Riding the Wave: Little Hands Extended

We’re excited to share Little Hands Extended at the Riding the Wave of Change conference.  You can view our presentation slides here.  The right tools are key to supporting and enhancing project-based learning in your classroom, and here are links to a few of our favourite resources:

Microsoft Educator Network: create a free account to access free tools, tutorials, and software downloads, lesson plans, and hot topic discussions among educators from around the world.

Microsoft Auto Collage: quickly create and share a collage of selected images. Great for making postcards, posters, promotional materials, and sharing student learning!

Microsoft One Drive: password-protected cloud storage, ideal for sharing information and collaborating with colleagues, students, and parents

Windows Live Movie Maker: this is an easy-to-use and student-friendly tool for creating simple videos with your class!

Skype in the Classroom: Skype is a fantastic tool for connecting your classroom to the world. Skype in the Classroom helps you find other classrooms and experts who are eager to share on specific topics.

Symbaloo EDU: a terrific organizational and bookmarking tool for safely sharing web-based resources with students. Read here how we build knowledge with Symbaloo as part of project-based learning.

Twitter: not sure how to use Twitter in your classroom? Check out how we use it in kindergarten and grade 1. Twitter clients such as Hootsuite make it easy to follow multiple streams and searches. More information is available by visiting this blog post.

Brain Pop Junior: age-appropriate videos (K-3), learning activities, and games to build knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Brain Pop Educators Community has some great free webinars for teachers.

XC Collaboration:  this add-in for SMARTnotebook is a great tool for working together using your SMARTboard with mobile devices.

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About mrsobach

Educator in rural Manitoba, Canada. Working with students and fellow educators to improve teaching and learning!
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