Skype, LiveBinders, and Scoop.its … Oh, My!

My last post was on January 1st, and I had all good intentions to post regularly throughout the winter and spring, giving entertaining updates on the events I had participated in with my students.  Well, you know what they say about good intentions …   But  we were busy all spring, learning and exploring lots of books, both digital and print, working on research projects, and reading for pleasure – between my two schools, my 900 students read nearly 34,000 books last school year!!

For World Read Aloud Day, we Skyped with one school, shared Reader’s Theater scripts, and paired up to read aloud to each other during media lesson time.

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Students shared books together for World Read Aloud Day.

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Readers Theater was a great way to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.

 

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We shared a book via Skype with another school across the USA.

Between my two schools, we participated in Poem in Your Pocket Week with hands-on exploration of various forms of poetry:  Acrostic, Haiku, Black-Out were just a few of them.

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Throughout the spring I continued to share Common Sense Media lessons with my students, which were timely and well-received, and I am pleased to share that I am now a Common Sense Certified Educator!  For information about this program, click here.

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This lesson teaches the students the concept of having ownership over creative work.

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Other (free) online tools that I am especially fond of are LiveBinders and Scoop.it.   I have created a LiveBinder Shelf of my resources, and would love for you to check them out … hope you find something useful!!

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My adventures continue, and I will be starting my new position at Flower Hill ES- where hope grows – and am thrilled to be at one school full time!   Go Falcons!

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