Balanced Literacy and Tech:
Several teachers have asked for some ideas for using a technology station in Balanced Literacy. I know you are already well on your way to successful stations - but some of the ideas here may give you the opportunity to switch up your learning stations this month.
Read to Self:
Epic Over 25,000 books for educators and students. Leveled reading, audiobooks, and more. Connect your Google Classroom to Epic to provide assignments. View teacher guide here.
Storyline Online - Download the app if you have iPads. Or bookmark for computers and Kindles. Idea options: select specific titles, create playlists on YouTube, provide opportunities to self-select.
Ready to Read - for our beginning readers. Bookmark this page or bookmark links to specific titles.
Tumble Books - Free access to Tumblebooks with your Live Oak Public Library Card. Use the current Galileo password "vague" first, then enter your library card number. Have an iPad? Download the app! Have a Kindle? Bookmark the site on the device.
Read to Someone
Record from a Chromebooks using Screen Cast o Matic Chromebook app. Save to Google Drive or YouTube.
Use SeeSaw (app or online) to organize, record, respond, create! Get started with this guide.
Record from the Photo App on an iPad or Kindle - upload to Google Drive to share with others.
Respond to Reading
Students create a short video in your FlipGrid to share their responses, reactions, opinions.
Students write/journal/respond to reading and comment on others using SeeSaw. Get started with this guide.
Students write their own stories using Storybird.
A few Technicalities in SCCPSS District
Logging into iTunes - To download free apps on your BOE iPad, connect with your media specialist or me to obtain the school iTunes username and password for staff.
Logging into Chromebooks - STUDENTS use district email address and district password.
STAFF use district email address as the username and three zeros plus Kronos number as the password.
District Instructional Technology Coach, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator, Apple Teacher, tech therapist, teacher supporter, avid reader, bullet journalist