Techie of the Week

Kimberly Smalls- Flipgrid


Video Response Sample

 Not one student was off task during this very engaging morning work/warm up video assigment in Mrs. Smalls' class! Check out her students! Her students responded to this flipgrid assignment on "line procedures" (great idea for returning back to school) via video, when they finish they get to snap a selfie and decorate it.

 More thoughts - As I sat in on Mrs.Whitaker's class (Mrs. Cooper) they were working on a Critical Thinking Conversation starter from Sanford and Harmony which was also really fun, how cool would it be for our older students to repond to these using flipgrid in the morning or afternoon before they gathered for their townhall/morning meeting?!?! hmmm Thank you Mrs. Smalls' Class for allowing me to participate in your class' flipgrid, what a neat activity using Creativity and Communication!

Techie of the Week : Mrs. Shayla Stephens

Mrs. Stephens has really been working on a great assignment for her students! She wanted this to be a fun way to assess what her students have learned during her Westward Expansion Unit. She found images and added conversation starting/ level 2 and 3 questions to them. Then her students added their responses on Voicethread. The smiles on the students' faces while recording/listening to themselves and the accomplished look on Mrs. Stephen's face was well worth the pre-planning!

Look how great they did! 5th grade Voicethread

Techie of the Week : Ms. Latoya Jenkins

Ms. Jenkins students completed a reflection entry on voicethread and I feel they did a great job sharing what they learned from teh Westward Expansion lesson. 

Check it out 
3. Learners use technology to communicate and work collaboratively 


Ms. Waring is using Seesaw along with her teammates so that her students may showcase their work. She gives credit to Mrs. Jackson-Jones in explaining all that Seesaw could do. I will be honest in that I usually only see samples in the younger grades, but the 5th grade team have great examples of how it works for them. Her students will showcase work all year for parents of her classroom to view and students from their class to comment on and give feedback. Ms. Waring has also been using padlet as a pre-assessment for her students this year. I am so proud to be her TLC! Kudos!

Techie of the Week

Ms. Rector!
Ms. Rector invited Mrs. Porter in to practice using Google Draw with her class. On her own, she then opened her Math Lesson with a story problem "Jayden has 5 stars. 2 of his stars are black and the rest are yellow. How many stars are yellow?" 2+_=5

Her students used google draw to find their answer while Mrs. Rector set up her Math stations. The great thing about having her students have this document in their Math Folder was that she could pull student examples up and teach from their work. This took place on their first day using Google draw in the classroom.

Techie of the Week

Mrs. Breitani Turner

Mrs. Turner's students have documents in their folders in their DRIVE!!!!!! They were placed their by their teacher through Hapara and the students used Critical Thinking Skills and Creativity to make food webs and Venn diagrams for Science and ELA. Good Job Mrs. Turner with keeping your students engaged and excited while using technology.

Techie of the Week

Ms. Kendra Waring

It works! Once Ms. Waring found how easy Hapara could be she hasn't stopped using it. On a visit to her room, I saw smiles and a class engaged and focused on researching for a 3 column notes style chart assessment that Ms. Waring put in her students Social Studies Folders. It was pretty cool. Be sure to ask Ms. Waring about some of the assignments that she has been able to share.

Techie of the Week

Mrs. Stephens!

ELA Standard : 8.1 Cite evidence within text to: a. analyze two or more characters, events, or settings in a text and explain the impact on the plot; and, b. explain the influence of cultural, historical, social and political context on characters, setting, and plot development.

Her students were reading Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule (S.S. Alignment Doc). While learning about the end of Reconstruction the students cited evidence from the text to analyze two events.

Technology: The students were given choice to create an image using Google Drawing or by hand depicting when the main characters described their new land and what it looked like when they began farming and tending to it. 

Techie of the Week

This week's Techie of the Week is the wonderful Mrs. Geddings

Mrs. Geddings is already at it, encouraging her Junior Engineers to collaborate Create ,Communicate, and most of all Critically think. If you haven't followed her on Twitter you should she's always posting articles and retweeting posts that really make you I want to try new things. As I visit classrooms our students repeatedly connect what they're doing in robotics lab with the four C's. Keep up the great work!

Techie of the Week

Mr. Derek Morgan

Mr. Morgan uses the Hue cam to show his students how to set up their notes, how to play "I declare war" in Math and more. These are available for checkout. Consider asking him of other ways he uses his cam.

Techie of the Week

Mrs. D'Leannette Rudolph

This Week's Techie of the week is D'Leannette Rudolph! Mrs. Rudolph has used Twitter as a way to Collaborate, and Communicate. She has found a plethra of resources while using her twitter account and we have had a chance to see her put them to use by some of the activities that she has tweeted out that her students Created. You can follow her @MrsRRoadrunners

Techie of the Week

Ms. Courtney Nelson

This Week's Techie of the week is Courtney Nelson! Students currently do not have devices, but in this picture her class got their wiggles out using GoNoodle: Zumba. She chose to do this after a team activity that required them to COLLABORATE and COMMUNICATE as they brainstormed a Class Name and voted. Two of our 4'Cs. Way to go Ms. Nelson's Class #TEAMNELSON. Also, Mrs. Carrie Murray receives honorable mention. She was able to "teach" Mrs. Porter how to print in color on the copiers! When you see Mrs. Murray in the hallway, be sure to give a thumbs up!

Techie of the Week

Ms. Jessica Foster

Ms. Foster's students used Recap That to reflect and summarize their book club reading. This resource has been added to Porter's Page and would be a great resource for teachers that teach any subject. Students can share their reflections or whatever ELA skill you are focusing with to their peer groups and to their teacher. This can be a grade in any subject if you integrate.  What a fun non threatening way to reflect and analyze. Thanks for sharing Ms. Foster!
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