Monday, May 28, 2018

😎 Malchow's Tech Bytes ~ May 29th 😎

Hard to believe that another school year is coming to a close!! This week you'll find the final edition of this year's Tech Bytes newsletter. Thank you to all that have supported me in this endeavor and who have provided feedback along the way. This "project" has certainly become a labor of love and one that has helped me grow as a connected educator in addition to increasing my bag of tricks, tips and resources as well.
Have a wonderful summer everyone and if you happen to be going to ISTE- let me know!
Malchow's Tech Bytes~ May 29th, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Malchow's Tech Bytes~ May 21st 💻

This week's Tech Bytes includes some newly released BreakoutEdu games for the end-of-the-year. I've also included 4 of my favorite Chrome Extensions. These are just a few of my favorites, so stay tuned next year to see what other goodies there are waiting for you.
On a side note, next week will be the last installment of Tech Bytes for this school year.
Tech Bytes~ Vol 34 ~ May 21-25

Sunday, May 13, 2018

💻 Malchow's Tech Bytes~ May 14th 💻

This week's newsletter has several end-of-the-year resources for those of you that are nearing the end of the year. We still have several weeks left so you'll find a few more end of the year activities scattered over the next couple of newsletters.
Click on the image below to access this week's Tech Bytes newsletter. Remember that all items that have a pointing finger image are clickable. 

Malchow's Tech Bytes, Vol 33 ~ May 14

Saturday, May 5, 2018

☀️ Malchow's Tech Bytes~ Vol 32 ☀️

I think Spring has finally sprung here in Wisconsin! Hard to believe we had 3 feet of new snow just 3 weeks ago and the past few days have now been in the 70s, sunny and gorgeous....and... the snow is finally gone! The weather has definitely been interesting to say the least. Speaking of weather, there's a great resource this week from Tim Brice at NOAA- be sure to take a peek and provide your students with a fantastic collaboration opportunity!!!

Malchow's Tech Bytes~ Volume 32~ May 7th

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Monday, April 30, 2018

🌷🌸 May Flowers are Bloomin' with EpicPals! 🌷🌸

Our May EpicPals primary and intermediate collections
 are ready and waiting for you. 

Check it out~ 

This month's Read-to-Me Flipgrid/Padlet selection is a Splat the Cat book about ice cream! Who doesn't love Splat the Cat? Students will have the opporunity to draw their favorite ice cream on the Padlet board or leave a video post on Flipgrid about their favorite flavor and how many ice cream cones they think they can eat. 

New this month~  Padlet has some phenomenal updates which will allow your students to draw, take pictures, leave an audio or video post right in the app/online simply by clicking the 3 vertical dots on their post! I encourage you to share one or several of these new upgrades with your students to allow them to take more ownership of their posts. 

As always, encourage your students to read others' posts and if they like their post, have them click on the heart at the bottom of the sticky note or leave a comment if comments are turned on. Being reflective and having an authentic reason to like something is a great first step towards leaving meaningful and authentic feedback. 

We encourage you to have conversations with your students on what constitutes a good post and how to be a good digital citizen when working online. You can find several resources to help you with these conversations on this previous blog post

If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can find both of us on Twitter- @smalchow (primary boards) and @bhopteacher (intermediate boards)
New to EpicPals and need some additional information? If so, head on over the the
 #EpicPals page at the top of the blog for additional information.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tech Bytes Vol. 31~ Global Collaboration 🌎

Hi all! Are you looking to connect your class globally? You'll find several resources to help you out this week! Global learning opportunities aren't just fun, they allow your students to learn from others while connecting to an authentic audience and building empathy and understanding!! Global learning doesn't have to be complicated... come see for yourself!!!

Malchow's Tech Bytes, Volume 31~ April 30-May