Saturday, November 9, 2013

Spark Student Motivation: Laser Pointers

Saturdays are SUPER because we get MOTIVATED!
 To motivate my students I like to break out my LASER POINTERS!
They "ooh and aah" when I pull these out!
*I always let them have a minute to point at the ceiling and around the room so they won't be tempted during my lesson. (Gets it out of their system!) 
Anyone who doesn't follow the procedures, loses their laser (only has to happen once!).
Use them as a review or intro to a lesson. Pictured above and below are text structures.
Also great for vocabulary!
My students love them and they're very engaging!
I like to change things up and keep them guessing each day, so I don't use them everyday. They never know when I will I break the laser pointers out! They're also great for a review on a word wall.
 I scored a class set of these at Dollar Tree a few years back. (They're not the best quality, but definitely affordable!)
Just another way I try to keep my students motivated in my classroom!
Students aren't allowed to bring lasers to school, but under teacher supervision, it's a unique learning experience!
I hope you had a wonderful week! Please link up any lessons, ideas, tips, tricks, incentives, ANYTHING you do get your students motivated or excited!
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  1. Wow- talk about laser-focused students! Sorry, that was terrible, but I couldn't resist ;)
    Such a great way to keep kids engaged in class discussions- I love it!
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  2. Wow!! This is such a creative idea and so engaging! I'm going to be on the lookout for some laser pointers now. Thanks for the tip!
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  3. My kids would love this. I have a laser pointer that my kiddos love to use when I let them come up and teach each other. I will have to be on the lookout for a class set of pointers. Thanks for such a great idea!

  4. Laser pointers!! You are seriously a motivation GENIUS! I spend all of my laser-time hiding my OWN laser pointer from my students, so you would think I might have thought of this. Pure genius! Off to find some laser pointers!
    :) Erin
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  5. Wow! You come up with the most creative ways to motivate your students. I love this!

  6. Well I guess it is back to the dollar store for me!!. I have a class set of finger lasers ready for our writing, almost a class set of flashlights, flyswatters and now I need laser pointers!!! Thanks again for the fabulous idea. This will be a great way for the students to all interact with the whiteboard!!

  7. You always have the neatest ideas! And it seems a lot of them are found at the Dollar Tree. I must find one around here, that is my mission. Thanks all the great ideas, Joanne!

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  8. "Stinkin' Laser Beams!" (Dr. Evil voice).
    So cool--I'm pretty sure I would have gotten in trouble if I was given on.
    I love this!

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  9. This is such a great visual for the Smart Board!! You always have the coolest ideas! I want to be in your class. :)
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  10. I love this idea, Joanne! You are a genius!
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  11. I love this! I am sure the students do to. What a cool way to assess!

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  12. It is seriously amazing what you can find at Dollar Tree, isn't it!

    I love this idea! So clever, as usual!! :)

    Have a great week --

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  13. Dollar Tree for the win...again! It's Sunday...8:07 p.m...and the Saints are playing. I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow. :(

  14. Oh...I love this idea! I mean, who doesn't love a laser pointer!
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  15. Recently intend to go hiking with friends, going to buy a laser pointers to cope with the different branches of the emergency situation, but I do not know that better, we help to the point of professional advice.


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