Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year!! Tech Bytes 2018!

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ring in the New Year with EpicPals!

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

This month's primary board again includes a Read To Me Flipgrid selection! Flipgrid, coupled with a Read to Me book, is a great way to give your struggling readers the opportunity to participate in EpicPals independently! Of course, ANYONE can participate on the Flipgrid response and students don't have to use the Read to Me function for the book selection. Personalize the experience for your students how you see fit for their needs!! The Flipgrid videos are fully moderated by me so please give me a 24-48 hour turn around time to approve them. Please also talk to your students about appropriate digital citizenship when creating their videos. Videos that include questionable language, gestures, etc will be not be approved. 

Also new this year is the ability for students to leave likes on other students' posts on the Padlet boards. 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. 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. My hope is to add the comment feature to our Padlets later this year as students' reading, writing, and reflective skills improve.

Without further ado, here is the link for January's EpicPals Google Doc with this month's books and QR codes/links to the Flipgrid and Padlet boards.

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, December 10, 2017

Tech Bytes Dec 11-15

Have you tried the new Seesaw Activities feature? Did you know that you can now share your activities with others simply by sharing the Activity link? Check out two fantastic coding resources that you can add to your Seesaw activity library this week. Just click on the images to see how easy it is!!

Malchow's Tech Bytes ~ Dec 11-15

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Tech Bytes~ Dec 4-8

Are you a Seesaw user? If so, you don't want to miss this week's Tech Bytes. Several fantastic resources for you to use to build and create Seesaw Activities!!!
Malchow's Tech Bytes~ Dec 4-8- Click to view w/ live links