Friday, August 21, 2015

TechEds Awarded District of Distinction



TechEds, Innovative Professional Development Initiative Earns
National Recognition
District Administration’s District of Distinction, a national program that honors innovative, problem-solving school districts

Before the Paulding County School District launched the TechEds program in 2014, 33 percent of teachers reported using technology monthly or less frequently in the classroom. The Georgia district was falling behind on technology integration, a problem leaders combatted with a rigorous professional development program that included six days of training, ongoing individual coaching, and continuous virtual learning. The effort was a resounding success. Today, 100 percent of teachers in the district report using technology on a daily or weekly basis, and they say their students are using it, too.






Monday, August 10, 2015

Bingo on iPads!



Bingo Baker Generate Random Bingo Cards 


Sitting for long periods of time can be a challenge for our young learners and for us adults, too!  So when given a chance to make learning fun and get the wiggles out, count me in!  Bingo Baker, is an online bingo board creator.  And it's free.  The free option allows you to create as many boards as you would like. If you want to edit your bingo boards or print more than 8 at a time, you can pay to become a member for $9.95 for life.  I am using Bingo Baker Boards for Getting to Know You (G2KU) activities in my trainings.  

Teachers can print the boards as well as print out call lists.

To add an element of technology fun, I have created a QR Code for teachers to scan to play bingo on their iPads or Tablets.  The cool part?  Each time the QR Code is scanned a new Bingo Board is generated.  So no two students have the same board. Students simply tap on the square on their device it turns yellow, if tapped again it will return to white.  Need another board?  Simply refresh.

Check out the great math Bingo Baker connection on @Maththecy's blog.