2. STEAM Idea of the Week: I just discovered something. Of course, I often discover things that others already knew about so if I share something that you are aware of, please forgive me. But have you ever heard of paper circuits? Here is a site that has lots of tutorials and ideas. This would be a great thing for older students to do! This one costs a little to put together but it didn't seem to be terribly expensive. The kits that you purchase seem to cost more than if you went on Amazon and purchased just the components you need.
3. Digital Citizen Week: This week is Digital Citizen Week and I failed to mention it. I am so sorry! However, just because the week is over does not mean that we can't still talk about our digital footprints that we are stomping all over the network. I have an ebook called If You Give A Mouse An IPhone. I would love to come read it to your students, yes, even 5th graders like to be read to. You could build an internet safety lesson around the book. Let me know!
4. Google Resource: I love this extension! It's called the TLDR extension and it will shorten and summarize a website. It stands for too long didn't read and even works with email. So cool! It would be a great extension to add to a student's Chromebook. Put in a help ticket if you are interested in having Joe add it.
5. Friday at the Movies: The Skibide Challenge is going viral. I was not impressed with their original video so I had to find a more PG version to share!
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