Here is another awesome resource for your toolkit...Thinglink and Google Drive! I am a fan of both tools and was excited to learn that I could use them together. Thinglink allows users to create interactive images (see my post here). Now you can take Thinglink even further and integrate Google Drive! In the example shown above, I have created a Thinglink project about animals cells. I created my image using Google Drawings. Students can access the Thinglink via a link. At the bottom of the Thinglink I have incorporated the following using Google Drive:
I could easily direct the students to the Thinglink and they will have everything in one place to complete their learning task. How cool is that?! You can find more information on the Thinglink blog about Thinglink & Google Docs integration from Susan Oxnevad. Her example is AWESOME!
Don't miss the Hour of Code in December 2015! This global movement introduces students to computer science and the basics of code. EVERY organizer will receive a gift card and participating classrooms and schools will be eligible for other prizes, such as laptops and Sphero robots. Click HERE for more information and to register!
Classcraft is a game-based classroom management tool. Students choose avatars and work toward earning points for real-world rewards (i.e. no homework or asking a question on an exam). Students can also lose points and pay the consequences. Students work in teams. therefore, allowing accountability among students and also increasing collaboration. Classcraft comes with preset rewards/events and some are modifiable. This tool offers both FREE and paid accounts. Get your class involved with Classcfraft today!
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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.