Tech & Media Mashup
BEWARE of this app!
The app works similar to Airdrop, but you cannot track who is sending what to whom! It is a major distraction and trouble waiting to happen. The app allows students to send or "Flick" games, photos, and notes to each other without the teacher knowing. We have already had a case of inappropriate behavior with this app in our school. I can see the value of the app in some educational settings, but our kids have not proven to be responsible enough to have it.
3 More App Challenges This Week
The last 3 will be up by the week's end. One of them will be an app of your choice! I have to get the SEA System information turned by the middle of the month. If you are interested in receiving credits for this PD, be sure and complete the challenges over the next 2 weeks. I can give .5 credit for half the apps and 1 credit hour for all of them. I am going to carry it over to next year as well. If you haven't been able to get as many in as you'd have liked, you can pick it up next year and receive your credit for the next school.
This really isn't an app, it's web-based--but it's so much fun! Kahoot! is a great way to bring game-based learning into your classroom!
Become more familiar with our district's new LMS (learning management system) and create your first course!
Would you like digital access to thousands of popular book titles such as Scaredy Squirrel, Bear in Underwear, and Big Nate? Would you like it even better if it was FREE? Well, check this app out!
K-2 teachers--we will get together next week since your schedules were full of Reading 3D, IEP meetings, and other events. :)
Discovery Education SOS Stategies
The Whittle It Down strategy is designed to scaffold summarization by having students work independently, then collaboratively as part of a small group, and finally as a whole class to ‘whittle down’ a list of vocabulary words that are most important to understanding the topic being studied. This final list is then used to compose a summary of the topic. This works well with a DE video on your topic of study! Check out the PDF or video link below to see how to implement it in your classroom.
iPad "Wellness Checks"
From Mrs. Sloop...
Reading Fair Project
Thank you for supporting the reading fair genre project. The idea behind the project is to get kids excited about reading from different genres, interacting with the text and using the technology tools that they have in order to showcase some of their work. Projects are technically due on May 8th. The Intimidators game is not until May 16th, but I’d like to send tickets home on Monday the 13th in order to give families time to plan ahead. Please just send me a class roster, or list of names of students who completed a project and I will get the tickets to you. I hope your students have enjoyed the project and hope that you’ve found it to be a useful way to integrate their library books into your ELA activities.