1. This week's cool site
It's not often that I come across a site I haven't seen before but I did stumble across a new one for me. Forgive me if I am recommending a site you already know about but I found this one cute! There are some good anchor activities here. Check out Toy Theater!
2. STEAM idea for the week
STEAM challenges don't always have to require messy materials. The purpose behind STEAM is to get students problem solving. You can use a simple site like Physics Games!
3. This week's resource
Would you like to create your own app for your classroom? Shake Up Learning has a great idea for how to use Google Slides to accomplish this. She even provides the template and will walk you through how to use it. Note: Although this isn't difficult, there are a lot of steps involved. If you are interested, please let me know if you need my help.
4. Google Tip
You really need to check out Google's Chrome Web Store! Here are several digital math apps that you may appreciate. Remember, all you need to do is send Joe an email and ask him to add these to your students' Chromebooks.
5. Friday at the Movies - September is gone. We should say goodbye by sending it off to Earth, Wind, and Fire's September as played by the Floppotron!
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.
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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