Spanish Initial Syllable Audio QR Code Work Work Stations

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Bilingual-Spanish, QR Codes, Spanish | 0 comments

I just finished these pirate themed Spanish initial syllable word work stations.  All three stations include QR codes.  If you are not using QR codes in your classroom yet, WHY?????

Spanish Initial Syllable Audio QR Code Word Work Stations

 

QR codes are very easy to use and kids LOVE them.  You don’t need to be a 1:1 device classroom.  All you need is one smart device or tabled for students to share.  Did you know that the app to scan QR codes is FREE?  I have shared my favorite QR code reader several time but just in case you missed it here it is again.

QR Reader by Scan QR Reader by Scan is my favorite because it has no ads or pop-ups. It is also easy for students to use.

 

 

 

QR Reader by TapMediaDo not confuse it with this imitator called QR Reader by TapMedia which is full of ads. It looks almost identical except for the grey outline.

 

 

 

I made this short video to demonstrate how these three audio QR stations work.  Check it out!

Download your copy today. Remember all my new resources are 50% off for the first 48 hours!

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“Be Appy” Monday: Chatter Pix Kids

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Apps | 9 comments

Be Appy Monday

 

Chattr Pix Kids 

Chatter Pix Kids

Chatter Pix Kids is a free app found in the Apple App Store. The app is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad. This is an easy to use app designed for kids 6-12 but can easily be used with younger students. In five easy steps students can animate any picture or drawing.

5 Steps to Create a Chatter Pix 

1. Take a picture or choose a photo from your camera roll.
2. Draw a line for a mouth.
3. Record your voice.
4. Decorate as desired and add text.
5. Save and share.

Your Chatter Pix saves to your camera roll. Share it as you would any other photo or video.

Chatter Pix Lesson Ideas

The first step with all of these ideas if for students to gather the information they will need. Have them write a script of what they will say.

1. ELAR - Take a picture of a story book character. Have students record themselves describing the character’s traits.

2. MATH – Have students take a picture of a mathematical concept and have them define it. For example, take a picture of a square and have students record themselves saying all the properties of a square, “I have four side and four corners.  All of my angles are 90 degrees.  I  am a square.”

3. SCIENCE – Have students take a picture of an animal. Have them record themselves saying facts about that animal.

4. SOCIAL STUDIES – Take a picture of an important historical figure.  Have students record themselves saying a famous quote or idea shared by that person in history.

African Grey Chatter Pix

As you may have noticed, there are many possibilities with Chatter Pix Kids.  Hopefully reading and seeing this example has sparked additional ideas of ways you can use the Chatter Pix Kids app in your classroom.

Time to get creative!


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3 Tools for Sharing YouTube Videos in Your Classroom Safely

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, EdTech, Tech Tips | 0 comments

 

3 Tools for Sharing YouTube Videos Safely in Your ClassroomThere are so many great educational videos available on YouTube. As educators, it is our responsibility to shield our students from inappropriate ads, comments and content sometimes linked or attached to some videos. Here are three free, easy to use tools you can use to share educational videos found on YouTube safely in your classroom.

CC_Doodle Page Divider_1View Pure 

Watch YouTube videos without comments, ads, or other distractions. There is no registration or sign up required. The video is placed in the center of a white background.  It also has a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest sharing option.

View Pure

SafeShare.tv

SafeShare.tv has all the same features as Pure View but comes with some extra features. SafeShare.tv lets you convert your video to an mp3 or mp4. Click on the +share/save button at the bottom to easily share your Safeshare.tv video on 20+ social media platforms or save it to your favorite content curation tool such as Diggo or Evernote. The video is placed in the center of a dark grey background.

Safe Share TV

Nicer Tube 

Nicer Tube gets rid of comments, ads and other clutter like View Pure and SafeShare.tv, but Nicer Tube allows you to customize your video’s background.  Here is an example of one I made.  Nicer tube does not have any embedded sharing options.

Tips for Using Videos in the Classroom

 

 

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T.G.I.F. Link-up

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Free Resources, T.G.I.F. | 0 comments

So happy it is Friday! Two snow days this week gave me extra time to create some new Spanish word work stations!!!

T.G.I.F. 

Are you looking for free bilingual activities or lessons to use in your classroom? Or, do you have a great Spanish resource you’d like to share with the world? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this link-up is just for you!

The T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness It’s Free) link-up is a great way to swap lessons and exchange ideas with other bilingual teachers across the globe.

For those that would like to share a resource please follow these 3 simple rules:

  1. Link your free resource from a post on your blog or other file hosting site.
  2. Include the T.G.I.F. logo on your post with a back link to the linky.
  3. Link a bilingual freebie or two.

TGIF Weekly Freebie Link up1

My T.G.I.F. Contribution

Super excited to share my latest audio QR code stations with you all. These stations will only be free on Friday so be sure to download your copy ASAP. Your students are going to love practicing reading and identifying Spanish syllables with these three stations.

Station 1

Teaching with Nancy QR Codes

 

Station 2

Teaching with Nancy QR Codes

Station 3

Teaching with Nancy QR Codes

 

The links below will go live on Friday 12:00 am!

Be sure to stop by each Friday to download some more great Spanish resources!





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Digital Leadership 101

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, EdTech, Leadership | 0 comments

Digital Leadership Voxer ChatIn March I will be participating in my very first Voxer book study.  We will be reading and discussion Eric Scheninger’s book Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times.

I will have the opportunity to discuss each chapter with educators and school leaders from across the country. To make it even more fun and engaging, the author of the book will also be joining the conversation, how cool is that!

Not On Voxer Yet! 

Have you heard of Voxer? I heard about it twice before I finally created an account.  Voxer is a walkie-talkie app that lets you listen, speak, and post to one person or a group.  If Twitter is not personable enough for you, Voxer may appeal more to you. There is no need to count characters like on Twitter and you can add links, pictures, etc. to your Voxes.

Here is brief overview of how Voxer works to get you started.

There is still time to join the book study.  If you would like to be added to the Digital Leadership Voxer Chat send me your Voxer profile ID.

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