Google Drive Student Help Items

Click  HERE (or on image below) for view access to the Google Drive materials (these are from ENSC emails I (& you) used to walk through with kids) – I’ll keep adding new Google things to this folder as I clean up my Drive 🙂 .  If you want to ‘edit’ the files, make a copy and modify for your classroom – I don’t mind.

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App Dice – Give Options for Creation

This is from Ryan Read – an instructional technology teacher with a great idea to give choices to students when using technology – especially for our 1-1 environment.  Check out #appdice on Twitter or Pinterest.

Here is the link to his write up on how to create, use and implement App Dice with the SAMR model.

Check them out, they look like a great classroom idea.

 

Try this one below for Word Work.

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Try this one after Read to Self time with Daily 5.app dice 2

ChatterPix Kids

These are hilarious!  Try the app Chatterpix Kids.  Take a picture of something, draw a line with your finger on the iPad where your photo will talk, and record yourself speaking for up to 30 seconds. Export to camera roll to share. That’s it!

Here’s an example of a first grader using the app during Daily 5. She is finding inferences.

Any ideas on how you would use with your class??

DIY Document Camera

If you don’t have a document camera and want to work through a few of those istep prep questions with your class, fear no more!

Grab a stack of books or in this case a Character Counts box – open your camera and connect to your whiteboard for a simple projection tool.

Just don’t take a picture of the test.

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Code a Tree with Google!

The Best Holiday Brain Break Yet!

Go to Google now! Under the search bar you will see a tree.

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Click the link and you are taken to madewithcode (part of this year’s Hour of Code activities)

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The kids are familiar with this page from all of their code.org and coding app practice. Works on iOS and Laptop.

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Create a tree by adding and changing blocks on the left.  See your code on the right. When finished hit DONE in the top right corner. Pick your state when this screen pops up!

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Write down the time and check back to see your tree on Google!

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ScienceFlix with the KPL!

The Kendallville Public Library is filled with resources you can use in the classroom today. Just like TumbleBooks, the library allows our students to use ScienceFlix – a Scholastic resource with lots of STEM material.

This online database, available inside or outside the library, combines curriculum-driven leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource
for students in grades 4 through 9.

Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and designed for unparalleled
student engagement, ScienceFlix provides an in depth examination on more than
30 different scientific topics including Earth Science, Space Science, Life Science, Health and Human Body, Physical Science, and Technology and Engineering.

Each of the 30 areas of study feature:

• Videos to introduce the subject and build background knowledge
• Lead Articles to build content-area knowledge
• Dive Deeper Articles to encourage a deeper level of understanding
• Inquiry Questions to develop students’ ability to cite specific text evidence and support scientific analysis
• Project Ideas to integrate quantitative or technical information
• Experiments to develop a student’s ability to follow multi-step procedures
• Quizzes to assess students’ understanding of each of the 30 units
• Featured Careers to inspire budding scientists and provide typical career maps for each job opportunity.

Get in contact with one of the library ladies to show your classroom! Or find me and I’ll put you in touch with them.

 

Everyday Math Online Quick Tips

Two tips to keep your Everyday Math lessons running smoothly for the beginning of a new year.

1. Use Google Chrome as your browser and login to Everydaymathonline.com with your EN information.

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2. Download/Update ActivInspire (The Promethean Planet software that makes the interactive tools and lessons run on your machine)  – If you don’t have an account, you can create one HERE.

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*If you launch the lessons and see a spinning signal that doesn’t go away – one or both of these will fix the problem.