Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Build A Jack O Lantern

Who doesn't love a Great Pumpkin design?
Boo! Guess Who?  Me! I love a great jack o lantern!
The month of October brings out our spooky and creative sides.
Using the template for Build a Jack-O-Lantern from Eric Curts that I found on Twitter, students have been creating their own personalized Jack-O-Lanterns.

Here is the collection from Mrs. Corliss' Third Grade Class.
Click on the slides below to view each original creation.




Here is the template:




Teacher Tip:

To get your own copy click HERE. This link will force a copy to your own google drive.
Share your finished Jack O Latern in comments.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FlipGrid

Welcome to FlipGrid!
Over the summer I won a subscription to FlipGrid and have introduced many class to this engaging format of reflecting and sharing.
This week on Twitter I came across a Global Reading Project. People around the world were challenged to read one page from the book, Oh, the Places You'll Go! 
Click on the first picture below and listen to the story read aloud. It will automatically play after you click on the first square. Under each picture you will see where it is being read from. Be sure to look out for page 19.
 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

September is Over!

The life of a Technology Integration Specialist in September is like a Talented Juggler.

September brought everyone back to school well rested and eager to learn.
New technology arrived, student and teacher accounts were created, spreadsheets shared, devices labeled, teachers trained, calendars updated, passwords created, students logged in to google, folders organized, digital safety discussed and so much more!

Take a peek into September 2017:


New Chromebooks for both schools.
Creating new accounts.
What is my password?

Organize Google Drive Folders
Create a Grade Level Folder and Share with teacher.

New J Touch TV by InFocus in Grade 5
I know that I can share my computer screen for our new science program.


Google Classroom is set up and ready for student assignments.

Learning Google Doc skills
Where is the Backspace?


Joining Science Class

There is a font named after me! Georgia!

Green Screen is waiting to create magic!
 And this video says it all:



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

A new school year has begun.
Excitement is in the halls and classrooms as students return to school.

The buses arrived.

Lunch was prepared.
The fire department visited.


Our challenge this year is to Dream Big.


Click on the padlet below and add your own Big Dreams.


Made with Padlet

Tech Tip:
Double click on the padlet wall.
Add your first name for the Title.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Not At ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that serves educators interested in better use of technology in education. The jam packed conference this year was held is San Antonio, Texas.

As a member of the private google+ community (1,969 members) I discovered the group NOT AT ISTE17.  I soon was involved in all things ISTE but from home.
I loved the challenges posted daily.

First challenge was to create an introduction badge with ribbons.
I plan on using this idea with students in the fall using google drawings.

Live streaming made me feel like I was right there as I learned new things in the tech field.  How inspiring!



I was even a winner of a door prize while at home!



Another challenge was to connect with someone who was attending ISTE.  I sent MASS CUE president elect, Rayna Freedman a twitter request and she so quickly and kindly obliged.

Getting ready for my workshop


Thank you to everyone in the google community and everyone in the tweeter #notatiste17 feed.
I has been a blast learning along with you.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Nonfiction Text Features

What do you know about nonfiction text features?

Click on the chart below to see a nonfiction slide show from Teaching Made Practical.



Mrs. Corliss' class jumped right into many nonfiction books and would like to share what they have learned.
Click on the short videos below:


Caden
Addison
Molly
Ayla
Liam
Delaney
Nico
Elise
Ella
Lance
Emma
Max
Jamason
Olivia
Joseph
Kaleigh
Mason
Seri
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.5
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

All About Us in a Word

Using the site tagul.com, students in Mrs. Surprise's class made word clouds all about themselves. Working in a google doc the students were tasked with compiling a list of at least 10 words about themselves. Even the chosen shapes gives you a peek into their personalities.






Tech Tip:
These word clouds make a great cover for student's portfolios.

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