Techie Tidbit Tuesday

December 1, 2015

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Hour of Code

Okay, so when you think of "computer code" or "coding" do you think of something totally out of your league and you couldn't possibly understand that crazy foreign language?

Well, it's easier than you think! AAAAAAnd you don't necessarily need a computer to write code. Mind blown yet?

I would love to see many participants in The Hour of Code movement next week. There are prizes!! More information to come! Check the Hour of Code Website to familiarize yourself with it. It's amazing and the kids will love it!

Tool of the Week - Comic Creator

The Comic Creator with Read-Write-Think allows students to create their own comic strip to support prewriting and/or reading activities. Students can choose backgrounds, characters and begin with a written draft (pictured below) before creating online.
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Tip of the Week - Random Name Picker

Random Name Picker is a FREE tool that allows you to put in names and spin a virtual wheel to have a name randomly selected from the wheel. No registration required!

Great visual for students!

Teacher Spotlight - Donna Wylie

Mrs. Wylie organized a successful Nepris experience with all 4th grade students at Miss May Vernon. The guest presenter, Chef Grant Mickels, assisted with understanding procedural text by explaining instructions for some of his recipes and much more! Chef Mickels cooks for some of the major airline companies such as American Airlines.

Great job, Mrs. Wylie! The students loved it and were completely engaged! (teachers too!)

Check out Mrs. Wylie's (archived) Nepris experience here. Search for Cooking, Following a Procedural Text.

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