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Thinking Globally in your Classroom

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Happy Friday,


This week I want to highlight 2 tools and a half. I was fortunate enough to attend a Educational Technology conference last weekend in Peachtree City which is about 10 minutes away from Senoia, GA (aka  Woodbury the fictional town from one of my favorite shows the Walking Dead)  I learned a great deal from many different speakers. One of the things that I really enjoyed learning about was NextVista.org.  Nextvista.org is a site that is dedicated to showcasing, for free, wonderful teacher and student created educational videos. Teachers and students can search for videos by subject area, careers, global perspectives, and services.  These videos could be used for review, inspiration, or to see different perspectives. Check it out

 Speaking of Global Perspectives I read about this site this week.  http://unfiltered.news. This is a site that updates in real time what news is trending all over the world. For example, (I tried to capture it in the video below) "Brussells&qu…

Springing into the next 9 weeks with Classroom

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Happy Friday! How about that time change?



Google Classroom continues to make changes that benefits students and teachers each month. I have a difficult time keeping up with all of the changes. Luckily, Google Classroom has announced that they now have a month by month  breakdown of features that have been released. I try to quickly check it each month to see what new features may be beneficial to us here in CCSD.      A site that I've really been excited about this week is Cyark.  Cyark is a site where students can take a virtual tour of endangered historical sites all over the world. The mission of this website is "to create a free 3D online library of the world's cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time."
If you have questions about either of these sites please let me know and I would love to schedule a time to meet with you, your class, or your team.
Take Care,
Clint

Google Doc Templates

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Happy Friday, and Happy Spring Break!



Did you know that there are many  pre-made templates in Google Docs?   These Googe Doc templates  can take  reports beyond the Substitution level of SAM-R. Students can insert pictures, videos,and collaborate  with their Google Docs.  Do you need a template for students to create a flyer or newsletter? There is a Template for that as well.
     To find these templates simply type docs.google.com  or slides.google.com, or sheets.google.com (Depending on the type of template that you are looking for) into your search bar and the templates will appear. You can make a copy of  any of the templates, edit them to meet your needs, and send them to your students in Google Classroom. if you have questions about any of the these features please let me know.  Have a Great Spring Break!

Take Care,
Clint