I created an online technology integration course for K-5 teachers that is now available on the OPI Learning Hub. If you've never visited this site, I encourage you to check it out. The Learning Hub provides high quality, free professional learning for all K-12 teachers across Montana. You can find my course, Tech-ify Your Classroom! The Basics of K-5 Technology Integration under Self Paced Courses > Universal Instructional Strategies. It's available for 4 OPI renewal units.
Resources for Teachers & Students
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
This camping-themed Breakout Edu was created using 1st grade standards, but could be adapted for any grade level. You'll need a Breakout box and the locks listed in the directions. To find the set up instructions, printable materials and instructions CLICK HERE.
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Don't forget this fun end of the year Seesaw Go game! Print, hang around the room and let your kids reflect on the year using Seesaw tools. bit.ly/EOYSeesaw
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
One of my absolute favorite apps for the classroom is Book Creator. This is such a versatile app that can be used across a variety of grade, subject and topic areas, making it definitely worth the $4.99 price (available at half price if using Volume Purchasing Program).
MCCE is thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Summer Tech Summit! We hope that you will be able to join us...we're sure its going to be a BLAST!
If you've joined us in the past, you know that our annual Summit features hands-on technology training opportunities. We want you to leave the Summit energized and ready for a new school year!
This year we will be changing it up, just a little bit so the Tech Summit will be a two-day, 12 OPI hour, adventure! Each day you will be able to attend 3 two-hour sessions (for a total of six hours a day).
Who: ANY educator looking for high-quality, BYOD training opportunities
When: Monday, July 31st & Tuesday, August 1st
Where: Eileen Johnson Middle School, Lockwood
Please visit mtmcce.org/2017-summit.html to register for the 2017 MCCE Summer Tech Summit. (Be sure to fill out the appropriate forms if you are a BPS teacher using the Summit for MEA trade and/or you are using the hours for step-up in your district!)
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A huge shout out to Ms. Avery at Highland, and the awesome acrostic poems her 1st/2nd grade combo kids made using the free app PicCollage Kids. Check out the amazingly creative examples below.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
We converted this fun Mother's Day idea into a digital project using the FREE app PicCollage Kids. The first graders loved making these fun keepsakes for mom, then sharing onto their Seesaw journals. Keep reading to find out how we did it!
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Inspired by Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny stories and illustrations, I worked with Mrs. Westrope's first graders to app smash DoInk Animation & Drawing app ($4.99) + Book Creator ($4.99) and make our own Knuffle Bunny books! Keep reading to see how we did it!