1. Here’s a cool way to check whether your students may have plagiarized part of their essays and writings: the Chrome extension Draftback, which plays back the revision history of any Google doc you can edit—down to the keystroke.
2. In light of October being Special Needs Awareness Month, I would like to share this cool app For students with dyslexia, the OpenDyslexic extension converts web page text into a special font designed to make reading easier. Combine this with Read Aloud , an extension for listening to websites or text selections in spoken form. Read Aloud also works with G-Suite.
3. This week's Halloween breakout is for the older students. It's called Haunted House Goes Dark On Halloween. I would not recommend this one for younger students. The locks are too difficult but this would be perfect for grades 3-5
4. This week's STEAM suggestion is to allow students to create tessellations. Tessellations are easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy to make! And tons of fun! Perfect center for those rainy days or days when mowing is happening and the students can't go outside. Check out the directions here.
5. Friday at the Movies -- I thought you may want some help with report cards. Check out his app. LOL!!
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