Monday, November 12, 2018

TECH TOOLS: THE SECRET TO CREATING A STUDENT-LED TECHNOLOGY HOLIDAY GIFT


Every year as a classroom teacher, I always stressed out about having the perfect gift for my students to give to their families during the holidays. As a person who enjoys giving gifts myself, I try to ensure that my gifts are purposeful and unique. I believed in the same concept as to what I was going to have my kids make. While I am a big fan of crafting, with 24 children, it can go bad real quick. Also thinking about how much it was going to cost each student to make their gift can get expensive!  

After some thoughtful planning, I thought of a way to integrate students' use of technology into their family holiday gift to save time, money and still create something personal. 



Monday, October 15, 2018

TECH BASICS: HOW I TAUGHT DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP IN MY CLASSROOM



Like every back to school year, setting up classroom routines and expectations are essential in having a successful school year. The same was true for the first month in my STEM classroom, the Innovation Lab. I'm going to give you a brief outline of what I taught each grade-level, Kindergarten-5th grades and the free resources I used to be successful. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

TECH TOOLS: 5 EASY WAYS TO INTEGRATE AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE CLASSROOM




AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) are unique ways for students to learn and access information. As this technology is becoming increasingly popular, students need to learn how to use these types of outputs and comprehend the information. Let's explore ways that you can easily integrate these tools into your instruction.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

MARVELOUS MOVIE: TAKING PICTURES AND INSERTING THEM INTO GOOGLE SLIDES



As your tech stylist, I am going to teach you how to take and insert videos in Google Slides with my video tutorial. This tool is helpful for both you and your students to insert photos taken on your laptop within the same document.