Now that Amherst has moved to Google elementary teachers are wanting to provide access to Google Docs for their students. Below is a video tutorial which provides a solution.
Here is another really cool tool that I have discovered. Dotvoting.org is a free polling tool that you can use to take the temperature of the class to determine understanding. You could create a TEI question or an exit card. The great thing is that once the poll is complete you can open the results in Wordle to quickly see a visual representation of the result. Check out my tutorial below.
_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