Welcome back to a brand new school year!
I am so excited for all of you!
We have the chance to change lives, to inspire and release genius in our students, and to build relationships our students need!
We have new districts joining our Google tribe, so I am planning a series of Google Three-Minute Jam tutorials. If you need to know how to do something specific in the Google tools, please use the form over there on your right to let me know.
On the Microsoft front, Microsoft Classroom has been replaced with Microsoft Teams! I'm hoping for user-friendly interface and usage. For those of you who aren't using Google, I will be bringing tutorials for Microsoft in the new year.
That brings us to Skype in the Classroom. If you have never used Skype or Google Hangouts to bring speakers into your classroom or to partner with other classrooms, you are missing out!
There are hundreds of authors who will Skype with your students for free! You can take virtual field trips, and your students can tackle PBL with other classrooms in the world. I DARE you to flatten those walls this year! You might want to start with a Mystery Skype. I am a part of a group of connected educators, and I have teachers from other states looking for partner teachers/classrooms. If you are interested in connecting your kids with another classroom, fill out this QUICK FORM, and I will send you more information.
You are Rock Stars!