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Ever thought about using Twitter in 1st grade? This teacher has the students post an update to parents summarizing their day of learning using her interactive white board. Benefits for students:
Helps children learn typing, spelling, and readingChildren are motivated by an authentic audienceBuilds confidence Helps children understand different social-media toolsIf you are looking for some additional ways to utilize Twitter in the classroom, check out this article, 28 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Twitter.
What a great way to have students interacting with word patterns! For this activity, students had to create words using either the -un or -ug chunk. First they each decided on a word and texted it in. Then the teacher used the word seed feature to put their words on a flipchart. As a class, they sorted the words into the correct columns.
You have got to read this article from the New York Times! How long before we see these everywhere in the near future? I think this is very exciting! The possibilities are.... (you finish this thought...)
I found a few things that blew my mind today. Seriously!
I know a bit about Evernote but opening it for the first time can be confusing. I think it took me a year or two to figure it out. I would play with it and then uninstall only to repeat the whole process over.
Here are a few simple as pie posts that will help you understand the best app from a really great company. (They do state this is the next 100 year company. That is pretty impressive for a software company. I do not think Facebook will be around even half that time. Disagree? Think back to myspace.)
Many of us long for the days when there was a book we could hold in our hands that would describe the latest software tool. There is one for Evernote. Thebook is only $10. You can buy it and print it out.
100 Ways to Use Evernote - This may seem like a lot but it gave me many ideas that I had not thought of. There are a number of ways on how this will help you in your day to day life. I have used number 22 often. I…
Each of these have moved mankind to a higher level. The first two are pretty easy to identify. You may be asking yourself about the sliced bread. Have you ever had to carve out two slices of bread to make a sandwich? I had to do this for years of my youth and I never was able to get to pieces alike. One was thick and one was always too small.
What about this Evernote thing? This service is online, on your desktop and an app. An app! Every thing that is great these days is or has an app. That alone puts it into a higher category.
Teaching with Evernote - 6th and 8th Grade teacher
Kevin Buran talks about how he used Evernote when kids were unable to reach school due to a small natural disaster. He was able to put everything the students needed for class into an Evernote notebook. He then put a link to the notebook into his moodle course.
He used the web clipper to capture bits of pages to add additional information to his notes. These web…
Your ActivInspire software has many drop and drag items just waiting to be discovered. This video will show you two examples of using these resources during your math instruction or independent center ti
If you do not find these items in your Resource Browser then you will need to install this Resource Pack. It will take several minutes to download.