Using my PLN, Pinterest, I found this great idea about putting folders on the back of desks for unfinished work, take-home work, or papers to go home to papers! Instead of the papers getting lost inside the desk or somewhere around the room, this will help organize the students! It's so easy! I'm glad I was able to find this!
On Pinterest, I found ways iPads can be used for special education.
On Pinterst, I found a great fall craft to do with students. The link has all the materials listed needed for this beautiful and fun fall activity.
On Pinterest, I found a great way to show "Parts of A Paragraph" outline. This is a great way to show students a visual for writing paragraphs.
Here is a fun smart board activity I found on Pinterest called tic-tac-know!
Through Delicious.com, I found a great website for children. It is called ABCYA.com and you can choose the grade level to find appropriate computer games for students.
I found this website edudemic.com that has the best special education apps and all kinds of resources through a PLN I use called www.delicious.com
On delicious.com, I found a link to a website that makes seating charts for students! The website is called classhappyapp.com and it automatically creates classroom seating arrangements based on students’ needs and relationships. You can tweak your results with a simple drag-and-drop interface. Using HappyClass, you’ll can quickly make seating charts the way you like to: with students’ happiness and productivity in mind. What could take hours can be easily accomplished in minutes!
Browsing through delicious.com, I was able to find the PBS Kids website which is great because there is stuff for teachers, parents, and children.
On Delicious.com, I found this website that has a list of apps under a list of key learning areas that are great for the classroom and use of technology.
I found a great VoiceThread on math using front end estimation for adding. I would definitely show this video to introduce this type of estimation. I would also like to make a VoiceThread with my class on a math lesson.
This is a video on root words I found on VoiceThread.com, I would definitely show this video to introduce a lesson on root words to a class because it has a thorough explanation and great visuals for students.
On voicethread, I found an egg-cellent experience on using eggs for a lesson on osmosis. The teacher demonstrating the lesson shares interesting facts along with her whole lesson.
This voicethread was children talking about an insect. Each child was able to share their descriptions and facts of the animals. This video inspired me to something similar to this with my future classroom.
I loved this voicethread I found on second grade students practicing quotation marks and proper punctuation through real conversations with each other.
While browsing through linkedin.com, it recommended an interesting article from the New York Times. It was about the college of the future.
On linkedin.com, I found this group that wants to connect with teachers, linguistics experts, psychologists, cognitive learning experts and virtual learning experts to build interest and develop ways in which language 'learning' can become in tune with the human mind.
I found that the US Department of Education has a linked-in account. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Their linked-in account posts job positions, and information.
Also on linkedin, I found the literacy company page. They are a leading developer of reading-improvement software and are committed to supporting all readers as they strive to achieve their full reading potential.
On linkedin.com, I discovered the TabTale page, they have over 70 apps and is becoming the destination for educational games and books for children all over the world.
On google, I found an article on using technology in the classroom.
I found microsoft article through google, the teacher resources it has are: lesson plans, free tools, training, and other information for teachers to make the best use of technology in the classroom.
Through google, another PLN, I found a great website that has all different types of SMARTBoard Activities. I will safe this sight because it will definitely come in handy.
This was an interesting article I found on google, which is talking about how many educators may not realize that Enhancing Education Through Technology, part of the No Child Left Behind Act, provides assistance for improving technology proficiency among educators and increasing technology use in classrooms. The article said that assistance is available at a time when, according to information from PLATO Learning, only 1/3 of teachers report that they feel prepared to use computers for classroom instruction, and 77 percent report spending 32 or fewer hours on technology-related professional development activities, surprising statistics.
On the education week blog I found through google, this week discussed computers in the classroom: now and then, what has changed and developed over time.