10 Sites for Elementary Teachers


Description: Looking for new ways to integrate technology and engage students? In this hands-on presentation, we will examine 10 resources that can be used in a variety of subjects with elementary students. Participants will have time to explore the resources and discuss ways they can be used in the elementary classroom.
* This session meets the "technology integration" licensure renewal requirement.

 


Workshop links and resources:

 

  1. Pinterest
    1. TIP Sheet
  2. Meograph 
    1. Is a digital storytelling tool for educators and students.  Teachers can create their own to teach lessons and students can create their own to apply learning objectives.  You can add video, audio, pics, text, maps, timelines, and links.
  3. Editable and Interactive Graphic Organizers 
    1. WOW!  Great for teacher use or as a student assessment.  
  4. MINUTE TO WIN-IT!  - The "how to" of all the games
    1. You've seen the game show.  These games are quick and hook students into a lesson.  I use a lot of them in Science class.  They can be used as a "brain break" as well. 
  5. How Big Really? 
    1. "If the moon were centered on my town how much of the earth would it cover? If the Great Wall of China started in Minnesota how far would stretch from here? Illustrating these kinds of relationships for your students is at the core of best practice teaching."  (http://www.garrisonsites.com/search?q=how+big+really)
  6. Integrating Video into your Lessons
    1. Youtube 
      1. Download Youtube Videos
    2. Khan Academy 
  7. Talk Typer  
    1. Convert speech to text within your browser without a cost.   
  8. Common Sense Media
    1. Explanation of what www.commonsensemedia.org is. 
  9. Google Story Builder 
  10. Other Presentation Tools for Educator or Student Use
    1. easel.ly 
    2. thinglink 
    3. piktochart