1. Website of the Week - Festisite
This is a cool site that would be appropriate for grades 3 and up to make mini projects. One of my favorites is the Rebus Generator.
2. STEAM Idea of the Week - Thanksgiving STEAM
Momgineer is one of my favorite sites. I know I have shared it before. This week she is showcasing several idea for Thanksgiving. These would be good to support studies on Native Americans as well.
3. Resource of the Week - Fact Cookies
Use this drag, drop, and type Google Slide to have your students identify facts from a unit of study. To get your copy, click on the image and then click Make A Copy. Student directions are on the slide in the notes area.
4. Coding in the Classroom
I wanted to share a comment a student told me last week. They were having an inside recess time and he wanted to work on the coding portal that I have on my site. He was on a site coding site accessed through my site. He said the teacher told him he could not play on the site because it didn't look "safe." I wanted you to know that I have previewed all the coding games I have linked to my site. Each one is very safe and is a great way for students to learn problem solving skills. Please clip on the image to check out my site and feel free to book mark it for students to access during class times. Coding games make great anchor activities.
5. Friday at the Movies - Always one of my favorites!
Websites of the Week
1. I am absolutely enchanted with Mystery Doug. This FREE site has a new video each week that you can show your students to inspire questions.
2. Another amazing website I stumbled across this week was Freckle.com. This is a reinforcement and practice site. It covers skills like English, math, science, or history. I love that it has a teacher interface that allows you to keep tabs on student progress. It imports students from Google Classroom making getting students in a breeze!
3. This Week's STEAM Idea
This week instead of giving you step by step directions, I would like to share a site with you that has lots of different STEAM ideas. You need to check out Momgineer. The page I am linking you to is called Bird Beak STEM. This set of challenges starts with a choose your own adventure story. The choices the students make in the story affect what happens to the birds. Students not only get to learn about adaptations but also get to see how pollution interferes with an animal's habitat.
4. Weekly Resource
I found a great hyperdoc example online that centers around informational writing. I would love to work with you to create your own version of this. Third grade teachers, this could be used as is since you cover adaptations in science. To see the resource, click on the image to the left. You can then add to your Google Drive.
5. Friday at the Movies - Still love Michael!
Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools, located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus, I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler