Testing season is right around the corner. Check out Quick Key as an alternative to grading assessments.
Thanks Jen Hall
Welcome to the 21st Century Classroom
The 21st Century Classroom Transformation Project is designed to fully leverage technologies that enable teachers to create an engaging and empowering learning experience for all students, embedding standards-based teaching practices.
In order to facilitate the transformation, APS classrooms and media centers will receive interactive LED display panels, multimedia document cameras, and collaborative teaching software.
To maximize the impact of these 21st Century Classroom tools, the Department of Instructional Technology will facilitate job-embedded professional learning on the new tools and resources. We will target not only utilization, but how to ensure the tools and resources lend themselves to increased critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration (4 C’s).
Leveled News: Newsela
Read closely. Think critically. Be worldly.Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news!
Augmented Reality: AR Flashcards
Augmented Reality: Blippar
Silly but fun....
Yesterday, we conducted the first two district-wide Techsploratories. See below for information about both resources presented.
Techsploratory session: Blendspace in your class...space
Techsploratory session: Formative for formative assessments
Become a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator! We currently have NO APS teachers who are certified. Be the first....or among the first. = )
"You’re either seeing it in your classroom or reading about it in the news: another instance of cyberbullying, a classic case of a student divulging too much personal information online, or online occurrences creating classroom management issues. With over 92 percent of kids going online daily, the need for fostering responsible behavior online is crucial in helping our students thrive in today’s digital landscape and harness the power of technology for learning, in and out of the classroom.
By earning recognition as a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator, you are taking the necessary steps to equip your students with the skills they need to be responsible online.
Join the movement of Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educators who are redefining the way our students interact with technology." -https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/certification-educator
Download the Digital Citizenship Certified Educator Criteria Checklist & FAQ.
APS Technology Fair
Get ready! It is time to get students excited about technology fair projects.
This year school will be hosting “Tech Fair Tourneys” to select the best projects from each school to send to the District Technology Fair. Tech Fair Tourneys will be facilitated by school-based Tech Fair Committees at each school.
Invite me to come to your class and we can plan and create centers for the iPads and for the Promethean board! Click HERE to request support.
Coggle is a neat way for students to organize their thoughts as part of the pre-writing process OR plan the steps of a project. You can comment on Coggles through the "chat" feature. You can also download, share, AND embed Coggles!
Friday Fun Resources
The following is a posting of great resources for your classroom