Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Common Core symbaloo link

Taught a workshop this morning at our local tech conference. Below are the links to handouts and a webmix with all of the links. Enjoy, any questions let me know. If you share(and I do not mind if you do), just give credit! Thanks!

Symbaloo link

Handout link

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer! More posts to come soon ;-)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

LakeShore learning

LakeShore learning has more than just hands on manipulatives that teachers can order and use in their classrooms. They have an interactive online learning catalog now that is very reasonable for teachers to order. The interactive learning games can be used whole group with any interactive white board system. Teachers can find activities from English Language Art, Math, and Science/Social Studies.

LakeShore also has apps for Language, Reading, and Math. Apps range from Kindergarten to 5th grade and support whole and small group learning. They are similar to the interactive learning CD that has the same name.

Find LakeShore on Pinterest! They have several common core boards divided by grade levels.

More still to come

If you have a question or something you would like to see on here email me or leave a comment:
Thanks! melissamann00@gmail.com


If you haven't used Animoto, you don't know what you are missing! It is the easiest way for students to create online podcasts and videos of their work. There is also an app that is available that students could use.

Animoto Link

If you are a teacher scroll down to the bottom and click on education. Teachers can fill out for a free education account that allows teachers to create longer slide shows. Any questions comment on here and I'll try to help you through it. It gives you a link once the slide show is finished and then you can share that link with others!

More still to come

The 1 I-pad classroom

The last couple of weeks have been crazy to say the least. Time to focus on some techy stuff for a couple of days, before I go out of town again ;-)

The 1 I-pad classroom is a webinar I have done for Simple K-12. So many teachers today are faced with budget restraints and most teachers are ecstatic just to have one. So what do you do with one though and 20+ students? Here are a couple of thoughts:

  • Center rotation: Teach the students the app you want for them to do before you put it in a center. Using a VGA adapter you can show your I-pad through your projector and teach the app whole class. Depending on your system's network, you may be able to do this through a different method than the VGA adapter, but ask your system IT people first. Once you have taught the app, you can then place the one I-pad in a center rotation and share with the kids what you expect.
  • Small Group or One on One Instruction: I am a special education teacher and the I-pad gives the flexibility to take the work anywhere that we may need to meet(be that in the hallway or in a classroom). Apps like Skitch and Doodle Buddy allow teachers to be mobile in location and still continue with learning. Both are free and Skitch requires a simple account set up through Evernote. Doodle Buddy requires that you use your camera roll. You can take a picture of something using home screen button and power button.
Other apps for the 1 I-pad classroom: Scan and Educreations

If you want more on the 1 I-pad classroom, check out the webinar or presentation on Simple K-12.

More still to come!