Tech Tip Tuesday for December 8, 2015
Exploring Sea Turtles Through Project Based Learning
On Thursday and Friday, third graders at Deer Valley Elementary culminated their sea turtle immersion PBL with a museum open to family and special guests. The museum showcased student learning through art, writing, and technology. Parents journeyed down the hall filled with ocean decorations. Visitors used QR readers on their phones, viewing technology projects ranging from student created audio recordings to websites. At each end of the hall students shared the importance of protecting the turtles. By the end of the showcase, they received $800 in donations. This money will be used to protect three shorelines and a nest. What a difference these students have made!
The third grade team met early in the school year to plan their first Project Based Learning experience for their students. During the planning stage, the team discovered they could cover 134 standards immersing their students in sea turtle research. The teachers arranged a virtual field trip through the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and invited a marine biology student to present.
To learn more about this project, be sure to check out the project website below.
Flubaroo Integrates with Google Drive
Flubaroo just made sharing grades, student answers, and answer keys so much easier. When you share the grades a new folder will be created to easily view their responses. Students will receive individual documents showing their responses, grades, and key.
For more information click on the link below:
Karen Darroch's Schedule:
Tuesday - Deer Valley Elementary
Wednesday - Bluff Park Elementary
Thursday - Greystone Elementary
Link to Help Form: http://goo.gl/forms/FSrkrKVktU
Link to Frequently Asked Questions: http://bit.ly/1Lit5k3 (Content added daily!)
Sara Carpenter's Blog: http://www.techcoachtimes.blogspot.com/
Time to Share!
Great Website to find apps:
I would love to come to your room and teach a lesson. Here are just a few of the lessons I am teaching in the classrooms.
- Create a digital post card using Google Slides
- Create a Mystery Number, Person, Place, or Thing with Google Slides
- Lesson on Tour Builder
- Create Student Portfolios using Google Sites
- Pick from a number of Google Projects
- Graph data using Google Sheets
- Research lessons
- Technology Playground Centers
- Code Lessons
- Google Drive lessons with the Do's and Don'ts of creating a Google Slide Presentation
- Read a Digital Book with a writing extension activity using Google Docs
- Reading Centers with iPad
- Digital Citizenship Lessons
- Research Lessons
Please email me or fill out the help form to schedule a day and time.
I would love to learn from you! Please invite me into your classroom to see all the engaging ways you are using technology in your classroom.