• Educator Highlights

    Posted by Debbie Hilliard on 12/15/2016

    Eric Stansberry

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  • Educator Highlights

    Posted by Debbie Hilliard on 12/15/2016

    Pam Morris

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  • Other Bytes of Info: Focus on Digital Storytelling

    Posted by Michelle Daniel on 12/15/2016

    "Digital storytelling is exponentially more powerful than other forms of storytelling because the digital format immediately makes a student's knowledge available to a global audience. "

    - Mark Standley

     

    Designing and communicating information requires students to deepen their understanding of content while increasing visual, sound, oral language, creativity, and thinking skills. These links will help you find tools for digital storytelling activities with your students.

     

    http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html

     

    tinyurl.com/DigStoryTools

     

    Did you know that if you choose a video option for your digital storytelling (or any video) that you can upload your completed video to YouTube where it can be Closed Captioned?

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  • G Suite for Education

    Posted by Michelle Daniel on 12/15/2016

    Google Slides can be a great tool for creating presentations but also for digital storytelling.

     

     

    ScreenCastify Extension: Once you have created your Google slideshow you can easily record your voice over the slide show using the Chrome extension ScreenCastify. Learn about how to set up and record using Screencastify here. Screencastify can also be used to add audio to Google Slides. Watch this short video to find out how.

     

    So, you want your students to use a basic formatted template for the base of their presentation. Learn how to create a link that can force the user to make a copy of your document or slide show.

     

     

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  • Canvas Corner

    Posted by Cheryl Sheridan on 12/15/2016

    Why not use discussion boards in Canvas to generate academic feedback?

    Benefits of Using Online Discussion Boards:

    • Builds class community by promoting discussion on course topics
    • Allows time for in-depth reflection- students have more time to reflect, research & compose their thoughts before participating in the discussion
    • Facilitates learning by allowing students to view & to respond to the work of others
    • Develops thinking & writing skills

     

    Discussion Board Resources:

     

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  • Make it Personal #KCSPLE

    Posted by Whitney Barnett on 12/15/2016
    Using Peer Feedback to Support a Growth Mindset

    Peer to peer feedback is one way to support a growth mindset with students. This video looks at how even Kindergarten students can be taught how to give each other feedback and set goals based on this feedback. How do you support a growth mindset in your students?

     

     
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  • Educator Highlights

    Posted by Debbie Hilliard on 12/5/2016

    JAMIE DAILEY

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  • Educator Highlights

    Posted by Debbie Hilliard on 12/5/2016

    TORI SENSING

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  • G Suite for Education

    Posted by Michelle Daniel on 12/5/2016
    Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
     
     

    GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION (GAFE)

    Teaching Reading with G Suite for Education- There are many different types of G Suite tools available to help students develop reading fluency and comprehension. Here are a number of resources available to help.

    Recharge Learning - Digital Reading Resources for K-12

    Google Tools for English Language Arts

     

    More Google Tools

    Google Curricular Resources

    Get more from your Google Docs.

    For your holiday enjoyment G Suite Holiday Tools.

     

    Want to become more tech savvy? These activities can help develop your skills.

     
     
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  • Canvas Corner

    Posted by Michelle Daniel on 12/5/2016

    CANVAS CORNER

    How often have your students heard themselves read aloud? Never thought about that, have you? Most kids know what a good reader should sound like. After all, they listen to you read aloud to them in an enthusiastic voice on a daily basis. They have heard their parents or older siblings read to them, as well. Some kids have no idea what they sound like!

    Fluent readers are able to read orally with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. Fluency is one of several critical factors necessary for reading comprehension. Using the Media Recorder found in Canvas, you can have your students read aloud in a variety of activities such as discussion boards, assignments and even quizzes. The media recorder is available in Canvas anytime that you or your students type in the rich content editor.

    Practicing the skill of using the media recorder will be beneficial to your students and allow you time to review their reading skills and offer feedback.

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