1. This resource was actually inspired by MHES third grade teacher, Carmen Sitton who is the "selfie queen!" However, actually kids love selfies too. Use this template in reading to highlight a character in a book. Use it in social studies for students to report on a historical figure. Or you can use it in science to introduce a famous scientist. To use the resource, please click on the image and then from the menu, File->Make A Copy.
2. Many years ago a teacher asked me to create a smartboard lesson which would provide challenges to see how many total gifts were received during the Twelve Days of Christmas. Last year I turned this smartboard challenge into a Digital Breakout. Can your students do the math? You can have your students complete one challenge a day or you can do it all at one time. Last year I sent it out each day but some teachers wanted to do it all at once so this year I am leaving the decision up to you! I hope you enjoy it!
3. This link is shared by Gail. It provides three ways of presenting a YouTube video so that students cannot see the comments. Let me know if you need help with it. I love the idea of NicerTube.
4. This is another resource found by Gail. Each day this folder has a pixel art that students can complete. It has a PDF grid that you can print out and color using crayons, markers, or pencils with younger students but you may wish to have older students open up a Google Sheet and do this digitally. I would love to help with some! Just let me know.
5. Friday at the Movies. - ENJOY!
_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