Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Learning Together at MACUL: Using Inforgraphics in the Classroom and Supporting our Readers

Our next post in our Learning Together at MACUL series, Sheila Clothier shares her MACUL experience as well as some great tech tools for supporting our readers.

Sheila is a fourth grade teacher at Central Elementary School and is one of our Chromebook 1-to-1 Pilot teachers.  When you talk to Sheila, she will be the first to tell you that teaching in a 1-to-1 environment was a huge leap of faith for her.  She is an amazing, gifted teacher, but has never claimed to be on the bleeding edge of the tech world.  Anyone who states that they can't use technology in their classroom only needs to sit down with Sheila for 10 minutes or walk through her room and you will soon realize that tech isn't all that scary after all!  Here is Sheila's blog post on her MACUL experience.  Thanks for sharing, Sheila!

I was amazed with all the possibilities of using technology in the classroom with language arts. During the conference, I refreshed my understanding of Google Classroom, learned about infographics, listened to a teacher that uses digital literature circles, and watched a presentation on supporting writing with technology. My favorite presentation was one on combining technology and your students' passions. I plan on spending some additional time with the infographics. I already started the students writing on the chromebooks using Storybird and Write About. I have never seen such excitement to write! Here is a list of some of the resources: 
Using Infographics in the Classroomhttp://tinyurl.com/infogr15 
How can we use technology to support our readers?
Apps/Websites for Reading
For Writing

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