Cool Tools You Can Use
Apps and websites from the Media Center
DESTINY - the on-line card catalog.
Destiny can make life simpler for you and your students for research, looking up genres, which books are Reading Counts, and Lexile levels. Did you know that if you make a list of books, you can make that list public to your students? They would then know which books you would like for them to check out for a particular project, genre, or theme.
You can add Destiny as an app on your Launchpad page. Students can do this on theirs also. I will be happy to show you and your students how to do this.
Destiny will create a bibliography for you of books and websites. What could be easier with science projects coming up?
I will be happy to do a Tech Tuesday on Destiny or can show you quickly all of these great tools after school one day. Would you be interested in a Tech Tuesday on Destiny?
BoardBuilder for 2nd - 6th grades
This tool allows students to create a Board which is similar to a poster on lots of coffee. You can add videos, music, pictures, and text to the board. More than one person can work on the same Board at the same time. This can be a great way to "flip" your classroom or to have students create a Board explaining something they have been learning about.
I have a list of 50 ways to use BoardBuilder in your classroom.
If you would like to see an example of a Board, just type a subject to search for and click on Boards. This will tell you if someone else has already "invented the wheel".
Did you know Discovery Ed. has a lot of educational songs on the website? You can search for songs the same way you did for Boards.