1. Here is a tip I picked up at the Google Summit this weekend. Have you ever had a Google document that you wanted displayed full screen for students?
2. I absolutely LOVE Flipgrid and if I were a classroom teacher with a set of Chromebooks, this is a site that I would be using all the time! With Flipgrid, the teacher creates an assignment or "grid" and students respond to a prompt. Try it! Here is a grid that I would love you to respond to. Why did you decide to become an educator? The free account allows you to create one grid. For $65 a year, you can create unlimited grids. I am seriously thinking about upgrading. Why not combine with a couple of teachers in your grade level and split the cost of the account? Even at $65 it isn't a bad deal.
3. Here is a resource I got from the Summit. This is a great project idea! Have the students create a "playlist" for learning. In this project, the student researches a topic and then creates a hyperdoc to teach classmates about their topic. I love this idea!!! I would be willing to work with you to do this in your classroom. Click the image and then go to File-Make A Copy to have an editable version you can post in your Google Classroom. This takes flipping a classroom to a whole new level. Make your students the teachers!
4. I sent this file out last weekend but wanted to post this here as well. This file is full of templates you can use to create TEI questions using Google Slides. To get to the templates, click the image and then File->Make A Copy.
5. Friday at the Movies - Seagulls (Stop it Now)
This was shared with us at the conference. Just wanted to make you smile!
_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