The Instructional Technology Department is proud to offer many professional development sessions for certified and classified staff this summer. Be sure to check out the Summer Learning Academy website for more information and to sign up!
Mrs. Gallick, 3rd grade teacher at Highland Park Elementary, shares her experience getting to connect with Bryan Chick, author of The Secret Zoo:
I read The Secret Zoo , by Bryan Chick, and thought it would be a perfect book to read to my 3rd grade class. I made a Thinglink as a way for my students to get to know the author, see his website, listen to a part of the first book in the series, and visit some zoo cams. When I told my class that we were going to read the 2nd book in the series, students were out of their seats cheering! I decided to send the author a message and let him know how much we loved his book. Bryan responsed back and told us that he loved our e-mail and asked if we would like to “skype” with him at no cost! It was so much fun! Everyone had a question that they got to ask, and he told us about some new projects he was working on and talked about what it was like to be a writer. What a great way to end the school year!
As the end of the school year draws closer, it’s a good idea to clean up and organize your Google Drive in preparation for next school year. The following tutorials for teachers and students will help you do just that!