1. I have had some requests for sites that would make good center activities PBS has a wonderful site called Dot's Story Factory. With this site students can write and illustrate simple stories. Really cool!
2. If you are trying to get your students writing while creating a mini project, look at Read-Write-Think's Printing Press. This interactive wizard helps students create a newspaper, brochure, or a poster. These things were easy to do when we were all working on Windows that included Publisher. Chromebooks however, do not read Publisher documents. It's ok. This site helps guide students through their project and when they are done, they can email it to you. It will come to you as a PDF. Save it to Classroom in a folder you create. Or have them save it as a PDF and they can turn it in themselves through Google Classroom.
3. E-Learning for Kids has some amazing math lessons! These would be wonderful activities to put into your Google Classroom! And they have other subject areas as well as math. This is a FREE resource!
4. This week's Google resource is a freebie I found on another technology teacher's website. You can create as many slides as you need. Create one for each Dolch word or spelling work you want the students to work on. Then have them drag shades up to cover the work. They type the word, and then read the work 3 times. There is an example slide to show you what to do. Click the image to download the document.
5. Friday at the Movies - I love Ted Talks!
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