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Wow, it's Digital Citizenship Week! What better way to spark a discussion about copyright and attribution than with using awesome images? Finding Creative Commons images through a CC Search (Google does this when inserting and searching within a Google App, too) is a good option for students. However, getting students to attribute those photos correctly can add time to the work exponentially. Photos for Class removes that hassle. It automatically adds a black ribbon across the bottom of the image with the appropriate attribution. Plus, it provides a link to the original in Flickr so you can add it somewhere else. Much thanks to Matt Miller, DitchThatTextbook.com, for the tip! http://photosforclass.com/ For even more Digital Citizenship resources, check out the Common Sense site: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship Happy Digital Citizenship Week!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 18, 2017 at 8:17 AM
  
W.O.W., it's finally here! A brand new Tech PD opportunity. If you're ready to accept the mission, this week's site features online modules designed to let you discover additional strategies to implement technology, explore new technology tips and tools, and have a little fun. The Mission:Possible site is ready for you to learn and earn! Our own Russell Smithson has designed a site just for you. The purpose of this site is to provide Warrensburg teachers and staff a new way to receive Professional Development and to celebrate their achievements of implementing these new strategies within their classrooms or group settings. http://tinyurl.com/WSBGTechPD Happy Learning!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 13, 2017 at 9:03 AM
  
W.O.W., Fall is here! Time to start thinking about pumpkins, cider, leaves, and Google Slides. Why Google Slides? Because Eric Curts has an amazing website, Control-Alt-Achieve with help guides, presentations, and other training resources for Google-related topics as well as other educational technology topics. A one-stop-shopping site for all kinds of tutorials and activity/lesson ideas. One of his current features is a template to build your own Jack-O-Lantern-- a great way to incorporate writing skills and add a little creativity to lessons! http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/09/build-jackolantern.html Happy Halloween!
Posted by moagueros  On Oct 04, 2017 at 8:36 AM
  
Wow, Google is 19 years old today. It's their birthday, but you get the presents! Try out the birthday spinner for fun games and a blast from the past: https://goo.gl/yZjzyt You can also read about the history of Google, get information about the annual Doodle for Google contest, see how far in the world today's doodle has reached, and view past birthday celebration doodles. https://www.google.com/doodles/googles-19th-birthday Also, if you would like a daily search skill challenge, try out A Google A Day: http://www.agoogleaday.com/ Happy Birthday Google!
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 27, 2017 at 9:31 AM
  
Wow, a new website and now a new app! The Warrensburg SD mobile app has been updated with a new look and new links. Plus, you can select your school upon start up (or set up later in settings). The design is best viewed in portrait mode rather than landscape, and content is updated when the district website is updated. For iPads with automatic updates turned on, the app should already be the new version. For devices using Google Play Store to install apps, the SD app will need to be re-installed. http://content.customschoolapp.net/launchpage/warrensburg/index.html Happy Apping!
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 20, 2017 at 8:28 AM
  
Wow, a Website of the Week, and it's not even Wednesday! Lot of teachers and students are catching the #flipgridfever, but did you know Flipgrid is more than recorded responses? There are lessons, expert presentations, explorations, adventures, and more. The next Flipgrid Explorer series will start September 18 with an explorer from Midland, Texas who excavates fossils… in a murky river! The pre-knowledge topic is open now. flipgrid.com/fossils Happy Exploring and Happy Friday!
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 15, 2017 at 2:41 PM
  
Wow, three weeks in already! Things are going smoothly, but sometimes you may need to find your "happy place," or at least a quiet place-- a place to vent, rant, or just think. Amanda from Martin Warren found this great site for kids (or adults) to "vent" what is bothering them.  "I find it is a good tool for your kids that are really emotional or angry to calm them down and let things go.  I hope this can be of use to someone!"   Note: you may want to turn your computer's volume down or off because even though the thoughts room is on the quiet place site, there is music that plays automatically when entering.   http://thequietplaceproject.com/thethoughtsroom/   Thanks to Russell for the share.   Happy venting!      
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 06, 2017 at 8:33 AM
  
