1. Google Classroom
Are you still having issues with Google Classroom? Here is an amazing site done by one of my Google heroes that walks you though how to set up a classroom and get started using it.
2. Site of the Week
I am so excited! I found another new site! Check out Reading Games with Roy. This is a cute site for 1st-3rd grade.
3. Google Resource
Students LOVE-LOVE-LOVE pixel art! We can design a pixel art lesson for just about any topic. Here is an example of one for multiplication. To use this lesson, please click the image and then Make A Copy. Let me know if you want me to design one for your subject.
4. STEAM Idea
This is a lesson from waaaay back, even before I knew what STEAM was all about. Students are put into groups of three to four and given a tray with a medium-sized pumpkin with a pre-cut lid. With their desks covered with several layers of newspaper to contain the “Pumpkin Innards Goop”, students estimate the weight, circumference and number of seeds. After estimates are recorded, students weigh their pumpkin and measure the circumference. Next the students scoop out the “goop”, put seeds in groups of ten and count the seeds. Each group’s data for weight, circumference, and seed numbers is added to a chart. You could use Sheets to create a graph or with older students you can compute the mean, mode, range and median for the pumpkin statistics in our class. Your kids will have a blast with this kind of data analysis (and your room will smell delicious).
5. Friday at the Movies - You gotta love those grannys!
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