November 20, 2013
ITF Lee County Schools
Thank you to those that gave me feedback on the new format for the newsletter. It was positive in that you liked the new program. If you would like to try making a newsletter for your class, your grade level, your club, or whatever, I'd be happy to walk you through how to make one. But, with Smore it's super easy and I doubt you will even need me!
Until next time ~ Danita
Upcoming Technology Workshops
- November 20 - Discovery Education Strategies Day #2 afterschool
- December 4 - LiveStream video capturing
- December 11 - SMART Board refresher
- December 18 - LiveStream video capturing makeup
- November 21 - Quia makeup
- December 5 - SAS in schools
- December 12 - Quia Refresher
- December 19 - SAS in school makeup
Teacher Spotlight - Marni Ostrander
This week's teacher spotlight is Marni Ostrander at Greenwood Elementary.
I am a kindergarten teacher.
The most exciting new technology idea I've tried in my classroom is Pebble Go. I love all of the nonfiction information! We use the information to help us with our writing. We explore the topic as a whole group first and then they explore again on their own.
If I were Queen of the World for a day and could change ANYTHING in education, I would make teachers responsible for teaching and that is all...no paper work or meetings or extra duties...just doing what we love-teaching!
- Turn your ipad into an interactive whiteboard
- Share My Lesson
- Online stopwatch
- Time Mapper
- Teachers on Pinterest
- PBS Kids Writers Contest
- Thanksgiving Class Book
- Thanksgiving Cutting Activity
- Scarecrow Activity
- Turkey Fractions
- The First Thanksgiving - Common Core Activity
- 50 Ways to use Board Builder
- Noise Meter
- QR Wild
- Note App
- My SchoolNotebook
- Setting and Characters
- Understanding Allegory
- Inforgraphic of most popular books
- Wordsmyth - Online dictionary for all subjects
- Thanksgiving Math and Literacy Activity
- Math Study Tips
- Thanksgiving 10 Frames
- Simpson Math
- Order of Operations
- Quadratic Equations
- Spanish Math Videos
- Mathcasts - Youtube
- Cool Math Games
- Life on Minimum Wage
- Math Live
- Math is Power 4U
- Graphing Stories
- Free Math Help
- Math Warehouse
- Solar System Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Activity
- Views of Earth from Space
- Comparing types of Rocks
- Cool Science Pinterest Board
- Scientific Method Posters
- Investigating Gummy Bears
- Treasure Trove of Science Apps
- Geo Awareness Week
- Best Resources for Geography Week
- History News Network
- Historical Pictures
- 10 Fantastic Mapping Sites
- Global Debt Clock
- 40 Maps that Explain the World
All Things Google
- Use handwriting in Google Docs
- More than search
- Google Fest
- Creating Flashcards from Google Spreadsheet
Get Plugged In
What is it?
Bulb is a new service through which you can create, share, and browse through collections of educational materials. On Bulb you can create your own collections of text, images, and videos. You could create collections of materials about an academic topic or about a skill that you want to help others learn.
How can I use it in my classroom?
The basic idea of creating collections of educational materials could be accomplished on any number of wiki and website services. The appeal of Bulb is that you and your students wouldn't have to worry about managing layouts, controlling editor permissions, or any technical work. The other nice aspect of Bulb is that you and your students can browse through the collections created by others.
How do I join?
You can use Bulb without registering! If you choose to signup, click the SIGNUP button on the top right of the home screen.
Where can I find more information?
- Bulb home page: https://www.bulbapp.com/
- Richard Byrne's article: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/10/bulb-create-and-share-collections-of.html#.UozL4CizKpj
- Getting started with Bulb: https://www.bulbapp.com/b/unit/519fd80ee4b02ade2756a688