Tuesday Tech Thoughts

Beth Rihtar-- Instructional Tech Coach, Park Ridge, Illinois

Free Graphic Organizers for your Class!

There's so many great graphic organizers out there.. I know many of you are very crafty about creating things, but if you can download and have a file of common organizers that you use, you can just go to that file again and again! ReadWriteThink.org has an amazing bank of lessons and templates for educators (many usable by students via their Drive, which are editable .pdfs) which are printable. If you're ever seeking a resource, idea, graphic organizer, etc. for writing and/or reading, always check this site out!

Three of my favorites:

Click here for a student-editable KWL chart

Click here for a student-editable Peer Editing Checklist

Click here for a student-editable Acrostic Poem template

Using Canva to create beautiful graphics!

Canva is an amazing free tool to make all sorts of graphics... headers, pictures, graphics for worksheets, flyers, etc. It's a pretty simple tool that allows you to put in text, graphics, layouts, etc. While there is a paid component to Canva, many designs are free and available. You can also use your Google login to create an account simply, and have your resources at your fingertips. If you want your work to be "cute", but want to have some creative control in your design, check out Canva!
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D64 Parent University-- Dr. Devorah Heitner

Tuesday, March 8th, 6:30pm

8101 North Cumberland Avenue

Niles, IL

Come check out Dr. Devorah Hunter discuss about raising children in a digital age. There will be a panel discussion, and opportunities for questions from the audience. Be part of this fantastic discussion, good for parents and educators alike!

Click here to see the Parent University flyer!

Beth Rihtar

Job-embedded professional development; talks to teachers about tech integration, best practices, efficiency, 4Cs; Google Certified Educator, bassist for the Northwest Symphony Orchestra; teacher of 20 years.