1. Recently, I was asked if I knew of any new math game sites. You need to try Arcademic Skill Builders. On this site students create an online name, which, BTW, gives you a perfect opportunity to teach internet safety skills. Once they have their name they can begin the game. They will find themselves competing with other students also playing the game. This is the driving motivator! The students love the competition!
2. Mission US is a FABULOUS interactive game from PBS that supports US history instruction. Your students love selecting a time period and taking on the role of someone in that period.
3. February is Black History Month so why not allow your students to experience the rich culture of African Americans? Not sure where to start? Google's Cultural Institute is highlighting Black History this month. Check it out here!
4. There is a brand new library of Hyperdocs that has just been created by "The Hyperdoc Girls". What is a hyperdoc? A hyperdoc is a digital document, usually created with one of the Google Apps, which has links for students to follow to find out information or to a site or another document where the student will create a presentation to showcase what they have learned. Think webquest but easier to create. This link is to one that highlights Black History. If you would be interested in creating your own hyperdoc, please check with your ITRT.
5. Friday At The Movies- The Dangers of a Single Story
This is a little long but beautiful.
_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