1. Many of us are moving to Chromebooks. This is a poster of keyboard shortcuts that you can hang up close to help students know how to better navigate their device. BTW, how many of these did you know? Some are very similar to Windows keyboard shortcuts. Click on the image to open the mini-poster.
2. This week's resource is an exit card based on emojis. Click on the image to open the resource and then go to File->Make A Copy
3. This is an amazing site with many downloadable resources! It called the Math Shed and does have a ton of math resources but it also has some other resources as well. Although it is mostly for the upper elementary grades there are some primary resources too.
4. Free Technology For Teachers shared a cool new tool that allow students to see the and interact with the code behind a webpage. The tool is called X-Ray Googles. The blog shares an amazing lesson plan which has students hacking a news story and inserting the name of a fictional character. Let me know if you want to plan a lesson around this. This would be very cool!
5. Friday at the Movies - Class Dojo has a series of videos which explains the Growth Mindset to students. Really amazing! Here is the first episode.
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