I am BEAT today! Literally BEAT!
I didn't work that hard today, as a matter of fact my students did most of the work...
I am still tired today. Maybe it's just the lag after a 3 day weekend!
Technology helps me so much in the classroom. I shared how to create Youtube play lists a few weeks back and this is helping me have things "handy" in the classroom. Having a 30 second video or song on que is a big help in the classroom!
Today my Technology Tuesday tip is all about using technology to make your life EASIER. It can be easier people, I promise.
Don't have technology in the classroom? Get some speakers to hook up to your computer (even Goodwill has these, I've seen them hanging out there) and set up a play list on You Tube (or Teacher Tube if you school has too many firewalls) and keep them open in a window to play whenever you need them.
I use Dr. Jean's Alphardy song to start out our Read to Self session (because we are working on letter sounds) and I use Harry's Kindergarten songs to make transitions. I keep my computer logged in and up front all day so we can access these sites easily.
This might not seem like a HUGE Technology Tuesday tip...but it's made all the difference for me this year. Especially because I have 46 Kinders rotating through my room on a daily basis. I need things to be easy, accessible, and useful! My kiddos love the songs and they all participate!