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  • Thing #28 Anything goes Goodle
    Thing #28 Anything goes GoogleGoogle Classroom and QuizesI have used Google classroom for many years. It has it's pros and cons.I have a love-hate relationship with it.I especially like the topics sections in google classroom,I always put my entire class on line as I feel my students must learn how ... read more
    Source: HolcombPublished on 2019-03-25
  • “Thing 18: Student Assessment and Feedback Tools”
    For this activity I chose "Kahoot" and "Quizlet Live" for my review.  I chose these two because I knew that other teachers in my building use these websites and that they could assist me in their set up and give a little information about both.  The first one I tried ... read more
    Source: EvansPublished on 2019-03-25
  • Cool Tools 2018-2019 Session II: Thing 28 Anything Goes Google
    Thing 28: Anything Goes GoogleFor this topic I decided to explore Tour Creator, a Google creation that allows you to create your own Virtual Reality (VR) experiences. Tour Creator is a tool that allows anyone to create their own VR tour using Google's Street View or your own 360 degree photos, ... read more
    Source: Bartnick, KaPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Thing 06: Digital Storytelling
    Storytelling is paramount for language acquisition. A story invites the audience to contemplate a sequence of events that intimate what a character(s) is experiencing. When students are learning a language(s), storytelling can bridge their learning of simple concrete vocabulary and grammar structures to understanding more complex language. Language instruction, character ... read more
    Source: ButtonPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Thing 04: Twitter, Facebook & Personal Learning Networks
    Social media has a place in the classroom and it would be advantageous for students, teachers, parents, and the like to use it for the primary purpose of communication. Updates about the “goings on” or “happenings” can be readily communicated using social media. At the outset of the school year, ... read more
    Source: ButtonPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Thing 20: Social Reading and Book Stuff
    Thing 20: Social Reading and Book StuffThroughout my 18 years as a history teacher in the RCSD, I often incorporate literature into my lessons. For instance, during my Pre-Civil War Unit my students read excerpts from Uncle Tom's Cabin. This lesson often leads to student interest in the novel. I ... read more
    Source: Bartnick, KrPublished on 2019-03-23
  • 2018-2019 Cool Tools for School Session II: Thing 25 Green Screen Fun
    Thing 25: Green Screen Fun This was a fun topic to explore. There are many things that you can do using a green screen in the library and I gathered some ideas that I would like to try in the future. In the article If You Build A Green Screen They Will ... read more
    Source: Bartnick, KaPublished on 2019-03-23
  • Thing 24 Google drawings
    I explored google drawings. It is similar to microsoft word and publisher as far as the drawing features go with fills, colors, lines etc. I really like the resources by Eric Curts. The powerpoint (slides) .Google drawings Powerpoint I found very useful. BTW I love google slides for the audience participation.I reviewed the ... read more
    Source: HolcombPublished on 2019-03-22
  • Thing 21: Supporting English Language Learners
    Chosen Learning Task: View some related EdWeb webinarsBefore watching EdWeb webinars, I read the article, Uses - English Language Learners.  From this, I found a superb way to be culturally relevant with materials and provide a language rich lesson using paired texts, Home of the Brave by K. Applegate ... read more
    Source: BoulayPublished on 2019-03-22
  • Thing 7: Presentation Tools
    I wanted to further explore how my students can create and present stories they imagine.  First I read several articles about using digital storytelling as I believe this format will be highly motivating for my students who have weak skills in this area and, therefore, are reticent to write/create stories.  ... read more
    Source: BoulayPublished on 2019-03-22
  • Thing 18: Student Assessment and Feedback Tools
    Plickers – my new replacement for SMART clickers!  Plickers allows you to quickly, and easily assess your students using multiple choice questions.  Each students gets their own QR code on a card.  Each side of the QR square represents the choice A, B, C and D; so depending on the ... read more
    Source: CodyPublished on 2019-03-20
  • Thing 03 Photo Fun
    Thing03 Photo Fun  I chose to combine my retirement project along with the next step of my life following retirement this year and learn a bit about Instagram in the  process. Really don't use much of the social media  thing and think that at times it is a detriment to how people communicate. This becomes ... read more
    Source: DyminskiPublished on 2019-03-18
  • “Thing 10: Search Tools Ninja”
    I completed activity 3 "Compare" in this lesson.  First I checked out the search engine called DuckDuckGo.  It just so happened that earlier in the day I was searching for medicine cabinets on line using the Google search engine.  So When I read this I felt that this would be ... read more
    Source: EvansPublished on 2019-03-18
  • Thing 11: Digital Tattoo & Digital Citizenship
    In Digital Tatoo ( I came across videos I can use to teach students about E-Portfolios, and using social media when looking for a job which fits right into my curriculum.  I like this site because it also had a quiz, a scenario (what would you do) quiz and a ... read more
    Source: RichardsonPublished on 2019-03-17
  • Thing 7: Presentation Tools
    I used Google Slides to create a PowerPoint lesson for students to create an elevator pitch. I’m not sure how to share this with you via this blog. Below is the link to my Google Slide Show, but I’m assuming it won’t let you see it unless I give you ... read more
    Source: RichardsonPublished on 2019-03-17