3 for Thursday

September 18, 2014

1. Would You Rather?

Here's a nifty idea for some extended response math problems at Would You Rather? Math. I absolutely LOVE these-but if they don't work with your math curriculum, it would be very easy to create new ones that do. Regardless of the question, students are always asked to justify their answer using mathematics. The Discussion Thread element/activity in itslearning would make a perfect place to present some Would You Rather? math problems to your students.
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2. Tiki-Toki

Tiki-Toki is web-based software for creating beautiful interactive timelines that you can share on the internet. Tiki-Toki can be used by students under the age of 13 with supervision. An account is required and a free account allows for the creation of one timeline-however, if you've been looking for a free timeline creator, this one works well. If you're interested, stop by and I'll show you how you can get more timelines without the paid upgrade. This would be a great tool for visual representations of historical events, particularly in fourth and fifth grades where your social studies curriculum is more sequential.

3. Technology Integration

If you have been at Mashburn, or in Forsyth County, for a while, then you've heard the terms Literacy, Adapting, and Transforming applied to classroom technology integration. The Florida Center for Instructional Technology has identified five levels of technology integration and has provided samples of lessons at each level in the primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings. Each sample includes objectives, basic procedures, and a brief video.

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About 3 for Thursday

Tech tips and timely topics presented for the teachers of Mashburn Elementary (and anyone they'd like to share with.) At Mashburn Elementary, Our Mission is developing deep levels of Relationships, Engagement, and Rigor.