TCEA 2018 -
Innovate Learning, TRANSFORM The Future
Day 1 - So Much Share
My plan is to do a Smore each day with highlights...Hopefully my grey matter doesn't short circuit while I'm immersed in all of this awesomeness!
If you haven't heard of Google Expeditions, then....well I don't know why you wouldn't have heard of them by now, but anyways....They are an awesome way to spice up your lessons and give you kids very cool experiences.
This Google Sheet contains ALL of the Google Expeditions available to you!
Infogram For Infographs!
"Infogram is a data visualization company that helps people create charts, infographics, maps and reports. We show people how to communicate with data in a clear and engaging way. Launched in 2012, Infogram rapidly became the web’s favorite data visualization tool thanks to its simplicity, functionality and strong design aesthetic."
The cite that they have over 9 million world wide members. I joined their site and looked around at what they had to offer. You can find a lot of relevant education info as well as a market place to purchase and sale materials designed by teachers (like Teachers Pay Teachers). There is also a lesson building tool that I quickly looked at. As with any edtech resource you will probably find things you can use and things you can't!
H.S.I. Historical Scene Investigation
Lincoln's Pocket's Lesson
Another genius lesson idea from the same teacher mentioned above. (Actually I think she got this one off the TES Global website!) And again, even though this is social studies it could be modified!
The link below will take you to the Google Drive folder with resources. Pretty much kids are given a picture of what was in President Lincoln's pockets the day he was assassinated and they have to explain why he would have had those things on his person based on their knowledge of history and the man himself...LOVE this so much for the higher level thinking it would encourage!!!
Book Snaps With Google Draw (Or Slides)
You can spice up this idea with Book Snaps!! Think Snapchat (which is where the idea generated from) for reflection! Since I'm not really keen on letting kids use their Snapchat accounts in class (yikes) this idea of using Google Draw to do them looks F....U....N!