There are still a lot of technology tools and ideas I would like to explore. Almost every day I read about something new to try. (I love Twitter!) I just purchased Kathy Cassidy's book Connected From the Start and am even more fired up about trying new things with my class. I discovered Kathy when I was researching blogging with primary students. It was so inspiring to hear about someone who was using blogging, digital portfolios and other tools with young students. I purchased the book as an e-book, which is fabulous because it is full of links and examples of her students' digital work. This book is a fantastic resource for those of us who want to use more technology with our little digital natives. After reading the first couple of chapters I find myself wanting to try Skyping with my class. Too much technology, too little time!
|Using Kidblog in the computer lab|
Then there are resources and activities that I have done in the past, but haven't used yet this year. This week I stumbled across my Marcy Cook Number Tile Cards. How could I have forgotten about these wonderful activities? I included them in my math tubs on Friday and my kids had a blast. I loved when one little guy told me "It was challenging but I got them all!" If you are not familiar with Marcy's tile activities, check them out here:
|Pattern block animals|
|Number Tile Task Cards|
|Close up of a partially completed task card.|
Have a fantastic week!