1. Kicking off March with this digital Breakout. Let's plan something for your little peeps! In the meantime, click here to see if you can breakout. (BTW, feel free to let your students try this too.)
2. Google Classroom Tip: Did you know that many PDFs can be opened in Google Docs when stored in Drive? Formatting may be altered, but it is still a valuable conversion option in some circumstances. You could then scan some of your old resources into pdf format and open them in Google Drive. Make any corrections or alterations you need to update the resource and then post to Classroom.
3. Did you know that you can adjust the resolution of a chromebook with a keyboard short cut? Just click and hold the "ctrl & shift" and tap the "-" until it doesn't change any more, then tap "+" once. This should take you to 100% resolution. So quick and easy! Thanks to Sarah Kiefer for the tip.
4. Digital Choice Board-Many of you are beginning to delve into using Google Classroom more and more. Like the real classroom, there are always students who will finish early. I stumbled across this digital choice board. This one is for 2nd grade but the idea could be tweaked for any grade level. To get your copy of this, click on the image. When the document opens, go to FILE->MAKE A COPY.
5. Monday at the Movies: Here are two really cool videos shared with me from Wendy Gordon. Thanks, Wendy!
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