Staff Library Lowdown
Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers
1. My name doesn't start with a T like hers does and
2. These are not my tips they are Tammy Worcester Tang's tips, so always give her credit if you use it or share it.
Some GREAT stuff to share
I'm going to link each of her lessons below.
Want to give a self checking quiz, check out her templates for these.
How about a lesson where your class can have a Twitter conversation about a lesson.
How fun would it be for 2 characters in a book or even 2 characters from a different time period have a conversation via text message. This isn't a Google lesson but fits right in with the twitter conversation.
Want to make Flashcards using a Google Spreadsheet? Try this.
Have you ever heard of BatchGeo? You can create a map with information you collected from a Google Form, like where did a person grow up or where was your famous person born. Check out this activity. It seems harder than it is, I promise.
Want to do an oral question game and have the kids answer, then use the Wiz Quiz Template.
Want your kids to be detectives? Use this ABC Detective Agency Template for them to answer questions with all the letters of the Alphabet. We did this as a group of 100 people it was really fun!
Student Technology Activities
Who Am I? What Am I? Where Am I? Such a simple activity that can be used in every content area. Gosh why didn't I think of this. I did it with circles in a book like guess the animal but never thought to do it with technology.
Speaking of research and reports, I can't wait to show y'all in 10 minutes or less how you can have a professional paper written, with pictures, quotes and cited, all without ever reading a word or learning anything. Does that sound like things we want our kids doing? Well NO but guess what they can do it. In order to correct this we need to think of the way the assignment is given and what we are asking for. Boy times have changed.
Don't assign a report on a famous person have them do this instead. An ABC Biography.
With older students they even made the biography be written in chronological order of the person's life. That seems hard. They all got one cheat and most kids picked the letter X.