Little Sandcrabs Newsletter
Weekly Visits Updates
As I look forward to our last month of the 2015-2016 school year, I can't help to think about all the wonderful things that have happened this year. All our elementary students have had an opportunity to be exposed to technology in their classrooms. Some teachers have taken the challenge to engage their students in using the technology. Many had their students create projects for our 1st Annual Technology Showcase. I was so proud of the projects that all of our students created for this showcase. It proves that our students can always reach far above any of our expectations we may have for them. During the upcoming month of May I look forward to sharing technology tools with students they can use to review for the upcoming STAAR. I am also finding technology resources that I am sharing links for teachers to use in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Now that you have been introduced to the Chromebooks I hope that each one of you will plan ways that you can integrate them into your lessons. Be sure to bookmark the resources being sent out to you so that you will have access to them for the next school year. Also don't forget to sign up for the summer technology training that will be offered in August.
Since this is my final newsletter for the 2015-2016 school year I would like to wish you all a restful and safe summer break. Be sure to take time for yourself and relax.
Sharing this website here because it is so good. I have had several teachers email me back and thank me for sharing this site. Be sure to take some time to review what this site has to offer for your students. Remember you can use these with your interactive boards, chromebooks, or tablets. There is even resources for music, art, and holidays. Pretty amazing what you can do with technology these days. Interactive Websites
Graphic Organizers Gallery
Another great find I shared with you in the past two weeks was an article about GAFE App Smashing. While digging through the article I discovered a site that has all kinds of graphic organizers made using GAFE Apps. Some of these organizers can be used with younger students as well as older students. Here is a link to the 40+ Graphic Organizers I shared with you last week. Once you open this link save to your drive and it will automatically make a folder in your drive to the templates. Just remind your students to make a copy of the link you share or force your students to make a copy. Again these are great resources you can use with your interactive boards, chromebooks, tablets, or student computers.