Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Slogging Away, but wait! There's More!

You know how during the year there are all those plans to do that/make that/find that over the summer?

What about all of those amazing ideas and pins on Pinterest that you save for later?

That's where I am now. It's hitting me that "summer" is really just two more weeks. We have a week of meetings before school starts on the 20th and the last week of July is dedicated to math training through the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative ( SVMI)

So today , tomorrow, and Friday, I am slogging away! Prioritizing and figuring out just what I want to get accomplished before there is no time left.

I thought I had a good handle on it ( Today was supposed to be math interactive notebook day) but instead I attended 3 great webinars through SimpleK12's day of learning about Digital Storytelling.

In "Create Amazing Digital Stories Easily with Green Screen Effects and an iPad"  I learned about Veescope Live and how students can use it to create some really great presentations.

In "Inspire Creativitiy and Presentation Skills with a New Kind of Puppet Show", the presenter, Carol Nelson, spoke about the app Sock Puppet which seems pretty easy to use and I must say I am having a lot of fun playing around with it.

The last webinar I attended for the day was "Publishing Digital Books: Making Students Work Come Alive" presented by Kim Munoz (techmunoz on twitter) A lot of great resources there although the one we focused on was Wobook which helps teachers and students create ebooks.

So my list of things to create with and plan with just keeps adding! But hey, that's what makes education so wonderful right? The ability to constantly add more tools to our toolboxes in order to help our students maximize their education.

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