I am at Convergence and getting a list of coding resources. Here are some that were shared. Blockly Wonder Workshops Kodable Code Monkey Ozobot MakeyMakey
Here are a couple of samples of “At Your Fingertips” resources. These resources can serve a wide variety of functions, contain an array of content, and be housed in many different formats. The purpose of an “At Your Fingertips” resources is to provide staff members with everything they will need for a particular unit of study, lesson, or job function.
We are participating in the Hour of Code on December 5th. We will mostly all be participating in the “Hour of Code” website activities, but there are many other coding activities students can participate in. Here are several they can choose from. Open this post to read more. Hour of Code Activities–These activities will help […]
We are very excited about BTV. We do value class time and try to make the BTV episodes as brief as possible. We also watch our stats to see how many views BTV gets on Thursdays between 10:15 and 10:45. Episode 3 currently has 53 views. We want to ensure BTV is being viewed and is worth the investment of student and staff time. We will record our next episode on November 29th and it will be posted to this website on November 30th.
I taught Language Arts for over 12 years. I know what it is like to be in the trenches. I know how challenging teaching is and the amount of time it takes to plan. As an ITF, I seek technology resources that can help lighten a teachers workload. Common Lit is an amazing resource. Common Lit provides free texts and discussion questions. These texts can be downloaded for free. There are a variety of ways students can access these texts. Upload them to your website, have students read the texts on their devices, convert the text to a Google Doc so students can answer the questions directly into the Google Doc.
Schedule a time with me to collaborate, develop, and implement Common Lit. Here is a brief video that will demonstrate the features and benefits of Common Lit.
The TPACK framework is an excellent way to look at how technology plays a role in lesson and student activity development. It has been a couple of years since I dove head deep into the TPACK framework. This brief video does an excellent job ob explaining and illustrating TPACK.
TPACK helps us with the theory of instructional design and the SMAR model can be used to evaluate the use of technology. I see many uses of technology and most are not transformative. It can be a challenge to reach redefinition level. This video will introduce or refresh your memory of the SMAR framework.