SHIFT Community Building Resources

Click the link to the Google Doc for the complete curated collection Community-Building Activities, and see each one below.

Most of these activities can be done with students of any age - accommodations may need to be made for students who are Not Yet Reading, and/or are limited in technical proficiency.

Many hands make light work! These activities have been curated from various creative and innovative humans. Credit has been given wherever possible. Thank you so much for sharing!

SHIFT Community Building Resources

Community Building Resources

Snowball Toss Game

(1-12)

Here is a virtual classroom game you can play in your class as a way to build community and engage your students.

Here is the Slide Show you can use

Two Kinds of People

(K-12)

A quick way to engage your students at the start of your class, Two Kinds of People gets people talking, choosing a side and connecting.

Here is the Slide Deck for you to use,

Or you can try Google Jamboard too.

French Jamboard

This or That?

(K-12)

This activity gets students more comfortable using Google Jamboard and is a good low stakes way to engage your learners.

Here is the Jamboard for you to use:

Et voici l'activité en français

Would You Rather?

(K-12)

Here is a classic game of Would You Rather, all made and ready to use to engage your class.

Here is the slide show to use:

Slideshow en français

Scale of __ Check-Ins

(1-12)

A fun way to check in with your students after a break or at the beginning of learning.

Here is the slideshow you can use:

Slideshow en français

One Gotta Go!

(K-12)

A quick Mind's On Activity that asks participants to "vote one off the island". If they had to choose one that has "gotta go", which one would they choose, and why?

Here is the slideshow to use:

And here it is in French

30 Circles

(K-12)

A drawing challenge that asks students to push their creative brain to reimagine 30 circles, turning them into recognizable things.

Here is the link to a Google Jamboard, if you want to do it digitally:

Here is a PDF if you would like to print and complete it by hand:

en français

Up, Down, Stomp, Clap

(K-12)

Students are sitting more in class with COVID protocols in place. Here is a fun, challenging game you can play while remaining physically distanced in class.

Source: https://www.asphaltgreen.org/blog/rep-it-out-games-for-social-distancing

Three Things

(3-12)

Here is a very flexible Google Jamboard activity that can be used as a check in, or as a Minds On activity. It is easy to adapt to your subject or to get silly and creative in terms of questions you ask!

Here is a link to your copy of the jamboard to use with your students:

Jamboard en français

Two Truths and a Lie

(5-12)

Here is a classic community builder / getting to know you activity, reimagined using Google Jamboard : Two truths and a fib! You can duplicate the slides so each student gets their own, but know that Jamboard has a maximum of 20 slides in one Jamboard. An alternate solution is to have more than one student working on the same slide, using different coloured sticky notes.

Jamboard

French

Wait a Minute

(K-12)

A brain break to do in face to face class or virtually. Pulled from the fabulous resource:

https://www.asphaltgreen.org/blog/rep-it-out-games-for-social-distancing


Think Outside the Box

(3-12)

Here is a creative virtual class minds on activity for you called "Think Outside The Box"! Students need to think creatively to complete drawings, but NOT in the most obvious way.

Here is the Google jamboard to use:

And here it is in French

Figure It Out

(6-12)

Here are some riddles to challenge your students with! There are a series of riddles on this slide show, you could tackle one or two a day, or divide up the class to tackle different riddles.

Ear - Nose Switcheroo

(K-12)

A little movement and brain break to use in person or virtually. Deceivingly difficult, give it a try! Nose, Ear Switcheroo!

Move Your Dot

(1-12)

Here is a virtual minds on activity to engage your students. Move the yellow dot to their favourite choice, move the red dot to the least favourite choice. Chat about the results!

Here is a link to the jamboard to use.

Caption This

(K-12)

A fun activity using jamboard, good for a giggle, to start your class, virtual or face to face.

Here is Jamboard Part 1

And Jamboard Part 2

Here is the Jamboard in French (Part 1):

Here is Part 2 in French

Boggle

(1-12)

Here is a version of Boggle that you can use to get your students' brains firing.

Here is the jamboard:

Here is the slideshow

Boggle is pretty tricky in french, but if you are up for the challenge, here is the jamboard in french

Sketch Your Favourite Morning Snack

(1-12)

Here is a morning check in, that gets students using the drawing tools on Google jamboard: What is YOUR favourite morning snack?

Here is the jamboard to use:

Here it is in FRENCH

Carve a Virtual Pumpkin

(1-6)

Using a Google Slideshow, students can get creative carving a virtual pumpkin with this fun activity to engage a virtual class

Artifact Share

(K-12)

Find something in your work space that makes you smile and share!

Here is the slideshow:

Here is the slideshow in French

2-Word AutoBio Poem

(3-12)

This structured poem can help your students tell their story, highlight how they have more than one story to tell and to make connections in your class.

Here is the slideshow to use:

Here is the french slideshow to use

Connect Four

(K-12)

A jamboard version of Connect 4 that you can play with your virtual class. You can divide up your class into pairs and assign them each a slide on the jamboard to play on.

Jamboard



Name the Emoji

(3-8)

A fun guessing/riddle type game to play with your class. Guess the expressions written using only emojis.

Here is the slideshow in English:

And here is the french slideshow

Ready to Go Jamboards and Templates


Here, you will find a collection of jamboard and other templates ready-to-use that are engaging for students and cut down on your prep time!


Jamboard Templates

Games on Google Slides - TEMPLATE

Two person games for virtual learning


Time-Saving Hacks


Here, you will find a collection of self-paced modules to help you take control of your work/life balance using Google Tools.

It's time to Get Your SHIFT Together and take back control of your time!

Gmail Tips & Tricks To Help You Tame Your Inbox - Self-Paced

Gmail Tips and Tricks to Tame Your Inbox - Self-Paced




Back Pocket Teacher Moves

With the goal of increasing student engagement and autonomy, and working smarter, not harder, back pocket teacher moves are open-ended learning frameworks that are ready-made and easy to implement. In knowledge-building moments, when students need to learn the content of a topic, these teacher moves allow for students to be more active and collaborative in their learning, rather than passive consumers. Designed by EduProtocols, these lesson frames can be used whether your class is face to face, or online.


Cyber Sandwich Session - Self Paced

Cyber Sandwich

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New Google Tools


Make sure to check back here frequently as the one-pagers below will be updated as new features are added to the various Google tools within Google Workspace.

Google Meet One-Pagers

Google Meet One-Pagers

Gmail One-Pagers

Gmail One-Pagers

Google Calendar One-Pagers

Google Calendar One-Pagers

Google Drive One-Pagers

Google Drive One-Pagers

Google Chat One-Pagers

Google Chat One-Pagers

Google Docs One-Pagers

Google Docs One-Pagers

Google Drawings One-Pagers

Google Drawings One-Pagers

Google Forms One-Pagers

Google Forms One-Pagers

Google Jamboard One-Pagers

Google Jamboard One-Pagers

Google Keep One-Pagers

Google Keep One-Pagers

Google Sites One-Pagers

Google Sites One-Pagers

Google Slides One-Pagers

Google Slides One-Pagers

Integrative Thinking

In Integrative thinking, problem solvers use the toolbox to make sense of tensions and reframe the problem in a new light. With a clearer perspective, problem solvers explore possibilities and iterate on prototype solutions.

The tools of Integrative Thinking provide the structure and pathways for ideation, guiding thinkers toward fresh outcomes. The three tools in the toolbox are the Pro-pro chart, the Ladder of Inference and the Causal Model.

I-Think Resources

Integrative Thinking Jamboards



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