1. PBS has organized all their games on a site they call Interactive Whiteboard Games. These are all the wonderful games that correlate to their kids programming and they do make great whiteboard games!
2. Wish you could put a sticker on a student assignment done through Google Apps instead of a grade sometime? Now you can!!! I almost considered going back to Edmodo as an online Classroom because I missed the student badges. I am glad I didn't! This blog not only shows you how to insert a badge or docsticker onto a student assignment but gives you a link to add a folder of stickers to your drive so you have some to give! Let me know if you need help with this. I can't wait to use these!!!!!
3. Some of you have asked for activities that you could do once the SOL testing is over. I just stumbled upon a site called Toonator which could be done in one setting. Students use this site to animate stick figures or if they want they can get more artistic. I can't wait to try this myself.
4. A great activity for older students would be Gamestar Mechanic. This is an awesome site that provides the basics on video game construction. You know, with a little thought either Toonator or Gamestar Mechanic could be integrated into any content area.
5. This isn't really an integration idea. I just wanted to share my sweet foot that the MHES Special Needs PK Class did as part of their Dr. Seuss door contest! Thanks, PK! Look it has my name in Binary! You know, the end of the year would be a great time to introduce binary. Let me know if you would like integration ideas!
_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