Anyone who knew me when I was in the classroom, would quickly tell you
how obsessed I am with Dr. Seuss. He is whimsy, fun, thought provoking
and comical. I love him so much, my entire classroom was Seussical. So,
as ever Seuss-obsessed person already knows....his birthday is right
around the corner on March 2. Right in time with
Here is a great infographic about some little known fact about his works:
I am also linking several great websites to use, if you choose to incorporate Seuss into your Read Across America Day coming up:
I hope everyone have a Seuss-tastic day! And remember, "“The more
that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
A new grading period starts tomorrow. All symbaloos for 5th grading period
are ready for student use! All activities directly correlate with the
curriculum for the 5th grading period. Remember, these can be used at
home and/or at school. Enjoy!
Sumdog Math is so popular in our schools. Now they have created Sumdog English which has thousands of questions covering vocabulary, reading and comprehension. You do need to have a Sumdog English subscription to use Sumdog English. This is not the same as Sumdog Math where games are free. However, since the number of teachers who requested a free trial was huge, Sumdog
decided to have it for free until the end of February. I know it is not
a long time but it is a great opportunity to learn more about Sumdog
Every year we attend the TCEA Conference in
Austin, TX. We are very excited about going once again, since this is
the place where teachers and administrators across the nation share
their experiences and ideas. Every year we come back with a plethora of
resources to share with wonderful teachers in our school district.
This past week I had the opportunity to help spread the tech love to some secondary teachers by sharing some technology integration ideas. We had two full days: one with middle school teachers, and one with high school teachers. We had so much fun learning new, exciting ways to integrate technology into the secondary world. Some of the resources might be familiar to all of our elementary folks however, I want to share some of the unique resources that were shown. You just might find some use for it at home or in the classroom as well.
Animoto - http://animoto.com/
use the free app for on-the-go videos!
spice up your videos with copyright free music from www.soundzabound.com
make sure you have applied for the 'Educator' account for extra perks
Prezi - http://prezi.com
pull in existing PPTs to animate your presentation
link directly to YouTube videos on your topics to create richer multimedia shows
Desmos - https://www.desmos.com/calculator
great use for students who do not have graphing calculators at home
I was recently asked by Voki to provide an interview on ideas and ways that Voki is used in the elementary classroom.
Elated. Honored. Ecstatic. <---ME!
Voki is one of my ALL-TIME favorite Web 2.0 tools, I enthusiastically
accepted. Of course, in the process of describing the amazing ways that
Voki can be used to deepen learning and extend the connections made in
the curriculum, I thought of all of our elementary teachers who are the
prime examples of successful technology integration.
So I created a prezi highlighting the ingenious ways that our GISD teachers and students are rocking the Voki!