THREE fantasy sport inspired classroom activities that you can use again and again for any content or grade level! Save 20% off of the price for individual resources with this bundle of products that brings the fun, excitement, and game-changing participation of the cheering crowds into your classroom. Here's what you'll get in this sports inspired triple play bundle:
Pardon The Interruption ESPN-Inspired PPT Slides Presentation Template
Borrowing from the visual aesthetic of the television programming made famous by "the worldwide leader in sports," this sports network inspired slideshow presentation has tremendous appeal for young audiences (particularly those difficult to reach adolescent male students)!
This simple, stylish, and infinitely re-usable template is a great way to catch the attention of your classes, lay out particulars for lesson activities, and keep students on track as they progress throughout a class period of any length with the help of a clear visual timeline of reference that's both time-bound and visually familiar.
Check out the free preview file for full .pdf insight into this fun, informative, and visually appealing “ESPN-inspired” presentation Google Slides template! And once you've checked it out, purchase the digital download for a fully editable Google Slides and .PPT presentation of the file that will allow you complete access to:
+ Customize the running ticker on the right-hand side of your screen to help students maintain clarity, focus, and context -- simultaneously keeping tabs of what has already been covered, while highlighting your current lesson activity, and giving a sneak peek of what's still to come.
+ Add emojis or logos to give each portion of your lesson its own visual "icon" -- making for a seamlessly embedded lesson differentiation resource to assist visual learners.
+ Add your school's logo to create the feel of a professional "ESPN" style presentation sponsored by your school!
+ Embed auto-playing timers directly into the slideshow template without disrupting the news ticker, giving clear timebound parameters to specific lesson plan activities that will keep your class running on schedule.
+ Embed blank slides to allow your whiteboard to double as a place for charting activities (without losing the running agenda ticker and timer of your template!)
+ Embed YouTube videos directly into the body of a presentation without interrupting the clean, running visual ticker on the righthand side of your screen.
Fun, practical, and completely customizable -- this sporty slideshow template can be used again and again by teachers in any content area and grade level. Be a presentation all star (and the envy of your teacher friends) and get your students in the game!
March Radness Bracketology Tournament
Put the power of bracketology to work in your liberal arts classroom, driving engagement through the roof with a college basketball-inspired tournament that turns everyday classrooms into cheering crowds of student-centered learning (no joke- students actually stand up and CHEER for their favorites). This high-energy activity will offer teachers detailed lesson planning tools, complete planning resources, and MP3 recordings from two sample "games," and is perfect for teachers of any course in the humanities. In the past, I’ve used an adapted version of this activity to support teachers working in history classes, religion classes, science classes, world language classes, and English classes -- from co-taught special ed inclusion classrooms for students reading at a middle school level all the way through high school students studying AP Language and rhetoric.
Fantasy Football Class Activity
Why sit on the sidelines when you can get your classes in the game? Fantasy Football has transformed a once-passive sea of spectators into a passionate generation of superfans, creating unprecedented levels of engagement and sparking in-depth familiarity with player performance data, scoring statistics, and next-generation sabermetrics. So what happens when you put together an all-star team playing Lady Macbeth as your quarterback and Julius Caesar as your wide receiver? Who's fantasy team would reign supreme in a battle of poetry running backs powered by Emily Dickinson against William Carlos Williams? Or which player would you cut from your fantasy squad if you discovered that Jay Gatsby had recently been added to the waiver wire?
Best part: you OR your students don't even have to know a single thing about fantasy football to make this activity a gamechanging success!
This digital download is perfect for teachers of any course in the humanities. In the past, I’ve used an adapted version of this activity to support teachers working in history classes, religion classes, science classes, world language classes, and English classes -- from co-taught special ed inclusion classrooms for students reading at a middle school level all the way through high school students studying AP Language and rhetoric.