Tech Talk for K-3 Teachers

Mrs. Miller

November 2015

Hello LTPS K-3 Teachers,

November issue of Tech Talk for teachers has arrived. Each month I will pass along dynamic educational websites for you!

Gobble it up (lol),

Linda

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Skyping with authors for FREE!

Kate Messner provides a list of authors who will Skype with elementary classes for free.

http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/
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If you need help with any of the resources in this Smore flyer, please contact me!

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Smartboard Exchange is a wonderful resource for finding notebooks in the curricular area you are teaching.

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Brainpop Jr. for Educators has significantly upgraded their Educators section. There are SO many new features and tools available to educators including: CCSS connections, lesson plans and materials including graphic organizers, webinars, game up assessments and so much more.

Free for teachers!

http://educators.brainpop.com/

Safe IMAGE sites

If you are looking for safe sites for searching images, I recommend these, but I would encourage you to check them out before using it with students.

Videos with lots of content - search/filter by curricular area of interest

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This is a wonderful alternative to Google Maps. There is no username, email address, log in, or password required. Mapmaker Interactive enables you to choose which style of base maps you want, add layers and so much more. I highly recommend this resource.

Here is a detailed tutorial from Richard Byrne that explains this program

Social Media overload!

So much social media to choose from! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Blogger, Linkedin, You Tube, Vine, Tweet Chat, Scoop It & more.


The two sites I find most useful are; Twitter & Scoop It. Twitter is not only an instant way to post what's happening, it's a dynamic search engine for any information you are seeking. Scoop It - search for topics and publish content.