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12 Days of Teaching with Technology by Georgia RESA's

On the First Day of Teaching with Technology

Seesaw

Who we are: Sara Mixon and Jennifer Braswell

About us: Sara is from North Jackson Elementary teaching PreK-5, in Jackson County part of NEGA RESA. Jennifer is from Garrison Pilcher teaching 1st Grade, in Thomas County part of SWGA RESA.

Twitter or email: @SaraMixon, Jebraswell@tcjackets.net

Link to tool: seesaw.me

Short description of what the tool is/does

Student digital portfolio. "Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with parents, and nothing is shared without teacher approval." © Seesaw Learning, Inc.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

My most favorite way to use SeeSaw is in conjunction with other learning tools in an appsmash. For instance, I might have students research using Pebble Go. Then to show what they know, they draw, write, or video themselves sharing what they learned. - Sara.

"Some teachers use Seesaw primarily as a place for students to share their work, and specifically encourage individual reflection and peer feedback.Some teachers choose to use Seesaw in a more private way, where they can do student assessment, collect work, and give direct private feedback to students. You can even push assignments to students for them to complete and turn in via Seesaw. This makes Seesaw primarily a place where students and teachers can interact around their work. For other teachers, Seesaw is primarily used a way to communicate with parents and keep them in the loop on the learning their child is doing at school." © Seesaw Learning, Inc. - Jennifer

Link to student work: Blog Post from Sara

Screenshot of student work

On the Second Day of Teaching with Technology

Flipgrid

Who I am: Kim Walter and Elaine White

About me: I am from Midway Elementary teaching 5th grade in Pierce County part of OKRESA. - Kim. I am from Hart County Charter system, teaching K-5, and am part of Pioneer RESA.

Twitter or email: kwalter@pierce.k12.ga.us, @selainewhite

Link to tool: FlipGrid

Short description of what the tool is/does

Flipgrid is a video response platform where educators can have online video discussions with students or other educators. Teachers can provide feedback to students AND better yet students can provide feedback to one another. FlipGrid is a website for students to video their response to various tasks posed by their teacher. Students enjoy FlipGrid because it is so different from a traditional written response, and teachers love the engagement that occurs with the implementation of it. Another added bonus of using FlipGrid is that it’s a sure way to work on the Speaking and Listening standards while incorporating content at the same time.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

Flipgrid is a great way to assess your students on a topic. It also gives the students an opportunity to be creative. It gives them a voice especially those quiet kids that might be too afraid to talk in front of their peers. - Kim

Simply give the students a code for them to enter on the home page of the website. This application works on any device and is very simple to use! - Elaine

How you've used the tool: How I use Flipgrid

Link to Student work: Student using Flipgrid from Kim, Student using Flipgrid - Elaine

Screenshot of student using Flipgrid

Ideas on how to use the tool

"Reading response goes digital, Show what you know, End of year (semester) reflection ,Reflect on a lesson or unit, Advice to next year’s class , 30 second book talk challenge, Debate a topic, formative/summative assessment." - Kim.

"Activate Prior Knowledge, Create a Commerical, Summarizing a Lesson, Review Tool Prior to an Assessment, Book Talks, and much more!" -Elaine

Anything else that you think would be beneficial

This is a great tool to use for digital portfolios. I love to show parents or email parents their child's video so they can see what their child has been doing in class. - Kim

Cheat Sheet - Provided by Elaine

On the Third Day of Teaching with Technology

Hyper Docs

Who I am: Carrie Siegmund

About me: I work at NEGA RESA as the Director of Instructional Technology

Twitter: @siegmundIT

Link to tool

Short description of what the tool is/does

HyperDocs change the way you design and deliver instruction using technology! HyperDocs at their most basic description are interactive Google Docs or Google Slides thoughtfully designed by teachers to guide students through the stages of the learning process. With HyperDocs "it's not about teaching technology, it's about using technology to teach." See link to image that shows what HyperDocs are and are not (Source: https://hyperdocs.co/about_hyperdocs)

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

HyperDocs transform the blended classroom environment. Teachers build HyperDoc to engage, educate, and inspire their students who are the intended audience for the HyperDoc lessons. HyperDocs can be designed for any standard or age group, including adults! Take a look at these HyperDoc Samples to get a better idea of how HyperDocs are transforming learning experiences: https://hyperdocs.co/samples

Provide link to an example of how you've used the tool

Here is a HyperDoc built for a 6th grade STEAM unit that connected with a novel the class was reading. The rock toss was a hit!

Provide a link of student work completed with tool

Here is the HyperDoc with links to the student work for the first four phases of the unit.

Here are a few additional links to consider that were all a part of the learning outlined in the HyperDoc:

Apply

Share in Seesaw 1

Share in Seesaw 2

Reflect

Students working on rock toss

Anything else that you think would be beneficial

Get started today! Winter Break Challenge! Experience HyperDocs as a student learner by completing The "HyperDoc" HyperDoc!

OR if you want to dive deeper, I highly recommend taking the HyperDocs Online Bootcamp course! It is fantastic!

Video Tutorial

On the Fourth Day of Teaching with Technology

Quizizz

Who I am: Ditoria Garrett

About me: I am a teacher at Brunswick High School for 9th and 10th grade in Glynn county that is part of First District RESA

Email: ditoria.garrett@glynn.k12.ga.us

Short description of what the tool is/does

You can create quizzes and check for understanding using this tool. You can also assign homework on this site.It provides a report on each student.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

I have printed out quizzes I have created and used them in group settings. On the teacher screens it rates the students. On the students phone they receive questions. There are fun memes for the students. You can time each question.

How I've used the tool

Other ideas for how teachers/students can use the tool

I have used it for comprehension, but it can be used in most subjects. You can combine quizzes and create your own.

Anything else that you think would be beneficial

I think this is a great way to incorporate phones in the classroom, because they can't be on other websites while do this assignment. It helps them stay engaged.

On the Fifth Day of Teaching with Technology

iknowit

Who I am: Rachel Roberson

About me: I teach at Nahunta Primary as a 3rd Grade teacher from the Brantley County School System that is part of Okefenokee RESA.

Email: rachel.roberson@brantley.k12.ga.us

Short description of what the tool is/does

Math practice for skills.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

I Know It is a comprehensive, interactive math practice site for students in Kindergarten to fifth grade. This online resource can be used during class or at home for independent practice, remediation, assessment, or homework. The site enables teachers and parents to differentiate assignments for students allowing them to work at their own level and pace towards mastery of concepts and skills aligned with common core.

Provide a link of student work completed with tool

student working in iknowit

Other ideas for how teachers/students can use the tool

This site can be used as practice and to check to see if skills have been mastered. The site will let you assign assignments to students and will give you data for their progress.

On the Sixth Day of Teaching with Technology

Plickers

Who I am: Miranda Murphey

About me: I teach at Thomson High School in McDuffie County that is part of CSRA RESA.

Email: murpheym@mcduffie.k12.ga.us

Short description of what the tool is/does

It can be used as a formative assessment tool where students hold up cards and your phone/ tablet scans the room using an app. You get instant feedback, and the students see instant results, should you choose to allow the results to be shown.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

Let's say you want to see how students are getting information as you go through a lesson...have them raise their cards to questions you prepared in advance. As you scan the room, you will see green above the names with a correct response, or red if it is incorrect. Or you want to poll the room and do not provide a correct response. You could use it for a 'four-corners' type activity or use it to group students based off of their answers. You can also use it to call on students to explain their responses to increase student engagement and participation.

Other ideas for how teachers/students can use the tool

Review games, quizzes, student interest surveys, discussion starters

Anything else that you think would be beneficial

You can print cards from the website and laminate them, or you can purchase a class set (40 cards max) for around $12. They come pre-laminated in a low gloss-meaning low glare- material.

On the Seventh Day of Teaching with Technology

Google Drawings

Who I am: Lauren Stapleton

About me: Im a 4th grade teacher at Holsenbeck Elementary in Barrow County that is part of the NEGARESA

Twitter: @lstapleton92

Short description of what the tool is/does

Google Drawing is a tool that allows students to create visual models or representations of what they are learning. It enhances what they may be able to do with paper because it is easier to make more geometric and precise shapes.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

Google Drawing can be used when asking students to create models in science or math. It can also be used to make trading cards about historical figures in Social Studies.

Provide a link of student work completed with tool

Student Work

On the Eighth day of Teaching with Technology

Who I am: Clint Winter

About me: I work at a Board of Education in Elbert County that is part of the NEGARESA.

