Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekly Tech Tip - Dec. 17, 2012

 This weekly tech tip comes from the NETA big deal book - a digital subscription that I get.

3DToad - A website that stores 3D images. Viewers can zoon in and out and rotate images 360 degrees. The galleries include images from history, geology, chemistry, skeltons, fossils, and much more.

Teaching Kids News - A news site that is written on level that students can comprehend. Each story also includes a ste of discussion questions, writing prompts, reading prompts, and vocab words.

Education Closet - Lessons for free that focus on arts integration, common core standards, 21st Century Learning Skills, and technology. 

I hope you find these web sites useful.

I wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas!

Until next year,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekly Tech Tip - Dec. 10, 2012

Looking for music to calm students, enhance some movement, just some sing alongs, or some relaxing music at your desk. Well, then this tech tip is for you.

As I was reading one of my journals, "Learning and Leading with Technology", I came across an article that featured websites with free music. As with any website, you should take some time to sift through it and read the "About" section or find out more about why these sites are listed as "free music sites". You can also use this music with student projects, such as creating videos or using them in the background of a slideshow.

Please check them out - some great music for any age group

Another article that is worth mentioning was a website referring to student interactive storybook apps. These are great for an iPad, as we have lots of those going out within our service area.

Until next time,