It is amazing to me just how quickly December has arrived this year. I started out my week doing GoNoodle BrainBreaks with Ms. Walker's 3rd Grade students. They had been working on a particularly tough skill all morning and decided to give their brains a break with GoNoodle! It was fun to stretch and give my brain a break too!
I like looking for GoNoodle activities via Tags and even using them for myself when I need to de-stress, change my attitude, or just get my blood circulating. You can find activities by grade level, subject area, amount of time, etc.
Our 3rd and 4th grade teachers meet this week to reflect on our Digital Passport Initiative (DPI) notable achievements and plan out our target areas for the second semester.
- Morning Work
- Reading Centers
- Small Groups
- Think: How could I use technology with this lesson?
- Google Drive/Classroom
- Power My Learning
What is a ShinDig?
Shindig is a NYC start-up committed to unleashing the unrealized potential of video chat. Shindig's proprietary technology enables you to give an online reading, talk, or interview in front of an online group of 50 to 1000. In Shindig, you can share the stage with fans and take questions from audience members. Additionally Shindig adds a unique social dimension to events by allowing fans themselves to also interact with one another in private video chats.
What is EdChat Interactive?
Edchat Interactive started with Steven Anderson, Tom Whitby, and Mitch Weisburgh.
The three of us saw an opportunity to conduct PD more in tune with the way we learn, and to use technology to bring the skills and knowledge of education thought leaders to hundreds of thousand of educators.
People don't learn just by watching. We need to interact, reflect, and participate. That's our model, in 45 minute segments that fit into the busy lives of educators.
Each week I create a newsletter for my school using S'more. Here is our latest issue: