February and March were busy months. We covered a lot of ground. From grade level trainings to District-wide Professional Development, a lot happened in a little time.
Here is the Feb EdTech Update Newsletter.
Here is the March EdTech Wrap Up!
I hope that you have all had a great week before break! We are almost there. As we wrap up the calendar year, I wanted to share with you some highlights of this school year thus far. Check out this video staring my teachers from all three schools!
We have been enjoying the start of the fall. As the weather cools and the leaves change colors, our students and teachers are settling into their daily routine. This month we have focused on a few online learning tools and some awesome resources that can be shared using these tools.
Once you've made a decision about the appropriate online learning option for your students, you can use resources like eMediaVA, Khan Academy, Discovery Education (formerly United Streaming), YouTube, and StudyJams to give your students the opportunity to learn skills they are struggling to grasp and practice skills they are starting to understand.
Links to these websites will be added to your Clever portal if I'm your ITRT. You will still have to sign in, but the sites will all be together and easy for you to access. Resources that are shared in trainings this week and additional help will be posted to my site after trainings wrap up on Friday.
Check out my Article in the Edsurge 50 State Project!
How you can Take the Pain out of Data Driven Classrooms
It's about that time!
Steve definitely got it wrong! There are so many MEANINGFUL activities to let your students try at the end of the year. I'm happy to help you set some of these up if you find one or a few that you'd like to try with your students. Most of these activities only require a simple introduction before you let them use those higher order thinking skills all on their own. All of the pictures link you to that resource. Websites written in white link you to easy directions to help you plan the best way to use the activities in your classroom. Whether you have access to iPads, laptops or desktops, you'll find activities here for your devices.
I'm Natalie Davis, an ITRT in Richmond, VA. I taught first, second, and third graders in Richmond for 12 years before becoming an ITRT. I truly enjoy finding useful ways to breathe new life into lessons by integrating technology to help students achieve their learning goals. I am passionate about closing the digital divide by teaching our children to be consumers and creators of technology.