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I am a music teacher studying to be a school librarian.

Green Screen Technology In The Classroom | The Kindergarten Smorgasboard. Today I want to show you how we recently introduced green screen technology into our classroom. I’ve always wanted to use green screen in the classroom but never investigated it or took the time to figure it out. So we recently had two teachers from Illinois who came to NAshville to spend two days in our classroom (yep…we let people visit us all the time!) And they introduced me to an app that makes green screen pictures super easy. So today I want to show you how we have started using this technology! First, you need to get the Green Screen by Do Ink app. Next you’ll need a green screen. Now you need to set up your screen. Here are a couple of ideas we’ve used so far in our classroom: For this set up, we placed a milk crate under the green screen to give the effect of flying!

For our first adventure with this new technology, I wanted to the kids to “float” through space. Here is our very first green screen project: Here are some more fun ideas we have played around with: Promethean Tips. How to Get Students Excited for Online Research: Biography Lessons for Promoting a Growth Mindset - Study All Knight English Teacher Resources. One of the most important types of reading we can incorporate into our online classroom reading time and at ‘at-home’ online reading time is the reading of biographies. Many children and students might disagree- Where’s the fun? Where’s the fantasy?

Where’s the excitement? Reading biographies provide something that nonfiction books cannot: Real life experiences. Finding biographies online are easy. One of the major benefits of our children and students reading more biographies is the knowledge of the real-world experience that these ACTUAL people lived through. NEWSELA is an awesome site for your students to do online biography research. Okay, so they are real and factual. In my opinion, that last sentence is THE most important reason our children should be reading more biographies. This is where the relationship of reading biographies and growth mindset come in. Ok, so how does this relate to students online reading and biography research? BIOGRAPHY.COM is filled with biographies.

Teach Typing From the Start of the School Year. Integrating Technology into the ELA Classroom: Tools to Support Reading and Writing - The Literary Maven. September 16, 2016 This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about integrating technology into the ELA classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed tools for reading actively online, language development, and focusing on the writing process rather than the product. Teachers also shared the challenges of using technology and experiences with blended learning.

Read through the chat below for tools for online annotation, reinforcing vocabulary, and practicing grammar. Hope you'll join us next Tuesday September 20th at 8pm EST to talk about grading policies and managing the marking load. [<a href="//" target="_blank">View the story "Integrating Technology into the ELA Classroom: Tools to Support Reading and Writing" on Storify</a>] How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom | Shake Up Learning. Save Pinterest Virtual Reality in the Classroom – Part 2 *This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Virtual Reality has the power to transform the future of learning.2 By giving students an interactive, three-dimensional learning environment, we have the potential to reach learners in ways previously never conceived.

Imagine for a moment immersing your students in the ultimate learning environment for your lesson…What does it look like? Did you miss Part 1 in this series? Part 3: How to Choose a Virtual Reality Device for Your Classroom The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide Playing around with VR, Google Cardboard, or another headset is easy on your own or sharing with a couple of students or friends, but how do we bring this to the masses—the entire classroom of students? The Impact of Virtual Reality on Education How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom Be Cautious with Their Young Eyes Shake Up LearningFollow On.

How to STEAM. Now that we have the foundations of what STEAM is and why it’s important, the next step is to understand how to implement STEAM with integrity. Many schools claim to be “STEAM Schools”, and yet their model of implementation is weak or simply brushes the surface of what STEAM truly requires. Our core belief is that STEAM has a foundation of integration at its core, which means that each curricular area should be both taught in its own right, as well as connected through standards and assessments when used in tandem. In this stage of STEAM, teachers and students explore a broad range of topics, ideas or problems in a particular content area of focus. For instance, you may begin by focusing on the Great Depression, processes that artists use, or security concerns at large sporting events. Think widely in this portion of the process, with the understanding that you will narrow into a specific piece of the topic later on. When put into action, STEAM takes on many different characteristics.

Digital Intervention in the Google Classroom - Surfing to Success. Digital Intervention. How can we, as teachers, use technology to reach our struggling students and meet their individual needs? First, take a look at this video that introduces the 6 benefits for Digital Intervention in the Google Classroom. The first time I used Google Docs during intervention, I was immediately struck by the ways I could help individual students who normally didn’t request help.

In May, I was working on a writing assignment with students using Google. I opened up several tabs and was able to click through and see what they were writing. Digital Intervention: Monitor without Looking Over Their Shoulder When students are writing in a Google Doc (or Slide), you can watch them type. The best thing about this is being able to see what they are doing without actually standing over the top of them making them uncomfortable. Digital Intervention: Students Work at their Own Pace One of the challenges of giving direct lessons in front of the classroom is pacing. The Use of Technology - In Education and Teaching Process - Use of Technology. The effective Use of Technology in Education has changed the face of education and it has created more educational opportunities. Both teachers and students have benefited from various educational technologies, teachers have learned how to integrate technology in their classrooms and students are getting more interested in learning with technology.

The use of technology in education has removed educational boundaries, both students and teachers can collaborate in real time using advanced educational technologies. Technology has helped in the growth of mobile learning and long distance learning. The use of internet technology has enabled teachers to reach students across boarders and also students from developing countries have used internet technology to subscribe for advanced educational courses. Many universities and colleges have embraced online education by creating virtual classrooms.

Technology should not replace teachers. :- Use Technology In Schools – What Parents Need To Know. How to Make an Infographic. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom. But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Do you have a iPad in your classroom for your use? How about iPads for students to use? Could you get a classroom iPad? What kind of Internet access is available at your school? What do you have to do to get Ipads for your students? Also try to find a technology “mentor” on campus – the computer teacher or just another teacher who uses technology more than you do.

Perfect Ed Tech Activities for Beginners Do a PowerPoint “Game Show Review” Many tech-savvy teachers have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create review games based on famous game shows, including “Jeopardy! Have students complete a written classroom activity as if it was online. Ever have your students write a diary from the perspective of a character or famous person?