With the start of the new school year I haven't had time to post much. This year has been extremely hectic as we are moving into providing GAFE accounts for all of our students 2-12. As soon as I get everyone into their accounts life should be a little easier.
This weekend has been nice as the holiday has given me a chance to catch my breath. I spent some time browsing the net for ideas. I stumbled upon a kindergarten teacher's site that had a template for Connect Four created with Google Draw.
What she did was merely play with a class from a different state in order to show her students the power of the internet. I would like to suggest something with a little more substance. You could create content based questions and the students would have to answer the question correctly before moving a piece into play. It would really be cool to partner up with a class in a different school. In fact, let your students create the questions that will be asked of the other class.
This would make a wonderfully engaging review task!
_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