1. Pre-made Google Templates for learning tasks. This site has tons and tons of templates. The link above takes you to the Google Draw templates but then there are more links to take you to templates for Docs and Slides. Check it out! You may need to weed through it a bit. Anyone can submit a template to Google's database and there is lots of junk stuff too. But don't discount looking at the business templates. Here are a few suggestions:
2. Math Manipulatives Clipart for Google Apps. I have started and am still working on creating clipart that you can use in your Google documents. Just click the link, open up the Google Draw document, make a copy of it (File -> Make a Copy) and it is yours. You can copy and paste from the Google Draw page onto a slide or document. I have tangrams, pentominoes, counters, base 10 blocks, unit cubes, and math u see rods. Fraction manipulatives coming next.
3. More children's read-alouds on technology;
4. Read Write Think is a web site full of resources that I was made aware of years ago during my time as an NTTI Master Teacher. We lost the funding for the NTTI but many of the resources are still there and are only getting better. This site has interactives, project based learning ideas, lesson plans and much more! Returning to an amazing resource like Read, Write, Think is almost like opening the box of Christmas decorations each year.
5. Friday at the Movies - Just a "feel good" video on unlikely friendships.
_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