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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

End of School Inservice 2017

Sandy and I are always willing to share with our coworkers on the latest and greatest teachery goings-ons.

We have found that WE are more interested and engaged when we hear from fellow teachers rather than some random somebody that hasn't been in the classroom for a million years. Hence why we created this blog!

Below are some of the topics we shared with our coworkers this year.

Snipping 
Allows you to copy, paste, and edit (minimally) an image or text.
Start, Windows Accessories, Snipping Tool




Task View/Multiple Desktops
Great for multitasking without having to close out all of your applications. I can have one desktop open for all my teaching software, then another open for all the paper-worky type things I am working on during my conference or after school.


Chrome Add-Ons and Extensions
So many to choose from. Here are a few: Grammarly, Boomerang, Mailcastr, Google Classroom, Flubaroo.

Google Forms
Formative Assessment, Student Information, Survey, Sign In & Out Tutorial Tracker, Rubric Creator, the list goes on!



Openers & Closers
Warm-ups, Bell-ringers, Exit Tickets, Sticky Note Discussions, Journals, Science Starters, etc. We shared what we have been doing differently and had others share their successes and failures in this area.

Videos
Ipad - Doceri, Educreations, Whiteboard, Explain Everything, EdPuzzle...
Software - Camtasia & Camstudio (For a while my iPad was not functioning...so I purchased Camtasia to create videos on my laptop)
Promethean Board/Smart Board - Built in screen recorder



Notetaking
Interactive Notebooks (teacher notes on one side, student notes on the other), Foldables (so many ideas on the internet, Dinah Zike is a great resource), and Sketchnotes



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