1. Reading Workshop Hyperdoc- This is an example of a reading workshop hyperdoc. A hyperdoc is a Google Document that replaces a worksheet method of delivering instruction. It adds innovation and inquiry methods of instruction. This is a very basic hyperdoc geared toward 5th grade but could easily be tweaked to fit any grade from 2-5. Click on the image to open the resource.
2. Hello Autumn Draw Document - Google Draw is one of Google's most overlooked gems. Send each of your students this Draw document through classroom and ask them to create a word web which would describe our current season of the year. Or perhaps they could use this background to create a math story problem. In grades K & 1, this could be used whole group. Click on the image to open the document.
3. How many of you remember the 1990 game called The Oregon Trail? I was teaching PK at this time and remember walking past a classroom where the student was playing this game. I was enthralled (and at that time still very much scared of the computer)! I just stumbled upon this game set up on the Internet Archive. Have fun walking down Memory Lane. I think I may even try to pull this up and see what today's kids think about this old game.
4. Last year I stumbled across The Open Library which is a collection of more than one million free ebook titles. The ebooks in the Open Library can be read online, downloaded to your computer, read on Kindle and other devices, and embedded into other sites.Great way to find multiple copies of a book without paying a fortune to do so!
5. Friday at the Movies-This video is a little long but well worth it! It was originally sent to Dr. McGinnis at MHES by one of his first grade teachers, Mrs. Barbara Daniszewski.
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