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with Hornet Library -- March 5, 2018
Google Home and Story Speaker in the Classroom
For classrooms where longer writing passages are encouraged, the interactive "choose your own adventure" templates in Story Speaker will allow students to craft interactive stories. Depending on the response of the listener, the story will skip to the new point in the text. Watch this short video on YouTube about Story Speaker.
This "if, then" type of writing is the same method used by Google Home and countless other computer-based applications that allow kids to "talk" to Santa or the Easter Bunny. It is all in the Coding of the template --- but that is another topic of discussion!
The ways to use Google Home in the classroom are growing as the technology becomes more available and integrated into how we work and play. I challenge you to think about the possibilities of using Story Speaker with Google Home in your classroom setting.
Discovery Education is a digital media library. Warm-ups, a puzzle maker, virtual field trips, and state standard aligned video content is available for your use in the classrooms and for students at home. Lisa has the school passcode.
Calligraphy is one of the many activities available to try at the Innovation Station in the Library. Pens, copy paper, and book guides are available for anyone that wants to try their hand at this creative skill.
On Friday, March 23rd at 8:00 a.m., join Lisa in Lab 2 for a hands-on experience using BreakOut Edu. Donuts will be served and fun will be had! Bring a friend and see what all the options are for the use of this innovative and problem-solving activity in your classroom.
Survival Tips for New (and not so new) Teachers
Try Something New
If you are not counting down to 4:05 this Friday, then you might be the only one! With 9 days of break time ahead of us to get us recharged for the final push to the end of the year, there is a lot to get excited about.
For this challenge, Tweet out a photo of yourself out enjoying your break. Whether you are learning a new craft, finishing up a long-awaited project, catching an ECHS ballgame or just relaxing with family, Tweet out to @Hornet Library with the #HornetLibrary and #ECHSHornets hashtags for your chance to be this week's winner. Submissions must be posted by midnight on Sunday, March 18th!
Enjoy your time away.
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