1. Last week I shared a blog from an educator that showed how to put a digital sticker on a Google Doc. This week I would like to share a site that Gail Moore sent me on Monday. This site allows you to create badges that could be used as stickers for those Google Docs. Way cool! Check out Makebadges.es
2. I have some primary folks asking for an idea to do with students as we are ending our year. I have created this template from a poem that I found in an old Mailbox Magazine. The poem is called Happy To Be Me. Primary students in grades K & 1 do not have access to Google Apps but you can still put them on the apps. How? First, make a copy of this slideshow. Secondly, in your copy, duplicate the slide so that you have one slide per student. Next, on your student computers you will need to log in as yourself and pull up the slideshow. During reading you can open the computer as a center and have the students complete the task. Remember to log out of your account at the end of reading time. I would also take a picture of each student if I were doing this and insert it on to their slide. If you could find a color printer, this would make a cute Mother's Day gift! Here is the link to the slideshow template. Remember, you will need to go to File->Make a Copy.
3. SmartBoarding School is a site with TONS of interactives that were designed to be used on an interactive white board. If I have shared this previously, pls forgive me but it is one of my favorite sites. Please note, it does have a section called Christianity but that does not mean that the rest of the site can't be used.
4. Are your looking for computer based anchor activities? A gentleman on a blog I follow shared his site. It's called Mr. Anker's Tests. It is NOT all tests but rather a collection of flash based games he created for grades K-7. Check it out!
5. Friday at the Movies - this tongue in cheek video is meant 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