The Art of Creating Personalized Learning Environments
FMS Edition - April, 2016
My schedule this year is:
Monday and Tuesday - Ferndale
Wednesday and Thursday - JSGS
Friday - WSA
I will be taking a much-needed vacation April 10 - 17. During this time, I will have limited access to email.
I may also get pulled away from schools from time to time as we prepare for tablet collection, and get the new devices ready to go to you before school gets out.
Bye, Bye, Amplify!
In the meantime, if you have items in Amplify Playlist Builder, you can now export them. There is a link in the top right-hand corner of the toolbar to "Export Lessons".
It will take a bit of time, especially if you have a lot to export and download.
Canvasing Your Class
If you missed it, there are still two more chances for you to learn about Canvas and get paid for it! Click on the links to register.
There will be new information for those who attended in March, and a chance for all to create your own course. This will be a working lunch, so that we can get out as quickly as possible.
EOY Review Resources
Discovery Ed Board Builder (all subjects)
A great tool at your fingertips through your free, established Discovery Education account, Board Builder is a great alternative to traditional review activities. This digital tool allows students to create boards to show what they know through text, videos, audio recordings, and more! Need more convincing? Here are 50 ways to use the Board Builder tool in DE for ALL stubjectt areas! Check out the link below. You must be logged in to view.
Playposit (formerly EduCannon)
PlayPosit allows you to share online videos, including YouTube videos, for students without having to convert or download the video - all you need is the link! You can sign up for the free account, but the student account is optional. Using this tool, you can embed questions for formative assessment throughout the video for students to answer.
Another great feature are pre-made bulbs (interactive video lessons) and video channels that house videos from their partnerships, such as:
Multiple subject areas
The Amoeba Sisters
See me for a mini lesson on PlayPosit if you'd like to learn more about it!
SAS Curriculum Pathways
Below is a link to the resources for grades 6-8 but they are available for grades K-12. There are literally hundreds of items there for free! To better understand their offerings, their website says, "...each SAS Curriculum Pathways resource has an accompanying lesson guide. Lesson guides provide a set of learning objectives, necessary materials, estimated time for completion, ideas for assessment, answer keys/scoring rubrics (if applicable), and alignment to state and Common Core State Standards."
Flash cards, an entire Algebra I course, writing tools, primary resources lesson, data sets for math lessons, map skils, la casa game (for Spanish)....these are just a few of the first listed course. As stated above, all have lesson guides for best use.
*Best used with desktop/laptop PCs.