Sunday, November 19, 2017

Talkin' Turkey with Adobe Spark Video

Arrowhead 2nd graders did an awesome job of sharing facts they learned about turkeys using the FREE tool Adobe Spark Video (available on an app or via web). They completed a graphic organizer before beginning the project, which helped them organize the information and plan out their videos by placing one fact on each page. You can find some free turkey graphic organizers on the website What the Teacher Wants.

As the students worked, the teachers were making anecdotal notes on all of the MANY proficiency scales they were targeting with this project! Truly impressive. Check out the example below.

Weekly Tech-y News

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Turkey Labeling in Seesaw Activities

Use the new Seesaw Activities feature to send your kids a turkey template they can use to demonstrate their understanding of turkeys! Click the image below to download the image and directions.
Directions can be differentiated depending on grade level.

Check out this awesome example from one of Mrs. Huskey's 2nd graders!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thankful Cornucopias in PicCollage!

Let your students make a cornucopia of thankfulness using the apps PicCollage or PicCollage Kids! Students will add the cornucopia image to PicCollage and set as the background of their collage. Then, they'll use the web search tools, drawing, text and stickers to add things they are thankful for. This is a fun activity to personalize and share what they are grateful for. Click the image below to grab a copy to share with your students!
This idea was inspired by the amazing Erintegration!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Label Thanksgiving Dinner with Seesaw Activities!

Using the template below, students drag labels to the correct Thanksgiving foods. Students then use the drawing tool to draw their family in the photo, and add their favorite Thanksgiving foods. They can use the microphone or screencast option to tell about the foods. Click the image below to access a template with directions, and keep reading for examples from Mrs. Erickson's awesome first graders!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017

PLTW Books Using Book Creator

Broadwater teachers Mrs. Bishop & Mrs. Romei had this AWESOME idea to digitize the Project Lead the Way activities using the app Book Creator. This allowed students to complete the books digitally, then upload finished books to Seesaw to share with one another and their families. Check out the example below, and continue reading to access the templates to share with your students.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Seesaw Social

Don't forget! The Billings Seesaw Social is next week. This is a fun, informal opportunity to connect with other teachers, learn more about Seesaw, or share ideas. Because this isn't a PD event, no OPI credits or MEA Trade will be offered.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Montana PBS Seesaw Webinar

Join me and my awesome friend Nikki Vradenburg, tech integrationist for Montana PBS, in a Seesaw webinar! This webinar will focus on Seesaw basics and is geared toward beginning Seesaw learners. Webinar will be held from 3:45-4:45pm on Wednesday, November 8th and will be worth 1 OPI renewal unit. Step up available, but no MEA Trade. Sign up below!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Teach Like a Pirate Book Club Flipgrid

I am so impressed by these teachers' reflections after reading Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess. It's been a super fun book club! Hope you'll join us for our next one!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Weekly Tech-y News October 30-November 3

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Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Create Student Avatars Using PicCollage Kids

In Mrs. Podoll's 2nd grade we used Erintegration's awesome idea for creating student avatars using the app PicCollage Kids. Allowing students to customize their avatars for use in Seesaw and other programs that require a profile picture gives them ownership of their journal, as well as helps protect student privacy. Plus, this was a really fun activity for learning how to use PicCollage Kids and encouraging student creativity. Read this post on the PicCollage Educators blog to find out how to make them. Continue reading to see some more amazing examples from Mrs. Podoll's class!

Seesaw Social

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Growth Goals

Love these awesome technology #growthgoals shared by TILT Phase 2 teachers! These were created using the Seesaw activities feature.
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