As a classroom teacher I dreaded grading papers. It was time-consuming and I was always looking for a better method. Let me introduce you to ZipGrade. ZipGrade allows you to turn your mobile device into a optical grading machine!
This week I had the opportunity to train Sutton's 6th Grade Academy on their new interactive flat panels. The teachers are excited about the new panels and started to use them immediately. During the next two months, the teachers will receive intense training on the full potential of the board. Stay tuned and watch our journey!
Donors Choose announced today the return of Chevron's Fuel Your School. Here's how it works:
1) During the month of October, when consumers purchase 8 or more gallons of fuel from participating Chevron and Texaco stations in Clayton, Dekalb, or Fulton counties, Chevron will donate a $1, up to $400,000 to help fund projects on Donor's Choose in local public schools.
2) Teachers may request up to $1000 in materials (excluding taxes, vendor, or order fulfillment fees).
3) Only projects submitted on or after September 1st at midnight will be eligible.
4) The project submission period ends on November 15th. If you submit multiple projects, only your first project will be eligible.
Visit donorschoose.org or Fuel Your School for more information. Good luck!
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to observe Mrs. Marsh, the media specialist at Sutton 7th/8th grade campus, conduct her annual media center orientation. During her training she discussed the importance of digital citizenship and used a video from Flocabulary to engage the students. Mrs. Marsh also trained the students on the effective use of Google Drive for their ELA classes using videos that she created on the topic. Kudos to Mrs. Marsh!
So you are probably wondering just what is the teacher's lounge? It's not a place to vent your frustration on a student's behavior...or a place to make copies...nor a place to grab a combination of carbonation and sugar to make it through the day. THIS teacher's lounge is where I will spotlight the effective use of technology integration at my schools, highlight teachers throughout the year who are modeling the 21st century classroom, and share technology tips for the classroom. Check back often for updates!
About this Blog
Welcome to the Teacher's Lounge! This blog will highlight the use of technology at my schools, as well as tips and tricks to use in the classroom.