Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Need to add a shared calendar to your view?

How to Install a Shared Calendar (iPad cart, Chromebooks,etc) 

If you need to use the Chromebook carts, Libary iPads or even the library classroom, PLEASE sign up on the appropriate shared calendar for your building. If you are not seeing the calendars that you need, click on the image above to access the School Resource Calendars. You will also find the directions (circled in yellow above) on how to add the calendars. It is super easy once you're on this page. If you need help, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm more than happy to walk you through it.

This information will also be located on the Tips, Tricks and Troubleshooting page for easy reference.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Looking for ways to use Seesaw?

Over the summer months Seesaw put out a challenge on Twitter and on our Ambassador Board to see if we could collaboratively come up with 100 ways to use Seesaw. What came from that collaborative effort is amazing! If you're a Seesaw user and are looking for ways to embed your usage into your curriculum in more ways than just sharing pictures,  click on the link header above or the link below to see some of the wonderful and creative ways that Seesaw can transform the learning in your classroom. I encourage you to print this resource off and tuck it into your planning book so you can refer back to it for ideas.

100 Ways to Use Seesaw

Sunday, October 16, 2016

50 Computer Lab Favorites

One of my Twitter buddies, @bhopteacher, shared the following Scholastic site with me. It has 50 one-stop learning activities for both grades K-2 and grades 3-5! You can toggle between language arts, science, social studies, math, and Spanish. 

Click image to access site

Looking at the K-2 social studies tab led me to an entire wheel of various occupations such as police officer, utility worker, pizza maker, fire fighter and more. When you click on the tabs you are taken to a Community Club Listen and Read site like the one to the right. This would definitely be a great resource when studying communities and careers

 On the  3-5 science wheel there are tabs for building a food web, states of matter, building a caterpillar and so many more.  When clicking on the states of matter spot, I was take to the Study Jams site to learn about solids, liquids, and gases. Included were a video, a karaoke song, a small quiz as well as key vocabulary. 

Take a peek for yourself and see what you may find to complement your curriculum.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Seesaw Intro for Parents

Have you started to explore the wonderful possibilities of Seesaw in your classroom? Parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner which means a perfect opportunity for you to share Seesaw with parents and give them their QR code invitation or if you've already invited parents, a great time to get those last few parents on board.

Seesaw has put together a short, simple video to introduce parents to the power of this wonderful learning tool.  Sending a link to this video or having the video available for parents to watch while they are waiting for their conference might be a great way to introduce them.

If you work in one of my buildings, I am also happy to help parents get on board with Seesaw on conference night. Feel free to print off the QR code sheet for parents, share it with them at their child's conference and have them find me in the library and I'd be happy to help them download the app and get on board so they will be ready to roll when they walk out the door. 
My conference schedule is: 
Wednesday- Lannoye
Thursday- Hillcrest