1. Chromebooks can read QR codes! Across the division Chromebooks are being introduced. We have pockets of them everywhere it seems and more are coming! You can find lots of pre-made task cards for both cost and FREE on Teachers Pay Teachers. You can print these off and use your Chromebook's web cam by installing the QR Chrome extension. This extension both creates and reads QR codes! By the way, the QR code in this post has a special message for you!
2. Amazing learning apps for IPads and Android tablets can be found at Duck, Duck, Moose! They not only have great apps but many of them (not all) have worksheets to accompany the apps! During your Christmas break, try some of them out with your own kids.
3. Many of the sessions I attended this weekend at VSTE were focused on Google and how the apps could be used in the classroom. I wanted to share a couple of resources and just remind you that I am a Google Certified teacher. I would LOVE to come in and help you create activities and learning tasks that you could use in your classroom.
To Regroup or Not Regroup?
One More Snowman
4. Symbaloo is a tool that Gail and I have shown folks before but recenlty they have added a new feauture. You can create a lesson plan using Sumbaloo Lesson Planner. In the same manner that you add tiles to a Symbaloo for students to access, in the lesson plan maker you add videos, books, pictures, links. Then you can add questions to accompany the video or link. You assgin the lesson plan and the students get a "code" to log into the plan. Once they log in and type thier name the plan begins. They will see the plan as if it is a game board. They move through each tile and cannot proceed to the next tile until they have answered the questions about the one they are on. If you are interested in learning how to use this to guide research project, see me.
5. Friday at the Movies--It's time for all of us to start our snow dancing!
Sharing from Mike:
If you are at Monelison you have already seen this but I wanted to share with my folks and to remind MMS of these great resources.
There are some new web resources that I learned about from one of today's session that I think you may like (or LOVE) and use for your classroom instruction...presented by
Teachers First Edge - http://goo.gl/zyE5Kb
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Session I attended "Chart Your Course with Cutting Edge Tech Tools"
Check out the Wakelet >> http://goo.gl/zyE5Kb
_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