You can use any word cloud site to create a word cloud of your favorite Holiday song, or story. I have made a youtube tutorial of how to use Tagul and add the image to Powerpoint along with the lyrics.
1. Choose a word cloud tool, I have listed a few.
2. Choose your song or story and find the words and lyrics
3. Optional Choose a clipart file of your topic
4. Create and customize your word Cloud
5. Save as a picture
6. Add Lyrics or Story to PowerPoint
7. Add Word Cloud picture to PowerPoint
8. Add Title
9. Save and hand in
10. Add your own creativity...
We participated in the day of code by talking about the google doodle today and Grace Hopper. We watched a video about why every person should learn code. I found the collaboration and helping of each other during today's lesson was easier than normal, natural. Video explaining the hour of code during Dec 9 to Dec 15 for Computer Science Week. Wish I would have took pictures of students participating today... There is always tomorrow. We will finish with Light-bot tomorrow and then start with Hopscotch. There will be an opportunity for students to continue with both these tools later during choice time in class, and other lesson. I hope that this encourage more coding in classes not just today. I know a couple of my students will be trying some of these lessons and tools outside of class. It is a great feeling when students say, can I do this at HOME too... Well OF COURSE....
I am participating in a 12 days of Techmas Here is my Tagul creations for Day 1.
3 years ago I attended FETC for the first time and won a SimpleK12 membership, I used the resources some but did not really explore and use to the full potential until this last year. Woe the community is an amazing place to ask questions and see what others are doing. Webinars and shared resources at your fingertips. They also have days of learning that are free... I prefer the membership and working towards my next year being free with the bunny points.
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The next day of learning is Dec 7. http://community.simplek12.com/scripts/student/webinars/
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This is the first time I have nominated others for this recognition, but this last year at Podstock, Kevin Honeycutt challenged us not to be a fader, to keep connected. I have tried really hard this year to be more connected and these people help and so many more....
I have spent a lot of time at the computer this weekend, don't feel the best so just fiddling on the computer works well.
Things I played with.
What did you do this weekend?
Ok so this is not a hightech post, but we have been trying to figure out how we could make some necklaces or key chains for some of our non-verbal kids with their address and emergency information. I think I have decided on the white shrinky dinks. We can get 40, 3 by 5 sheets in a pack. Which will end up being a little bigger than these examples. Finished product is 2.5 inches by 1 in. Perfect to make a necklace or key chain.
I hope they will like them because they are white. They can draw on one side and the emergency info can be on the other side.
Who doesn't LOVE shrinky dinks. I purchased ours at Michaels. 10 sheets for 5 dollars.
Think I might make some for FETC as handouts for my workshop or networking... Will buy the ones you can print onto with.
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.
Teaching students about not just using any picture they find on google images or anywhere on the internet is so important. I see this as a valuable tool with copyright lessons and more.
For example... I searched google images for iPads classroom. Now I know where this image is from to be able to source the image or to decide if it is an image I can use copyright wise.
Apple has just sent me an email that they have an update to fix the supervision issues with our iPads... I guess I willbe finding time to call apple tomorrow. I have a love hate relationship with apple. Calling them you may as plan on 2 hours on the phone, even for a simple task and this one has not been simple...
All of you out there managing iPads, sure hope you had better luck with iOS 7 than we have.
Lets cross our fingers and our toes that this update fixes things.
Received a tweet from Mr. Vesco's (@MrVesco) today. Check out his post on how his class is using AR. Katie_Ann (@KatieAand I present at EDcampKS about AR. Really Katie Ann was more knowledgeable of actual usage in the classroom. Katie Ann did a presentation on flip classroom at Podstock and used Layar to show her projects, and there was interest in how to do this. Her tutorial on her website is extremely helpful, check it out. It had been a couple years since I used AR in the classroom, but have definitely used it this year.
What we have done with AR
How are you using AR? Would love to hear from you...
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.