What teacher doesn’t want to save themselves time and teach better? It’s finding those low-prep, high-return activities that we can use right away that can be challenging. That’s where EduProtocols come in.
EduProtocols, created by Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern, are a series of lesson frames that are easy to adapt to any subject or grade. And the amazing part is that many of their templates are absolutely FREE!
So what exactly ARE EduProtocols? Watch the video below for a short walkthrough.
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In a past #Ditchbook chat, guest moderators Jon and Marlena, creators of EduProtocols and authors of The EduProtocol Field Guide Series, showered us with loads of FREE resources. And of course, the #Ditchbook community shared tons of great tips, ideas, and resources of their own!
Below you will find more than 10 FREE EduProtocol templates. Plus scroll down for tips and ideas for using EduProtocols in your classroom.
10+ FREE EduProtocol templates
The Fast and Curious EduProtocol
Repetition-based worksheet homework frustrates teachers and students alike. It often struggles to get results and you never know who’s doing the work. Plus, the feedback to students comes very, very late.
There’s an alternative. Try the Fast and the Curious EduProtocol, an idea from Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo’s book, “The EduProtocol Field Guide.” It provides students with timely feedback. It’s fun. It gives great repetitions. In short: it works!
Check out this video that gives you the step-by-step instructions on how to use it and why it works.
Three additional points from EduProtocols author Jon Corippo:
— This is a pedagogy that applies to any kind of instant CFU product (Kahoot with groups, GoFormative to draw answers, Socrative with open ended questions). The pedagogy of “test light, feedback, test again” daily functions in other apps.
— I’m going to go until we hit 95 percent. On a tough week, that might be on Thursday on the second round. On an easy week, that might be Tuesday on the first round. I’m getting more than one day back!
— The repetitions are important! If a student gets them right the first time, we should be able to get them done faster the second time. It’s like shooting a three-point shot in basketball. You can’t make one and say, “I’ve got it!” It takes repetitions.
The Random Emoji Generator Power Paragraph
Begin by starting Socrative short answer quiz then using this random emoji generator give kids ONE Emoji at a time, up to five total. The first emoji is the idea that is to be pursued. Then students type their sentences in-one-at-a-time in Socrative.
When kids have five sentences in, they submit. Then they vote.
The Emoji Power Paragraph for Seesaw
Check out this Seesaw version of the emoji power paragraph by Jennifer Dean. It's a perfect way to use the emoji power paragraph with littles.
In the Cyber Sandwich EduProtocol students work in partners through a structured pair share as they read through content, pair share, then write. You can learn more about the Cyber Sandwich and how it works in this Cyber Sandwich EduProtocol tutorial video.
Iron Chef is modeled after the Iron Chef cooking show. Students will engage in a gamified jigsaw that makes covering content and presenting to peers fun! Check out Eduprotocols Worldwide 1 Iron Chef Second Session where Meghan Cannon and Heather Marshall share tons of ways you can use this EduProtocol in your class.
Quick, easy, and fun way to learn grammar. Learn more about 8*pArts in Eduprotocols Live with Lisa Moe and 8pArts.
Teaching younger kiddos? Check out Eduprotocols Worldwide 1 8*pARTs for Early Years with Lisa Moe and Eduprotocols Worldwide 1 Jennifer Dean & 2 8*pARTS for K-3.
Join the E.P.I.C. Summer School course and you'll get:
- 20 days of pre-planned "plug and play" summer school lessons
-Three live video trainings with Jon, Marlena, and Kim to learn how to use them
-The ability to remix and reuse the four weeks of lessons again and again
-Lots of extra EduProtocols resources to extend and enhance your teaching
The three live video trainings May 13, May 17, and May 20 (with video replays available soon after).
Sentence p*ARTS is an expansion of 8p*ARTS and focuses on developing better writing skills.
Sketch & Tell
With the sketch and tell EduProtocol students develop understanding of concepts through drawing and explaining. Want to know more about Sketch & Tell? Check out Eduprotocols Live - Sketch and Tell with Adam Moler.
