April 14th-18th Recap
April 28th-May 2nd Agenda
Topic of the Week: Ditch the Paper and Go Digital with Posters
Upcoming Google Connected Classroom Events of Note
Additional Notes & Information
During this week, I covered how easy it is for you to create your own videos for using in your classroom. You can use them to flip your classroom, demonstrate how to do tasks or solve problems, and provide catch up materials to students when they miss a day of school. It is really easy to do! I also shared some tips to get started and what to do with the video once you’ve recorded it. You can already find my resources over on my “Guides & Tutorials” website by clicking here. If you’d like more help with it, just make an appointment with me and I’ll be more than happy to do whatever I can do.
My latest schedule for non-interrupted weeks is putting me at the MS on Mondays and Fridays so that I can maximize their schedules the most. Tuesdays and Thursdays I’ll be at the HS. I will be alternative where I am based on Wednesday depending on where I am needed.
Middle School: I have moved upstairs! Please pay attention to my calendar events as my office is now in room 97 (not 40A). I have tons for space for everyone to come and I even have a window! Come up and visit! Also, this week I will be continueing my “required” sessions on Friday. Be on the lookout for it in the Monday memo. I have also invited everyone to each session so you can set up your reminders to attend easier.
For this week’s topic, I’m going to look using online tools to create digital posters with your students. There are a wide range of options out there, so the focus will be on the easiest ones that will integrate with our Google accounts (so you won’t need to create a new login). By doing posters digitally, students are able to include a much wider variety of materials (YouTube videos, animations, sound files, etc.) that just aren’t possible to do with the traditional method. I’ll be posting my resources right on my “Guide & Tutorials” site for you to reference even if you aren’t able to attend. Please make sure that you respond to my calendar event invitation even if you can’t come! It will help me to ensure that I mention materials relevant to YOUR content area and you can also tell me if you would like me to to call to remind you or if I should wait for you to come before getting started. The response rate (yes, no, or maybe) averages at 14.4% so I’m trying to determine if everyone has simply filtered my messages to the trash or what.
Inspired from the workshops I hosted about Google Connected Classrooms, I am going to start include a list of what sessions I see coming up that may be of interest to you guys. There are probably others that I’m missing, but it gives you a good idea of what upcoming sessions you should check out!