Welcome to the Hop! I am so fortunate to belong to an amazing networking group of bloggers that have truly become friends of mine in every sense of the word. Today we're hopping to each other's blogs for a little visit! I am crazy excited to welcome Erin from Kleinspiration today and you'll find my post on a Common Core math activity over at Lynda's adorable Curls and a Smile blog. At the bottom of this post, you'll also see a bunch of my other blog buds who are blog hopping today and would love to have you visit!
Tiny Tech Tips: by Erin Klein
I'm so excited to be a part of the Blog Hop and to be featured on one of my favorite blogs, Sunny Days in Second Grade! Denise and I are great friends, and it's an honor to be featured on her blog. I must admit, I've been a Sunny Days fan since the beginning, and I am always in awe of the terrific resources Denise shares.
I'm the author of Kleinspiration, a technology resource sharing blog. I often post about sites and resources that appeal to a K - 12 audience. I do, however, teach second grade. I welcome you to click here and connect with me through my social networks and become a follower of my blog. I love meeting and collaborating with teachers.
Where is the best place to find appropriate technology tools for lower elementary?
Two resources that I adore are: Twitter and Pinterest. I find that both sites offer a rich array of teachers to collaborate with, ideas to build from, a platform to ask questions, and mentors to learn from. Today, I will focus on Pinterest; however, if you're interested in getting started with Twitter, I've created this ten minute Twitter tutorial: click here to view.
Pinterest: a bookmarking tool
In effort to stay organized, I use Pinterest to bookmark my many great technology finds. For example, when I'm at a conference or workshop and hear of a great website, I 'Pin It' to one of my Pinterest boards. At first, I struggled with setting up my boards. Many great Pinners set their boards up differently.
In regards to technology, I've found that the following categories work well:
- EduTech resources
- iPad & Mobile Devices
- Technology Projects
- Social Media
- Tech Gadgets
- Social Media
- Flipped Class
Pinterest: a tool to find resources
There are so many wonderful teachers to follow on Pinterest. If you're looking to follow a few Pinners who often share great technology resources, I highly recommend the following:
- click here: Shannon Long's Tech for Teachers
- click here: Eric Sheninger
- click here: Tina Wahlert
- click here: Denise Boehm's Tech Stuff
Pinterest: a few of my favorite EduTech finds
|Introduce Content in an Exciting Way: tons of pre-made trailers per grade level|
|Make green screen movies in your classroom!|
|48 great sites for you to use in your classroom|
|A wonderful, must have resource to learn from and to connect with teachers|
|Tons of Interactive games for your SMART Board and your iPad|
Thanks to Denise for allowing me to be a guest on her site. Have a wonderful summer!