Finally, I have an instant to add some more resources to the site. Every time I see something new, my first instinct is to figure out how quickly I can get it out there to everyone to share. There are so many cool ways to integrate technology into our everyday classroom practice.
Rick's desire to have his students create a virtual character from their novel study led us to seek ideas from people within the board. After posting a request for suggestions on First Class we were met with a variety of suggestions, some we were familiar with & others that were new to us. I've added those suggestions to the Online for Students section. Be sure to check out Bitstrips, Voki & Doppelme.
In the Lesson Planning & P.D. section I added a link to resources that Steve in eLearning added to the First Class Computers & Technology Conference. The link takes you to a livebinder site that contains many links to explore. I hope to take some time & explore the links there more closely so that I may point you all towards some of the ones that are the most applicable to elementary education.
Finally, if you click on Resources by Theme & explore the section entitled Diversity, Equity & Social Justice, you will find a PDF list of Canadian literature for young people that was compiled by Helen Kubiw, a Teacher-Librarian within our board. The list is extensive & amazing. Be sure to check out Helen's blog, which she devotes to Canadian Literature for children.
5/9/2012 08:07:44 pm
Melissa, you rock! Thank you for keeping us posted on all of the great ideas you are tapping into. There are so many ways for us to use technology with our students and I love how you make everything so accessible! You are our own tech guru!
5/10/2012 10:59:00 am
Thanks Jane! Now if only I could complete my IPRC forms on the computer. :)
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