Tech Me 564
Vol 5: Balanced Literary and Technology Integration
Last week, I have also began enrolling students in Edmodo. The students' first activity was to create their own Edmodentity - expressing their identity with an Edmodo avatar. You can do it too.
Please make sure your students have returned the Edmodo and Apple IOS permission forms. (Additional copies are available in the office.) We will be using this program and device often throughout the year. Please make sure you have updated the Google Doc containing you class info about who has/ has not returned forms. This information will be shared with the Specialist team. (Mr Hooker is eager to start using Edmodo for grades 3-5.)
Be An 'Agent for Change'
Wow Websites and Awesome Apps
Computer Lab Sign up
Please respect the space. (I removed 8+ large loads of debris.) Please leave the space ready for another user by: returning all equipment to correct location, leaving computers on and at log in screen, pushing in all chairs, and removing all personal belongings (pencils, paper, etc.) Let's get techie!
Independent Reading/ Read to Self
- Students can record their reading using a digital voice recorder (e.g. iPad microphone) or program/website (e.g. Audacity, Audioboo, Vocaroo).
- Students can read online content such as online magazines and e-books (NatGeo, Ranger Rick, Tumblebooks) .
- Students can read current articles from newpapers (Newslea, Tween Tribune).
- Students can read projectable books and highlight difficult words while they read
TIP: You could copy an article in Google Docs. (Remember to cite source.) Next, allow comments from anyone with link. Post link for students to use. The students can then comment or answer questions directly on the article. Awesome way to collaborate.
TIP: When reading online stories, instruct students to choose stories 1 or 2 levels above their current reading level. Remember, we are able to comprehend on a higher level when text is read aloud to us than when attempting to read it ourselves. Push students to reach that next level of proficiency.
Read&Write for Google™
No Red Ink
For Your Info...
Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept 15 - Oct 15
History Myths Busted
...This FREE event requires registration. Please complete ouron-line registration form to attend. Certificates documenting contact hours will be given at completion of the workshop. Questions? Contact Susan Horton firstname.lastname@example.org, or 919-907-7982."
Tech Interest Survey
Spread the word! 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are invited to join the Tech Club.