•October 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Here are some Halloween links for you:
Div1Edtech also has some new posts:
Have a fabulous Halloween Week.
•September 1, 2013 • Leave a Comment
I hope school start up has gone well for everyone. I recently had a UDL/Multiple Intelligences PD day. So you will find this version of Sunday Ideas was inspired by that. As well, you may notice I’m working on my magnet unit plan.
•August 25, 2013 • Leave a Comment
I hope everyone had a fantastic summer. I always find I have mixed emotions at this time of year. I’m excited to try out new things in the classroom but I will miss my carefree days of summer.
Div1Edtech has you covered for technology at the start of the new school year:
Some other blog posts that caught my over the summer:
Have a smartphone? Consider downloading a RSS Feed app. I am using Feedly. You can subscribe to a blog’s RSS. The app will give you a quick summary of all the blogs you follow. It’s like reading headlines. Then you pick what jumps out at you to read in more depth. This blog posts, 151 Leading Sites for Elementary Educatorswould be a good place to start collecting blogs to follow.
I’ll end with my favourite Twitter quote from the summer from @mathhombre: New group noun proposal: a diversity of students.
Enjoy your new school year!
•May 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment
I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend (extra long for some of us)!
Digital Safety Information For Parents
An online presentation for parents about digital safety and social media. I like that it explains what some of the common social media sites do, what hash tags are (and do) and the age recommendations. I recommend teachers who are unclear about some of the ins and outs of social media watch this as well. http://goo.gl/goRnT
Using OR Integrating Technology?
A nice visual about the difference between USING technology and INTEGRATING technology. There is a difference! http://edudemic.com/2013/04/integrate-technology-in-education/
20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators
Found this list “20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators” athttp://edudemic.com/2013/04/20-great-websites-for-elementary-educators/?utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer:+@DesignSaunders+on+twitter&buffer_share=04803 I have added my own (usually) brief comments about each.
- goedonline.com - an online teacher store for digital content… money required
- funbrain.com - free educational games, online books, and comics.
- turtlediary.com - technology-based online educational activities; has advertisements and limits to access content unless you upgrade to a paid membership.
- fuelthebrain.com - not familiar with this but from a breif poke around it has free and inexpensive games, printables, interactives to elementary educators.
- mrnussbaum.com - has interactive educational activities. I used this site years ago but have not been back in a while. Nice to see it is updated now but sad to see that he has added a cost element and advertising.
- teachertube.com - basically YouTube for teachers so while there is advertising it is usually related to education. I used to use it more in the past but find many educators use YouTube.
- appolicious.com - new to me, looks like a one stop shop for app reviews across multiple platforms.
- learni.st - another new site for me. I think it might be a bit like storify? They say “Use Learnist to share what you know. Create a Learn Board on a subject you understand and add ‘learnings’ by pointing to existing web videos, blogs, images and documents.”
- www.manythings.org/ - For ESL/ELL students
- storybird.com - use this for digital storytelling
- thecolor.com - from what I can tell, it is a bunch of colouring pages.
- animal.discovery.com (Animal Planet) videos!
- funfonix.com - Phonics worksheets, free printable phonics workbooks; you can customize your own innerbody.com - human anatomy
- arkive.org - learn about the world’s endangered animals, plants and fungi – it is freely accessible to everyone
- math-play.com - free online math games
- readwritethink.org - love this site
- discoveryeducation.com - EPSB staff get this through SchoolZone.
•May 5, 2013 • Leave a Comment
EPSB went Google this weekend. As a result I had to recreate my Sunday Ideas distribution list. Please leave a comment (your email address will be visible to only me) at any point if you wish to start receiving these emails.
For those working at EPSB. Welcome to your first week of Going Google!
And now for the ideas:
YouTube Playlist - I made a short playlist of videos to use as a technology centre to show what Saskatoon looks like. As an EPSB staff member, you already have a YouTube account and you too can make playlists! My Saskatoon Playlist
A (grade one teacher) colleague of mine went to a Smartboard PD recently and came back with a list of websites she found useful. Here they are below hyperlinked for easy access:
ABCya.com - Kids Educational Computer Games and Activities
Super Teacher Tools - variety of review games, classroom management software, and other miscellaneous tools for educators
TES iBoard (FYI – 30 days free and then you need to pay)
Newseum - headlines and news from around the world
Flocabulary - rap videos for LA and Math. Paid site, has a free trial option
I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful weather this weekend!