BookaKucha puts a new and exciting spin on your basic, boring book report. Use BookaKucha to monitor independent reading progress while connecting back to skills learned in class.
BookaKucha can be a powerful tool in any classroom. Read more about this EduProtocol and how Heather Marshall incorporated it into her middle school class in her post The BookaKucha.
Frayer a Friend
During the first few weeks of school use this EduProtocol to build community and learn more about each other. Get the directions for Frayer a Friend here and watch theEduprotocols Worldwide 1 The Frayer Model video below to see how teacher Brian Fish using the Frayer model with high school students.
EduProtocols Smart Start
Ready to have the first four days of school planned for you? The Smart Start includes links to directions for each EduProtocol plus TONS of FREE templates! Learn more about Smart Start in this video What is Smart Start?
10 ideas for using EduProtocols with your class
1. Use Smart Start at the beginning of the year, after a long break and again to finish the year strong!
2. Use the Cyber Sandwich to (GASP) summarize the textbook!
Ss are using the #CyberSandwich @eduprotocols to summarize about the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies using 2 different SS textbooks as their resource. Using some “old” resources for a modern lesson! #upcycle? #USDlearns #LietzPride pic.twitter.com/RUv0KRupQQ— Leslie Long (@LeslieLong67) March 5, 2019
3. Combine Cyber Sandwich with VR to level up the experience.
YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING LESSON FROM @mrsbyarshistory! It is one of my favorite #CYBERSANDWICH examples. She even incorporates VR for the students to look at! @cnusd @CNUSDInnovatEDU https://t.co/YQGsZimK2r pic.twitter.com/sjYKTVRPiZ— Amanda Sandoval 💛 (@historysandoval) August 15, 2019
4. Study social interactions with Iron Chef.
Who says using the textbook has to be boring? I made this quick #IronChef #EDUprotocols for my #sociology Ss to learn the concept. Now we are applying the info to the characters in The Breakfast Club. Here's the link: #filemakeacopy https://t.co/1wiEweJODu pic.twitter.com/Q6GvnyFGiq— 𝗗𝗮𝘄𝗻 𝗦𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗱𝗲𝗻 ☕ (@SnowdenDawn) September 18, 2019
5. Level up the emoji paragraph with fake text messages.
6. Practice phonics patterns with the random emoji generator.
7. Combine Quizlet Live with the Fast and Curious EduProtocol.
We love Quizlet Live! We use it everyday for “Fast & Curious” EduProtocol and it could be individual or Teams! My students also use it during asynchronous learning to learn their vocabularies! #hesdpride #EDUProtocols #quizlet pic.twitter.com/VlHpEzAiZx— Missey Hernandez (@williamsroom14) September 30, 2020
Have you seen some of these #mathreps on #jamboard?— 𝕊𝕔𝕠𝕥𝕥 ℕ𝕦𝕟𝕖𝕤 (@MrNunesteach) August 4, 2020
Pretty great stuff! I especially like the template they have for K-2!https://t.co/GVRwrXZ2Cq@MsHinksClass @cogswell_ben @jesush1979 @NowaTechie @jcorippo @cueinc @CentralCalifCUE @cvcue #hyperdocs
9. Incorporate BookaKucha into small group guided reading and literature circles.
Incorporating elements of #BookaKucha into small group guided reading. Once the kiddos have this down, it’ll be time to add in #noticeandnote! #USDLearns #lietzpride #EDUProtocols pic.twitter.com/06re8tOa3Y— Justin Preza (@MisterJPreza) September 18, 2018
10. Use Sketch and Tell after a read aloud.
We read #TheLorax today and I had to follow up with a Sketch and Tell w/my Ss. Thanks to @moler3031 for the inspiration! 🙌 #EDUProtocols Worldwide 2 @eduprotocols @MrsBarnett_Tchr#DrSeuss #3rdgrade #ReadAcrossAmericaWeek 📚 pic.twitter.com/pVkGe1SmBf— Isabel Adame (@IsabelAdame17) March 3, 2021
Scroll through this Wakelet of over 50 collections of EduProtocol resources! You'll find more templates, video tutorials, tips, ideas and tons of inspiration.
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