1. Google has a new simple to use app for 1 to 1 video calling on your mobile called Duo. This is available for both android and IOS although it is easier to use its Knock-Knock feature on android. This is not an app meant to replace a video-conference call. This is a one to one tool. I am still trying to get my family to install. I did manage to talk my sister into installing!
2. Wonderful resource for Internet Safety Lessons called Mr. Young's Bouncy "A" Activities. These span PK to ealy middle school. I will add this to our portal. By the way, don't forget you can access our portaportal off the Amherst website. You can find it on the staff page or here is the direct link: https://guest.portaportal.com/internet.safety
3. Photomath is an app I really wish I had in high school! This is one to share with your own kids. All you do is point your phone at an equation and the app solves it for you. It even shows you the steps on how it is solved.I LOVE IT! It is available for both android and IOS.
4.. Room recess is a site with educational games. The site was and is maintained by a teacher. He is constantly adding new games for ELA, math, keyboarding. These gamies will also work on IOS and android devices.
Friday at the movies - This is another one of my favorites! As we are beginning the second half of our year let's celebrate what our children are becoming and not what is coming at them.
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