This spring I took part in an Intel course called Project Based Learning through Virtual Virgina. I have attached my final project below with my facilitator's remarks embedded in it. This was a great course and I fully recommend it. One of the most impressive things was the way the facilitator interacted with us. She made her self part of every conversation and was both a learner as well as an instructor.
I had my end of the year evaluation today. I think it went well. When my
paperwork comes back in, I will link it here. I made proficient which is good.
The next step up would be excelling. Practically the only way to earn that is
to be perfect. We all know that teachers are continual learners so perfection
is not possible.
This link provides free file folder games as well as game templates ready to download and customize by adding your own text. You can print them out in color or in black & white.
Another twist if you don’t want to spend the time cutting and gluing is to turn the games into Smartboard documents. You would need to use the snipping tool found in Windows 7 to “cut” each piece of the template apart separately. Then you can copy and paste this into Smart Notebook and use you transparent tool to “white out” any border around the image. Your ITRT could help you do this. I have also included a short video to demonstrate how to turn one of these templates into a Notebook document. These games would be great ways to teach those beginning click and drag skills that will be needed later to
ace the TEI items.
_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