3 for Thursday

September 10, 2015

1. Google Sites

You've heard about Google Sheets, Docs, Slides, and Forms, but have you heard of Google Sites? Sites is a tool for creating webpages. If you ever wanted to create a class webpage where you could share dates and information for parents as well as post resources for students then....you have itslearning! But what about having your students create and maintain a class webpage to showcase what the class is learning? Not only could the page include a section for each subject, but also 'fun' topics such as facts about the teacher or a joke of the week. Could this make writing come alive for your students? Check out these facts, then to learn even more, watch the tutorial below.
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2. Photos for Class

Photos for Class is a place to access safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms. Only images that are free for use and allow for derivative works are shown. This site has been added to our Favorites menu in the Photo-Image Sites folder.

3. Scholastic Book Reviews

Students can use this site to write/submit (for potential publication) their own book reviews and can read reviews from students around the country. Reviews can be written directly into the site, or cut and pasted from another source. Students love to see their own words online! The review writing section includes tips for writing a good review. Scholastic also offers "workshops" focused on helping students complete different types of writing. Each workshop is accompanied by a Teacher's Guide and a Related Booklist. Take a look at this Poetry Writing Workshop presented by Jack Prelutsky.
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About 3 for Thursday

Tech tips and timely topics presented for the teachers of Mashburn Elementary (and anyone they'd like to share with.) At Mashburn Elementary, Our Mission is developing deep levels of Relationships, Engagement, and Rigor.