Do you use social media in your classroom? Check out all these great ideas for how to safely use all social media with any age!
Flipped classrooms are a great for students and teachers! What happens when they don’t exactly play out as planned? Check out the archives for some solutions, tips and great information!
Using Twitter in today’s classroom can be tricky but PD PRO Sylvia Buller explains just how great it can be! Find tons of resources in these archives and you can follow @sabuller on Twitter for more great information!
Twitter accounts and classrooms to reach out to:
Articles and tips for Twitter:
Teaching with Twitter
50 Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom
Twitter in Elemenetary
Check out the TweechMe App to help Teachers with Twitter! Contact TweechMe creator @s_bearden for more info!
Communication between parents and teachers is essential. It is a year – long commitment. Keeping communication easily accessible and current is the key for helping busy parents to easily stay informed with what is happening in their child’s classroom and school.
When you think of how much information is sent home during a school year, either on paper or electronically, it is easy to understand how some information can be lost or misplaced. There are policies, newsletters, menus, announcements, assignments, procedures, and calendar dates just to name a few. This can be overwhelming for parents to keep it all close at hand.
PD PRO Shannon Miller held an amazing #symchat about Confereces. There was a ton of sharing about where to go for the best conferences and tons of tips about what to expect and what not to do. Check out the archives for more helpful hints about Conferences!
Why: Here at Symbaloo, we love to share the love! Georgia is home of some amazing events for educators including EdCamp ATL. With high standards and a strong work ethics, these Georgia educators show us why this is a pivitol state in education!
Who: Bobby Lewis is a Computer Business teacher in Georgia and a well decorated educator. Some of this achievements include SymbalooEDU PD PRO, Certified Math Tools, SEE, Edmodo Certified Trainer, Flipped Certified, Den Star and has been awarded the PBS Inoovation Award! He is well known in education and provides his followers with effective and helpful information about education technology. Follow Bobby on Twitter @usabbs!
Students can be hard to reach and difficult to keep engaged over the Summer. PD PRO Sylvia Buller led a great #symchat on Fun Ways to Engage Students During the Summer! Learn more about how educators across the globe are keeping students from drifting away over the break. There are webmixes, apps, blogs and more!
PD PRO Lynette Callaghan hosted #symchat this week from Australia! We discussed how to use forums to increase student participation in an online learning environment. Check out the archives for all the shared resources and information on how to increase your student participation.
Did you miss #symchat yesterday with PD PRO Shannon Miller? Check out the archives for tons of information and resources on how to start a Makerspace in your classroom! If you don’t know what a Makerspace is, there are a few links in the archives that will help you to begin.
Here are some of the great resources #symchat provided!
Makerspaces – Pinterest
Van Meter Library Voice – Thinking About our New Makerspace
Celebrating Earth Day
Earth Day will be celebrated world wide on April, 22nd 2014. It’s an event for us to remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect mother earth. Education is the heart of Earth Day so what’s a better way for us to celebrate than with your students? Join us in celebrating Earth Day by encourage your students to join the Earth Day Webmix Contest! Also, it’s a great way to show your students wemix ;-). We will announce the winner on April 22nd!
Examples of Earth Day Webmix: