1. I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW THIS WEEKEND! For a while now I have been thinking that there had to be a way to declutter my STREAM view in my classroom. So while I was working on a classroom I am creating to help folks earn their Google Level 1 Certification, I hunted for a means to do just that and finally had to reach out to our two Google Trainers in Amherst. And of course, because we have the best of the best, one of the was able to help me out. Thanks, Jennifer! So now I have created a Cheat Sheet so that you can clean up your STREAM as well! Just click on my image for a printable copy.
2. I also explored the new Priority and Work Space views in G-Suite. I love this and now have it as my default view when I open up Drive. This way it keeps the important files right at your fingertips. Here is a quick video I did to explain Priority View.
3. Years ago I worked with a wonderful Kindergarten teacher who lamented the fact that it was difficult to find digital math manipulatives. So I created some for her. I now have these on my drive and am sharing the folder with you . Once you have these files you can click on an image, copy, and then paste it into a document of your own so that you can use these in games, digital worksheets, etc. Click on the image to get to the folder.
4. Are you looking for STEAM resources for your classroom that correlate with the Standards of Learning? Have you checked your Clever portal yet? Go to the Amherst County Public Schools home page and locate Clever on the left. Open it with your Google logon and then find an application called EMedia. EMedia has reading articles, videos and even simulations that all support our standards. This would be a great place to pull in resources for your blended classroom!
5. Friday at the Movies - I have had lots of folks asking me about Maker Spaces and why are they important. Here is a great video that not only explains what they are but gives some suggestions for integrating them.
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