1. Class Kick is a really awesome and FREE app for providing instant feedback on student assignments that you can see in one location in real time! This app makes it SO easy to create assignments (blank work pages, links to videos, embed images, leave voice recordings, web content, etc.) once you create a FREE teacher account.
The app works very much like Nearpod. with some cool differences. One of the coolest features that I can't wait to test out is that students can anonymously help each other if someone gets stuck solving a problem. Or they can "raise their hand" so that you can see what their hang-up is from your device and provide the instant feedback they need.
All students do to "login" is tap on the Class Kick app and enter the class code that will be provided once the teacher sets up his/her account.
When I first saw this app I could only think to use it for working out math problems. However, right after I joined the website sent me an email that contained links to lessons I could download. They have a multitude of lessons that span the curricula.
I love this app!
2. Integrating literature into technology. I recently stumbled upon some great titles that I have added to my Amazon wish list. I wanted to share the titles with you as well.
3. Stoodle is an online whiteboard service supported in part by the CK-12 Foundation. Through Stoodle you can quickly create a collaborative whiteboard space. On your whiteboard you can type, draw, and upload images. You can connect Stoodle to your computer's microphone and talk your collaborators while drawing, typing, or sharing images.
Stoodle does not require you to create an account. To create a Stoodle whiteboard space just click "launch a classroom," name your room, and share the URL assigned to your room. Stoodle could be an excellent tool to use for impromptu peer tutoring sessions. Stoodle could also a great tool for hosting online brainstorming sessions.
4. Dr. Brendon Albon asked the ITRTs to share a couple of resources so here they are!
5. Friday at the Movies
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