Wow, there's a lot of tech tools out there! If you've ever wished for several different displays, or a way to show multiple items on your computer screen, especially when using your projector, this week's W.O.W. is for you. Classroom Screen gives you the ability to show a random name picker, a calculator, a timer and clock, a stoplight, drawings (like a mini whiteboard), and much more-- even QR codes-- all on one screen to help you manage your resources and class time. Complete with instructions (and even videos), Classroom Screen will be your go-to classroom helper from now on! Special thanks to Russell for the find from ISTE Resources. http://classroomscreen.com/ Happy Screening!
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 06, 2017 at 8:29 AM
  
Welcome back to W.O.W.! If you've ever wanted to send your students on a wild goose chase, this week's site (and app) lets you create a scavenger hunt for your class complete with missions using text, photos, and videos, even GPS. Using the GooseChase website, you build a series of missions from templates or from scratch, set a password (or not), and determine how long the game will run. Students then select the game on their app and follow the instructions to receive the allotted points. They may be submitting a photo or video, checking-in at a specific location, or solving a puzzle or riddle. "Missions change from game to game, but the fun and excitement will always be there." Terrific to use for team building activities, school or classroom tours, collaborating on a difficult lesson, or a gaggle of other ideas. https://www.goosechase.com/ Happy Chasing!
Posted by moagueros  On Sep 06, 2017 at 8:28 AM
  
Top of Form Bottom of Form •     Posted by Monique Agueros on Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016. April 5 Wow, there are tons of fantastic things happening in our schools! Why not share them with, well, everyone?! The LeadLearner blog began a Love My School Day to give educators a place to create a "new and improved culture of education" with the ultimate goal to change the perception some people have of schools. Will your school join the world in telling its story? Join us on Tue, April 11 & use the hashtag # LoveMySchoolDay . Get your invitation here: ow.ly/KZap309jP5Q Happy Love My School Day! March 15 Wow, this week's W.O.W. is better than a pot of gold! More than a website, here's a free creative app to help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day and have a wee bit 'o fun before Spring Break. The Leprechaun Me iPad app lets you upload your photo and create fantastic profile photos, memes and game icons. Decorate your website or newsletter, create writing prompts, have students dress up a report, tell a story, measure accessories, or create a character analysis.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leprechaun-me-make-leprechaun/id591740170?mt=8 Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Spring Break! March 8 Wow, we survived the severe weather, and it's almost testing time-- time to get happy! If you're looking for ways to have students review concepts plus brush up on those creative higher-order thinking skills, W.O.W. has a great site (and app) for you. It's called Plus.HappyNumbers.com : a fantastic web-based tool that provides mind-growing monthly math challenges to unlock your students' higher-order thinking. Plus can be used as an independent math center to provide math enrichment that supplements your curriculum. It's designed for K-2 students at the moment, but I've heard they plan to expand to upper elementary in the future. The first challenge has just been released -- so make sure you check out Plus ! Happy Happy Numbers! March 1 Wow, Dr. Seuss would be 113 years old tomorrow! Oh, the places you'll go-- with websites! To celebrate his life and of course stories, the Web English Teacher website has several lesson plans and guides related to specific Seuss books, his biography, and even newspaper activities. https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/drseuss.html Wow, this special day deserves another resource: A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet also has an abundant list of resources, printables, craft ideas, videos, and more. http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2014/02/happy-110th-birthday-dr-seuss-updated.html Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! February 22 Wow, Digital Learning Day is tomorrow, Read-in Day is coming in March, the weather is amazing for February, and baseball season is around the corner. We're breaking barriers all over! How about breaking barriers with student writing also? MLB's Breaking Barriers essay contest encourages students from across the country to write about how they are facing or were able to overcome personal obstacles or barriers in their own lives through the example set forth by Jackie Robinson, who became MLB's first African-American player when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Breaking Barriers focuses on nine values: courage, teamwork, determination, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment and excellence. This is also the first year entries will be accepted in both English and Spanish. The Grand Prize winner in grades 4-6 will earn the opportunity to attend and be honored at the 2017 All-Star Game in Miami, and the Grand Prize winner in grades 7-9 will receive the opportunity to attend and be honored at a game during the 113th World Series. Ten students overall will be honored with prizes. In all, two Grand Prize winners, two MVP winners and six All-Star Prize winners will be chosen between the two grade groups. The deadline for the contest is March 14. Article with more info here: http:/
Posted by moagueros  On Jun 21, 2017 at 9:36 PM