As an Ed Tech TOSA I often need to create presentations for trainings. The templates available on the Google Slides site are fine, but rather boring. To make the presentation more interesting I like to use free templates from SlidesCarnival or Slidesgo. Both of these websites offer free Google Slides and PowerPoint templates and their designs are wonderful. If you haven't had a chance to check out these site yet, I highly recommend taking a look before you create your next presentation.
Kami is one of my favorite new site for digital learning. I love it so much that I will probably use it even when are able to have school in person.
Check out this 5 minute video about Kami and how students can easily use it!
In December 2017 I participated in Code.org's Hour of Code. After seeing the enthusiasm and joy on my students' faces I decided it was important to continue teaching computer science and programing for the remainder of the year. While I had already planned to do this with my own 5th grade class, I wanted to include other students as well. This brought about the creation of my school's first Coding Club.
Starting a computer science club at your school is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
With the Hour of Code soon upon us I created two mini lessons to help introduce elementary students to computer science. The videos I chose were from code.org and the games are all located at https://code.org/learn. I hope you find them useful and can use them with your students.
Hour of Code Mini Lessons (TK-2nd)
Hour of Code Mini Lessons (3rd+)
The Tech Lovin' Teacher: Ed Tech TOSA, 15+ year educator, tech enthusiast, curriculum creator