FREE GAFE ED Tech Templates!!!

A  shout-out for help bit me with the creation bug! Here are a few various age level Google APPS for Education (GAFE)Templates. Please feel free to copy and use! After all GAFE is about sharing, collaborating and engaging along with supporting student’s academics success.

MATH TENS PLACE VALUE MANIPULATIVE

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MATH 100’S PLACE VALUE MANIPULATIVE

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INTERACTIVE STICKY NOTES

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3 x 5 INDEX CARDS

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CHECKERBOARD INTERACTIVE

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Technology Can Support All Learners!

Over the years I’ve heard this question asked, “Why do you think technology is good for supporting the students” Here is my answer:

  • Technology can differentiate instruction
  • Supports the low reader
  • Helps student to maintain focus
  • Provides action for the kinesthetic learner
  • Supports the sharing of ideas
  • Let’s not forget the visual, audio, video, interactive and etc… supports

Keeping this in mind I hope to integrate technology in new and exciting ways to support the students. Here is a sneak peek of a project I’m working on.

As part of my position I maintain supplemental notes for supporting students of exceptionalities. This year I’m planning on sharing a virtual notebook with the students. I hope this provides study information to support all the different learning styles.

Now do you understand why technology can support the students?

Twitter Chats as a Resource

Have you ever heard a colleague say, “Twitter is silly and I don’t know why anyone would use it!” This year I’ve discovered the value of Twitter and building a PLN (Personal Learning Network). Thanks to the many professionals in my network I’m exposed to NEW Terms and Educational Technology at a faster pace. Today I learned about SmackDowns and its benefits during a Twitter #Satchat (hashtags help user easily find specific conversations).  A SmackDown is a 2 minute “Show and Tell” sharing information about websites, Tech tips or tricks, and etc… . Smackdowns presentations are often used during Ed Tech Camps. It is a way to share a variety of ideas to support the integration of educational technology in a short time period. Smackdowns can be used during a faculty meeting, team meeting, conference day and etc… to support colleagues with moving forward as everyone learns the best practices for integrating educational technology. Twitter is now in my top ten list as an Ed Tech Resource.