Twitter: @clintwinter

Short description of what the tool is/does

Google Hangouts lets you remove the walls from the classroom. With the free tool and the use of Twitter or Google+ Hangouts in Education you can collaborate with others across town, state, or the world

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

Find a speaker, or another classroom, or whoever you would like to speak to your class. Send them an invite through Google Calendar OR send them the link to your Google Hangout. Make sure that your camera and microphone work and begin Hanging out

Provide an example of how you've used the tool

This past week we did a Hangout with Computer Programmers from Hourofcode.org to talk to our 1st grade students about Coding

Students 'hanging out'

On the Ninth Day of Teaching with Technology

Using Websites in the classroom

Who I am: Jenny Pitts and Tammy Walker

About me: Jenny and Tammy both are 9-12 teachers at Cook County High School from Coastal Plains RESA.

Email: jpitts@cook.k12.ga.us, tammywalker@cook.k12.ga.us

Short description of what the tool is/does

Wix allows students to create and publish eportfolios for FREE. - Jenny

Create a website. I used old sites to create a webquest - Tammy

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

Work-Based Learning students create notebook portfolios during their first year in WBL. The second year students create e-portfolios using Wix. -Jenny

I used classic Google Sites to create a webquest for my 10th graders. I have also used the New Google Sites in conjunction with Google Forms to create a digital breakout for story review. -Tammy

Provide a link of student work completed with tool or how you have used the tool

On the Tenth day of Teaching with Technology

Metaverse - Augmented Reality

Who I am: Blake Johns

About me: I am the instructional technology Specialist for Okefenokee RESA.

Twitter/Email: @Blake_Johns, bjohns@okresa.org

Short description of what the tool is/does

Create experiences Using the Metaverse Studio, simply arrange components on a storyboard and connect them together on your computer. Anyone can do it. No coding required. Share them anywhere Share them anywhere Experiences are instantly shareable via a unique link or a QR code, and can be posted to Social Media, sent via email, embedded in web sites, etc. Experiences come to life Experiences come to life Users can tap the link or scan the code with the Metaverse App and interact with the AR experiences.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

There are several ways to use the platform. You could curate a learning experience for students to learn new content through augmented reality. They can answer multiple choice and short answer questions. Teachers could create digital breakouts for students to "breakout" of. Students could recreate a story they read, make a journey for the battles they learned about in history class, or create a digital breakout of their own for their peers. The possibilities are endless!

Teachers playing some elementary level breakout sessions

Video Tutorial of how to use the tool

On the Eleventh day of Teaching with Technology

Annotate Software

Who I am: Matthew Taylor

About me: Im a 5th grade math and science teacher at Southwest Laurens Elementary that is part of the Heart of Georgia RESA

Email: matttaylor@lcboe.net

Short description of what the tool is/does

Annotate Software allows users to turn in any touchscreen device into an interactive whiteboard.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

I utilize Annotate Software primarily during my small group instruction to differentiate math skills among my students due to their varying instructional levels. I use Annotate Software on a touchscreen Acer Chromebook that is linked to a 55" television screen I purchased in the back of my classroom. I use the Chromebook as a mobile whiteboard to work out various problems, upload/stream various presentations, and share various screenshots or documents to my students' devices as well. I have also embedded videos from YouTube to provide visual aides for skills being taught. Having this in the back of my classroom and a whiteboard in the front, makes multi-tasking and differentiation much easier! https://annotate.net/features

Other ideas for how teachers/students can use the tool

Annotate Software can also be used by students to collaborate in group work and has the option of assigning various tasks to students based on their individualized needs.

Anything else that you think would be beneficial

In order to have full access to the software, users must pay $9.99 per year. See tutorials in the following link: https://annotate.net/tutorials (Source: http://annotate.net)

On the Twelfth Day of Teaching with Technology

Loom

Who I am: Kevin Strickland

About me: I work at Greene County high School that is part of the NEGA RESA

Twitter: @706_Kevin

Short description of what the tool is/does

Chrome extension and stand alone website for screen capture. Think ScreenCastify, only simpler.

Short description of how to use the tool in a classroom environment

I use it for "how-to" videos. When a teacher asks how to do something, I make a quick loom video. They can see my image in the corner, hear my voice, and follow my mouse on my screen and this is much better than using screenshots.

Other ideas for how teachers/students can use the tool

You could use Loom as part of the flipped classroom model. For example, when you have to miss class and want to teach students the concepts you'd teach if you were present, you could create a Loom video and share the link to the video as an announcement or assignment in your Google Classroom.

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