I follow Teacher Tipster on facebook. He has a post today on his dollar tree finds. He has some amazing videos on his youtube channel that makes things easier for you. I wonder if some of our middle school students could do some of these things and then go down to the elementary school and pair with some students. Would teach them and reinforce their skills too. Most of his ideas are probably for elementary. But love his energy. Some of the ideas can be used for middle school. One of his videos talks about Jinga sightwords. We have a Middle School Science teacher that has numbered the blocks and then the kids pull a card according to that number I think. I will have to ask her how she uses it, and post later. I am excited to watch more of this guys stuff. One of my goals last year was to bring back some of my elementary roots into the middle school classroom, with middle school content. And his website at TeacherTipster. Wonder if he is on twitter, need to check that next.
I was searching around simplek12 today, and came across a resource I have not used before. It is WatchKnowLearn.org, Wow the subject and videos on here are from A to Z amazing... I started with looking under the
Which is your favorite category or video on this site? Had you seen this site before it was new to me, and I am hoping it is not blocked at school. I will find out tomorrow...
Today's meeting included numourous things, but one of the things I am excited about is the TIG directly, maybe I will do a better job of connecting names and schools with people this year. Sevearl of the TIG members have website, what wonderful resources.... Here are the links....
Take some time to explore their sites, wonderful IT staff...
We will also be reading Teach like a Pirate this year... Keep checking back for more updates on our book and adventures at TIG.
I am starting year two of attending the Technology and Nerds Group at ESSDACK in Hutchinson, KS. (maybe this year I will not get lost on the way home... I always get their just fine, but getting home sometimes is a challenge. Thank goodness for GPS, but lastime the construction made this challenging)
Our first day for the year is tomorrow. But if your not signed up yet its not to late, you can start in September... Some of the participants are classroom teachers, librarians, IT district staff, IT building staff, so if you like to integrate technology into your classes and lesson, this is for YOU. I feel my skills and passion for what I do has grown this last year... Below is what ESSDACK posted on their facebook page earlier in the week...
https://www.facebook.com/ESSDACK, Looking for some help figuring out how to best implement those new iPads (or other technology) in your school this year? Then our Technology Integration Group is for you!
You are invited to join TIG, made up of K12 educators who come together from across Kansas to meet in Hutchinson the first Friday of every month during the school year. We share tools, strategies, and problem-solve in this unique and fun PLC!
Our FIRST MEETING of the 2013-14 school year is scheduled for August 2nd, from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Lunch is provided.
All educators, K12, are invited to participate. Contact Pam for more information! 620-663-9566
I like the opportunity to start fresh,... I am not the teacher that teaches the same thing (of course some of it is the same) and the same way from year to year. It helps that I am not a core classroom teacher. There is always opportunities for growth and change in my teaching and working with other teachers. Each year is a new adventure.
I look back over the last 5 years I have grown so much professionally. My district has given me the opportunity to receive cognitive coach training (yes, I passed the class), participated in a staff development group at ESSDACK for Technology Integration Specialist, attend and Present at FETC, and Podstock, experience working with both apple and PC products, and so many other opportunities.
I have several goals for this year...
What are your goals for the upcoming school year....
I enjoyed Podstock and meeting so many wonderful educators. I hope those that stopped by my session will stay connected, so many of you are doing great things..
Some of my favorite sessions were....
I am a wife, mother, and tech geek. I have my masters in Technology Instruction and Integration. I have taught and worked with technology for over 2 decades. I currently work as a Instructional Technology Specialist at Wichita Public Schools in the Magnet office. I present at conferences, and SimpleK12 along with consulting. Contact me for your technology needs at firstname.lastname@example.org.