Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday Teacher Tips - Oct 8

These are the teacher tips I sent out for this week.  I put a quick blurb in about SkyDrive - the cloud storage attached to our state email accounts.  I found at a recent faculty meeting that not many people knew about them, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get out some info about it.

To access SkyDrive, log in to webmail,
 then Click “More” at the top of the screen—then SkyDrive

Productivity Tip: Are you using the SKYDRIVE?

SkyDrive is your “cloud” storage connected to your webmail.  You have 7 GB of storage available online, and this could be a great way for you to back up and share your most important files.  Or, it may just be a good option if you don’t like carrying a flashdrive back and forth between home and school. Once you have uploaded the document to SkyDrive, you can right click on it and select Share.  Then type in the email of the person with whom you would like to share. You can give the people you share with the ability to edit the document if you would like.  This is a great way to collaborate in editing and updating grade level assignments. 

 Tech Tools for Struggling Readers

Check out this link for How to Use Web 2.0 to Teach Literacy Strategies to Struggling Readers” - you may also want to check out “18 Strategies for Struggling Readers - both by Peter Pappas.  Five Card Flikr might be good for a writing assignment or a learning center and Wordle is always a fun way to generate a summary using only key words.

Halloween Books to Share with Your Class

We have more than this, but these were a few we just got in, so I decided to spotlight them - and I wanted to keep it short.

Celebrate Halloween with Pumpkins, Costumes and Candy by Deborah Heiligman—nonfiction—history of Halloween
Hallowilloween Nefarious Silliness by Calef Brown—poetry—share some super, silly poems
The Bones of Fred McFee by Eve Bunting—picture
Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve by Mary Pope Osborne—chapter

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