Interested in implementing a new tech tool/project but not sure what/how? Looking for something that is easy to commit to and just as easy to share? Check out What do you love using Padlet for?. A sample Padlet or “bulletin board” of ideas on how you can use Padlet in your classroom.
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You can prompt students to make a copy when opening a document by simply adding “/copy” to the shared documents’s URL. This works with ALL types of documents, sheets, slides, and draw!
Visit Alice Keeler’s blog to find out more! Google Docs: Prompt Students to Make a Copy | Teacher Tech.
5th grade students at Lincoln School used iPads to take landscape images around the school and playground. With the help of Mrs. Kaufman students researched landscape artist, Ansel Adams, to help prepare for this project. This week students retrieved images from their Google Drive to edit in Google Drawing. Students manipulated images with cropping, coloring and brightness. The images will be printed, framed and hung in the new Lincoln School Art Gallery. For daily art class updates by Mrs. Kaufman follow Lincoln School’s FB page @ Lincoln School k-5 Art.
This year, fourth grade students at Wilson and Jefferson Schools will be participating in a project called the Global Read Aloud. The idea behind it is very simple; teachers around the world read the same book aloud to their students and then use technology to share the reading experience with other classrooms.
During the project, Mrs. Emmolo and Mrs. Berkman will be reading Fish In a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and assisting the classes as they connect with students around the world who are reading the same book. This project will allow students to use technology tools in a meaningful way, as well as learn about other cultures, all while listening to a fantastic read aloud. They will also be using Twitter to facilitate these connections and conversations.
More than 200,000 students are already signed up to participate, what an exciting project! If you would like more information about the Global Read Aloud, feel free to visit the website http://www.theglobalreadaloud.com.
Follow @ & @ on Twitter to experience the Global Read Aloud with CWC. Checkout the official hashtag #GRA15 – this is for anything Global Read Aloud related.
The author already tweeted back to acknowledge their participation 🙂
Watch this video posted by The Guru to learn how to make Google Chrome read aloud your Google Docs
Download the Epic! app and create an account for your class. Unlimited online books categorized by subject, reading level and/or interest. You won’t find all the latest and greatest books written but the selection is decent and the best part… it’s free! Some books have an audio option as well.
Good news! Now you can view recent edits and track who made the edits. This Docs Update Adds So Much Clarity To Collaboration.
Update via The Guru
Visit Planet Nutshell’s » Education Library for a list of sequenced brief lessons when teaching digital citizenship skills. If you are looking for more information on digital citizenship click here and don’t forget to check out the scope and sequence chart via Common Sense Media.
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