Chief Tech Tips
Tips for 1:1 iPad Integration - September 23, 2014
Way to Go 5th Grade Parents!!
An App and a Snack
Today we will be looking at all of the different Legos that are available for you to use in your classroom. Come prepared to be hands on and play around with the Legos a little. I will share ideas for how they have been used in the classroom in the past, and we can all share ideas for using them this year.
Next week we will skip An App & A Snack due to the Book Fair being open late on Tuesday and Miss Truluck's "Readers Today, Leaders Tomorrow" workshop.
Tech Integration Updates
Photos - As more and more of our students begin using iPads on a daily basis, we need to be sure we talk to them about downloading (or taking) hundreds of photos. Let's try to encourage students to only take or download photos when it is a part of a lesson. Also let's keep reminding them to have a "selfie" as a lock screen and as their profile picture on Edmodo. Thanks!
Earbuds - If anyone has students who have not been able to bring in earbuds so far this year, please let me know. I do have a limited supply that I can share with our less fortunate students.
Don't you want to come and join us??
Digital Citizenship Lessons
Having said that, I know some of you are looking ahead to October (yes, it is next week). I think it might make sense to start looking at how to search for information. For K-2, try "ABC Searching" or "Using Keywords." For 3-5, I would highly recommend "The Key to Keywords." I saw Mrs. Green teach that one last year, and it was very good!
Remember that it is my goal for all of you to be certified digital citizenship educators by Common Sense Media by the end of this year. If you let me know when you teach the lessons, I will know when you are ready to apply for this certification!
Student Tech Experts
Be sure to nominate students to me to join this new team!