Friday, September 28, 2012

Clue #1

For the Amazing Technology Race contestants, click on the following link to see your first clue:


May the odds be ever in your favor!

Clue #2

For the Amazing Technology Race contestants, click on the following link to see your second clue:

Clue #3

For the Amazing Technology Race contestants, click on the following link to see your first clue:


Good luck, Everyone!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

100+ Activities to Do With Reading

Ever heard of Reading Rockets? It is a website committed to helping young and struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. 


I recently came across an article on their website with 103 'things' to do before, during, or after reading a book. The 'things' are a variety of creation, singing, & acting, with a dash of imagination mixed in. I can easily see how these could be great activities to put in centers or send home for parents to do with their children. I can already imagine the cute little cards that all of you creative teachers will make with these. :)

Check out ALL 103 READING ACTIVITIES HERE

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 29, 2012 - FTI Prezi


Hey FTI people!

We introduced you guys to a lot of stuff today including Kids Search/Searchasaurus, Blabberize.com, MakeBeliefsComix.com, and BigHugeLabs.com. I hope it was beneficial to you all! It was an honor to be invited again by Ms. Roberts!I've attached handouts for our topics to this post. Hopefully they will help you as you eventually get placed in classrooms.

Good luck!Brian & Angie

Kids Search     Blabberize     Makebeliefcomix     BigHugeLabs


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tots with Tech!

Did you know that 70% of children ages 2-5 can use a computer mouse????

or what about....

Did you know that students who use Twitter achieve a higher GPA by an average of .5 points????

Check out this eye-opening, inspiring, flat-out amazing infographic created by LearnStuff.com.



Monday, September 10, 2012

Sumdog: Back to School Tips

As you get back into the groove of things this school year, don't forget about setting up your students on SumDog. That's assuming that they haven't asked you twenty times already on when they can start! :) 



To help you out, SumDog has created some VERY helpful videos that walk you through what to do. The topics include:

  • reset your password
  • invite other teachers
  • manage students and classes at the start of the school year ( <-----GREAT ONE TO WATCH!!!!)
  • set skills for your students
Check these out (from home) to see what you can do to have you class practicing those math skills in no time! 


Image from http://www.sumdog.com/