I'm obsessed with techie stuff. Yes, I admit that I'm a complete techie nerd!! Learning about technology makes me happy!
Most of my 5 random things have to do with techonology. Geek squad here I come!
I've had a Dropbox account for awhile now, but I've used it mostly to share files between my work and home laptop or to share files with other teachers. Thanks to one of my AMAZING coworkers I realized I can use dropbox for some very SUPER cool things.
I'm fortunate enough to have iPads in my classroom. I finally put the Dropbox app on all my iPads. Now I can share pictures, documents, PDF files, etc. with my students instantly.
|I put a screenshot of a snowboarder in my Dropbox folder. Two seconds later, the picture was on all my student iPads. Voila! Great to use for descriptive writing!|
Through Dropbox, you can share a PDF file of any book!! That means you can have multiple copies of any book!
I read Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg with my class this week. My coworker showed me how to put a copy in iBooks. Hurray!
* Scan pictures of each page or take screen shots (if you have ebook)
* Save the pictures as a PDF file
* Drag the PDF file into your Dropbox folder
Bam! Here it is on my cute "bookshelf" for all my students to enjoy. This is FABULOUS for reading groups.
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4) Organize, organize, organize
Organized iPads! Yes, please! I finally numbered my iPads. This makes it easier for students to save their work on an iPad and be able to access it later .... AND it looks pretty! Anything cute ... I'll take it!
5) Little People Art
I put these up at the beginning of each school year, but I thought it was fitting for the upcoming MLK holiday.
Happy T-H-R-E-E day weekend!!! Enjoy it!
Your techie nerd,