Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
edWeb.net has been a longtime favorite- and their scope seems to be expanding. Here’s
a list of their latest webinars- and everything is free. From SEl, to students on the
spectrum, to science and ELL- you will find something that sparks your interest.
Not the best time for you? Sign up and then watch the archived version. After a
short quiz, you will get a PD certificate. Join their community to get updates on new
Monday, February 18, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The Good news- they are added many new features. The bad news?
Teacher/student accounts will only be free for 2 weeks. Want to read
their entire notice- please click here. Any material from this year will
be available on the previous site until June 1. Below is a summary of
the Teacher changes:
STORYBIRD FOR EDUCATORS - FAQ
What remains the same:
- Teachers may organize classes. Students may join a teacher’s class by using the class passcode.
- Students may sign in with Google.
What’s been added:
- Teachers can import a class from Google Classroom.
- Education Standards based on the Common Core have been added to courses.
- Updated teacher’s guides and worksheets will be able download for each course.
- You can add more than one teacher per class.
- A student can join different classes at the same time.
What will change:
- Teachers (and their students) will receive the same 15-day free trial as all members.
- When teacher adds a student into a class, an email is required for the student.
- Students under 13 must use a parent email; students over 13 may use their own email.
- Existing students will be required to provide an email and date of birth.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
From Discovery EducationOn the third Monday in February, we honor all U.S. presidents on Presidents’ Day. The day was introduced to honor George Washington and grew to honor all presidents and earn that apostrophe after the s. This year, we invite you to celebrate by going all the way back to the day’s beginnings to study Washington – along with another long-ago honoree, Lincoln – and then consider how they might have handled presidential communications with modern technology. Click here for more content information.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
This is a guest post from Caileigh Fazzini (SMS).
Today my students engaged in a President's Day Guess Who game.
I created the Guess Who using a template from The Techie Teacher
I transferred the template to Google Drawing so my students could use a
red x to cross out the presidents that did not fit the description.
I shared the Drawing with my students and sat them near a partner. Each
partner copy and pasted a president in the top right corner of the drawing.
That was their chosen president. They played Guess Who with the red xs to
eliminate the options that could not be their opponents president.
Students were able to use physical descriptions such as black and white,
tie colors, hair styles, etc.
For older students, they can guess achievements/failures of the presidents.
My students had a lot of fun trying to figure out their partner's choice
and said they learned a few new presidents that they have not heard of previously.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Alice Keeler (and her nephew) have produced a Chrome extension to easily export your roster from Google Classroom to a spreadsheet. Just visit her link or read the complete post here.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
You start with this spreadsheet:
Go ahead and enter the names in the first column (you don't need
email addresses since you can share this as edit in Google Classroom).
Then go ahead and create a template- what do you want the students to have?
It doesn't have to be an image (as in my example) you could provide questions
Once you run the Roster Template, this is is what you get:
You will get a tab for each student complete with the drawing you shared.
While I used a fairly simple one, you could ask the students to expand their
thoughts. I think this would be great to use for younger learners.
For complete directions (as well as a copy of the first spreadsheet), please
see Alice Keeler’s blog post here.