1. This week's resource: Capture the moment. This came from an old worksheet that I had. I scanned the worksheet first which created a pdf. Then I took a screenshot of the pdf which turned it into an image file. I inserted the image onto a Google Draw document and added my own directions. This could be used in a math lesson as well. On the viewfinder students could write out a story problem and on the lens they could illustrate the strategy. Please let me know if you would like help creating your own assignments.
2. G-Suite Dashboard: On Thursday I had a moment of panic when I tried to open my Google Drive and nothing was showing up. I immediately emailed our Tech Department. However, if I had checked the G-Suite Dashboard, I would have seen that Drive was down. If you are ever wondering why a Google App isn't working, you can check here to see if it is Google's fault.
3. Carmen Sitton from MHES stumbled upon this website from Alice Keeler which has a TON of templates you can use in your Google assignments. I love to browse this site. It is one of my favorites.
4. One of the blogs I follow is by a man named Richard Byrne. Check out his post about the math games in Kahoot. Kahoot is one of my all time favorite sites to use. It's great for an informal assessment.
5. Friday at the Movies-Try not to laugh
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.
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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