I will be leading a Professional Development inservice for the district on February 8th. Make sure to sign up on SMARTPD as this will fill up!
Learn how to flip your instruction and/or empower students to become experts by creating math screencasts or "mathcasts". During this session, we will explore how teachers and students can use Google Classroom, Google Drawings and the Screencastify extension to create a video recording of their screen to demonstrate their understanding.
Teachers! Come join me every Tuesday morning for support with the new PPS Blended Learning PD opportunity featuring the Google Apps for Education (now called G Suite)! Earn 10 PDPs while doing PD at home in your pajamas! A Leader Board and tech prizes will be awarded. Check your email or schedule coaching time with me to get started. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn about the GSuite for Education! We are so excited to show you how to increase student productivity while also working smarter but not harder.
Have a great day!
5th Grade Explorer Videos
Students in Ms. Nelson's 5th Grade worked with Mrs. Boucher, the Technology Integration Specialist, and created an amazing project about historical explorers. Students used Google Drawing and the Screencastify extension to create a screencast detailing the explorer's routes. Then, students used the green screen to create a news broadcast interviewing a famous explorer. Finally, students used iMovie to put their presentation together. We created QR Codes to share the videos with parents and students. This project was not only extremely fun and engaging, but it really empowered students to become experts!
Objective: Students will learn how to write a quality comment.
Watch Video Tutorial Here
Many of you have asked how you can see WHO has checked out the Chromebooks or the iPads. The short answer is that you can see who has checked out hardware by going to your Google Drive and clicking on your Calendars. Here is a short video tutorial.
Screencast: Who has the iPads or Chromebook cart? Viewing your Calendars from your Google Drive.
As always, please come see me if you'd like assistance.
This month, teachers in Grades K-2 are learning how to use Clever badges to automatically log students into many amazing programs, including the newly adopted Wixie!
Wixie allows students in Grades K-2 to create stories, posters, presentations, and essays, while also working on teacher assignments and projects. Students have access to an amazing image library and are also able add their own photographs. Capture your students’ thinking and oral reading skills by having them add narration to their projects. Wixie allows students to share their work with parents and teachers may offer helpful feedback! There are also amazing curriculum guides to help teachers integrate this tool into their classrooms!
Today, students in Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Keeley's classes will be using the Make a Map feature in BrainPOP to share their learning about the U.S. Constitution in honor of Constitution Day!
BrainPOP is an amazing resource!