Spotlight on GaETC 2016 Favorites

http://www.gaetc.org/
http://www.gaetc.org/

eCLASS Instructional Specialists headed to the 2016 GaETC conference November 2-4 and discovered more great ideas to share with their schools. Here’s a link to all of the concurrent sessions.

Here’s what one of our specialists loved–we’ll post more each week to come!

Stacy McKibben, Elementary Specialist

The Wonderful World of Web Widgets
Presented by Tony Vincent
http://learninginhand.com/widgets

Teachers are always on the hunt for new widgets to embed in their class pages! Tony Vincent shared a few ideas that you might be able to use to draw more people (students and parents) to your class page. Check out the Learning in Hand website to view a complete list of the widgets he shared. Here are a few that stood out to me:

1. Polls.cc: Teachers can quickly create a multiple choice question that easily embeds. To see students’ answers, click View Results. Teachers can use this as a quick ticket in the door or students can analyze the results to determine which answer choice had more, less, or the same.

2. Tick Counter: Use this widget to count down to special events or to count up to the 100th day of school!

3. Free Dictionary: This website has an auto-updating game called WordHub. Students are given 7 letters and will make as many words as they can with those letters.

4. Surf Net Kids: Are you looking for widgets that update daily? This is the site for you! Choose from daily facts, jokes, coloring pages, or educational quotes.

Spotlight on GaETC 2016 Favorites

http://www.gaetc.org/
http://www.gaetc.org/

eCLASS Instructional Specialists headed to the 2017 GaETC conference November 2-4 and discovered more great ideas to share with their schools. Here’s a link to all of the concurrent sessions.

Here’s the final installment of what one of our specialists loved!

Katie Newman, Elementary

Here are my favorite takeaways from the conference:

Google Extensions    Free Google Extension Link

  • Google Read & Write – Will read any web page aloud, highlight text tool, line tracking toolWill
  • Google Translate – translate any text into a variety of languages

Workshop Model

Assessments

Language Arts

Writing

Science

Virtual Tours

Images

Handy Websites

Professional Development