Friday, April 29, 2011

Use Your Phone to Email Pictures to Your Blog-Easy As Pie!

This tutorial will show you how to email a picture to blogger using a smart device-your phone, ipod touch, etc.

Bring Your Own Device

As many of our schools become a "Bring Your Own Device" campus, we are looking forward to sharing  what you are doing in the classroom and how you are integrating devices.  Here is an excellent article on how a school district, Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, implemented their "Bring Your Own Technology" program.  I have also including the link to a video they created to highlight the various ways students are using their devices at multiple grade levels.

Please feel free to comment on this post on how you are utilizing student devices in your classrooms.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Evernote - the last app you will ever need


I have talked about power of Evernote for your App Phone and laptop.  Here are 10 simple steps to getting the most out of this most powerful app.

Evernote - 10 Tips

What is Evernote?

Nook or Kindle?


http://www.teq.com/blog/2011/04/using-your-kindle-with-a-smart-board/
The idea is to use the pc version of the kindle/nook to project on your board. Use the Promethean software to interact with the text. Read the post. Simple idea but has some real powerful potential.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

24 FREE Apps for Ipod, Iphone, Ipad Users

Twenty-four sets of ABA flash cards by Kindergarten.com are available for free through April 30, 2010. After that time they will go back to regular price of .99 each.

To download these apps, head to iTunes App store and search by Kindergarten.com. Choose See All and it will display all 24 apps. You can then download one at a time. Thanks to Kindergarten.com for making these awesome tools available for free during April in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

21st Century Fluency Project Blog


This is an excellent blog if you are looking for ways to stay current with thoughts/events related to technology.  Simply click on the left side of the navigation bar- "Commit Me" and you can sign up for a weekly e-mail to be sent brief highlights of all the blog posts.

Friday, April 15, 2011

TumbleBooks

Looking for a fun way to engage your younger readers?  TumbleBooks has it all!  To access the site, head to the St. Louis County Library site. 

There you will click eMedia.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the TumbleBooks link.
In the Story Book section, readers can sit back and listen or read along at their own speed to entertaining and amusing picture books.  The Read-Along books combine adjustable text and color with complete narration and sentence by sentence highlighting.  The Puzzles and Games section has interactive activities to accompany the books.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Picture Book Maker

Click here for a great website for creating a FREE book.  You can print it or share with a web link.  This would be a great activity to use with students on the interactive whiteboard as they can drag "characters" onto the scenes and type their dialogue. 

Sight Word Soup

Check out how these students in Mrs. Palumbo's room at Crestwood are using flipcharts.  As a center, they create words using the "Sight Word Soup" flipchart by dragging the letters out of the soup bowl.  Click here to download this fun activity.

Twitter: maximizing your time on the feed

Over the past two weeks we have talked a lot about twitter. I am a pretty big fan and have been using it for some time now. Over the year...