1. In honor of Black History Month, I feel it is important to recognize all the contributions to science, technology, engineering, art, and math by African-Americans. Here is a list from A-Z of Black Inventors! Thanks to these amazing individuals for all that they have given us!
2. There is a really awe-inspiring picture book entitled, Through My Eyes. This is an autobiography of Rosa Parks. This would be a perfect read aloud for grades 2-5. Students in grades 4 & 5 may be able to read it for themselves. If you can get your hands on a copy of this book, pair it up with this hyperdoc! To get your own copy of this document, just click on the image.
3. This resource, created and shared by Charles Preston, may provide some outstanding resources beyond what you have previously used. The resources cover a wide range of history and people that may or may not be familiar to you. This is a community contributed to work, so you will also see resources contributed by addition people. Charles Preston is a motivational speaker who shared this resource out through Twitter. Click on the image to access his folder.
4. Recently, Derek Adam was looking for a YouTube Downloader and I sent him my page with lots of links on it - including a link to a website to download a video from YouTube. The original request went to all of Central Elementary and during that conversation, Emily Hawk, a kindergarten teacher also suggested a resource. Here is another amazing tool called ViewPure! It filters the ads from a YouTube video.
5. Monday's Movie - I NEED SOME SNOW!!
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