21 June 2012

WBT Wednesday

WBT Power Pics are an amazing addition to my classroom because they provide so much bang for your teaching buck. Power Pics help students to use their whole brains to remember important state standards and core concepts. For each Power Pic there is a picture in the center to give you a quick visual of the concept, a Question and Answer prompt to help teach the concept auditorally and a gesture to teach kinistetically and really cement the concept. Even very difficult concept are made fun and quick to learn when you use Power Pics.

Each pic only takes a few minutes to go over and they are fun and engaging so you can get through many in a short time. The biggest strength of the Power Pics is that you can use them in many ways to fit your needs. Most of this year I have shown the pics from my computer on to the projector screen, done the Q and A and taught/reviewed the gesture. I saved ink and the students were all able to see the Power Pics. Key pics I printed and posted on our Focus Wall. Each day we practiced at least our Focus Wall Power Pics and students loved it. I love that I can post them on the wall, put them in a binder, print them smaller for students to review at their desk or even just project them on the wall. There are really no significant problems with Power Pics because once you understand them you can make your own

To help you make your own Power Pics I have made a PowerPoint template.

EDIT Aug 9, 2012
Here is the template with blue, red, green, purple and orange :)


  1. Power Pix is on my list of WBT things to start next year. It is truly an amazing resource!

    I'm your newest follower!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  2. Very good! The PowerPix focus wall is a key component in any Whole Brain Classroom! Thank you for making the templates for additional powerpix to be made. Keep up the great work!

    Farrah Shipley
    Executive Board
    Whole Brain Teachers of America

  3. I am going to start WBT for the first time this fall, so I was excited to find your site. Unfortunately, Scribd has gone to a subscription service since the last time I used it. :-(

  4. That is one reason I switched to google docs :) The one above is google so you should be able to download it. Here is the direct link https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B--i-JeVFp-9ZU1HejFuZHF2cXc/edit

  5. I'm your newest follower!!! :)
    I love PowerPix... though I didn't use them as much as I wanted to!!
    :) I will this year!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First



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