February 16, 2016
Technology Tuesday is something new I'm trying. I am constantly finding new things to share and got the idea of a monthly newsletter from the librarian at Francis Howell Central High School. Eventually, my goal is to send this out on the first Tuesday of every month. There of course may be exceptions. I hope to include one or two things that might help you out in your classroom.
Move It Chrome Extension
It's winter and outside recess isn't happening as much as we'd like. The kids need to move and it shows. The Move it Chrome Extension can be easily added to your Chrome browser (make sure Google Chrome is your default browser). This extension allows you to set a time interval (ex. 15 minutes) and then a short movement activity will pop up on your screen after that time has passed. It might have you hop on one foot ten times or touch your toes. It's great for a short wiggle break when you know the kids are going to be sitting through a longer lesson.
Did you miss the fantastic presentation over Google Forms at the Share Fair? Well, you're in luck, here is the link to the presentation. This will show you how to get started with forms and some of the awesome ways you can start using them in your classroom.
Seesaw is an app that can be used on computers with chrome (which we have), ipads, androids, and kindles. It allows students of all ages to create online portfolios of what they are learning. Student work can be shared with classmates, parents, or published to a class blog. It gives students a real audience for their work and offers parents a window into their child's learning. Check out the video below to see it in action.