My blog is moving to a new day with a new name. I will still provide just a short list of suggestions but in order to send out one memo all the ITRTs are posting their bog links to the ITRT site and all blogs will be sent to you on Monday. When thinking about a new name for my blog, (I can't be called Five on Friday anymore, now can I?) I thought about a favorite quote of mine from Arthur C. Clark who said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." This appeals to me since I love fairy tales as well as true stories of our past kings, queens, and courts of old. Hence the name of Magical Mondays. LOL!! I know it's corny!
1. This first site was shared with me by a student. Don't you love when you learn from a child!?! He said that his dad pulled this up and showed him this last week when the entire world was talking about Australia being on fire. Did you know that Australia is almost the same size as the United States? Not sure if I am correct? Use this site to check on me. This is a truly fun site to play on and learn some geography at the same time.
2. This next one is a game changer! I have been researching digital notebooks and came across this add-on for slides called Slip and Slide. I love the name! An add-on is something within a Google app (like Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) that gives you the ability to do something "more". This add-on allows you to slip slides into presentation. So your students have slide decks as their "notebooks" and you want to add a page. Use this amazing add to do so. Please let me know if you need assistance.
3. I hate recommending something that costs money but this site is too good to just let it pass by without sharing with you. It's called Book Widgets and allows you to create activities that can either be embedded on your website or posted in your Google Classroom. The cost is $49 a year but I hate to say; but, I pay that much at Teachers Pay Teachers about every two-three months. You can save your widgets and use them year after year. Take a peek at just fraction of what they allow you to create.
4. Many of you are now working on Google Certification, Level 1, and have asked me about Google Draw. The resource I am sharing today was created by Gail and has been shared before. These are thinking maps that are all done in Google Drawing. To get to this resource, please click here.
5. Monday Movie!
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