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Week of 2/29/16 Tech Tips and Tidbits

posted Feb 28, 2016, 8:41 AM by Melisa Scott
Read Across America: Dr. Seuss' birthday is Wednesday, March 2. In honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America, I have put the link to the Seussville website into BMS School Links. The mobile site which includes, games, videos, and information on all of Dr. Seuss' books will work on the iPads. The full Seussville site can be accessed through a computer. 

Dr. Seuss Read Alouds: Attached you will find a set of QR codes that link to Dr. Seuss read alouds. All videos have been put into ViewPure. 

STEM Materials: We have had many donations come in for our STEM materials. All materials have been organized and stored in the downstairs storage closet. Please see the attached picture and note the two "shopping" bins on the top shelf which can be used to transport materials to your classroom and then back to the closet. Feel free to use what you need for any STEM projects or activities in your classroom. If materials can be reused, please return them to the labeled bins when you're finished. Donations that continue to come in can be put in my mailbox or in the Media Center and we'll get them sorted and organized.  Thanks!

Tech Spotlight: First graders have completed their penguin Book Creator books. These books include images, text labels, titles, and an annotated image of a penguin. This has been a great way for students to show what they know about penguins as well as practice nonfiction text features. The annotated image of the penguin body parts was created in Skitch, saved, and then imported in to Book Creator. A great combination of skills were used in this project! There are many classes using Google Slides as a way to share information. Fifth graders are creating persuasive regions projects with Google Slides, some fourth graders are creating NH History presentation, and a second grade created dinosaur riddle slides. Using Google Slides is a skill that students will use throughout their school experience. If this is something you would like to try with your students, let me know and we can brainstorm together!