New Evernote Pricing!


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I LOVE Evernote, and recently they have restructured their services to allow some very important features at a more affordable price.  Take a look at the new pricing options below.

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Using PollEverywhere!

This is only a quick look at this innovative service, feel free to take your time with it on your own!

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Poll Everywhere is a great tool that I have used in the past to get students (and fellow teachers) engaged in the lesson or presentation at hand.  You can easily set up a multiple choice poll and get results as I did above.

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Wipebook 3 Kickstarter!

The newest version of Wipebook is in the last few days of a Kickstarter campaign. I’ve been looking at this since the first version, but i’ve actually jumped in for this model.

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BOOGIE BOARD SYNC 9.7 ‘TEACHER REVIEW’ (Typed Version)

Here is the TYPED VERSION of the Boogie Board Sync 9.7 ‘Teacher Review’ going word for word from the original version written only using the Sync 9.7 itself.  

(*Statements made in this format are additions I made as I was typing out the review, things I forgot to add because I got sucked into the great writing experience on the Sync)

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What is it?

The Boogie Board Sync 9.7 is an eWriter tablet with an LCD screen.  As the name suggests, you can save and sync all of the notes you create on the 9.7 inch screen to any of your various devices or even your Evernote account.
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Boogie Board Sync 9.7 ‘Teacher Review’

I will be posting a typed up version, with screenshots of the apps over the weekend, I just wanted to show everyone that the Boogie Board is fantastic for taking notes, including the student rhyming journal entry.  I had some difficulty adding individual images to the wordpress post so I had to stitch them all together and make one really long .jpeg file.  If you would like to look at the individual images/screens you can find them here.  I will be adding a word count once everything is typed up. Through this whole experiment the only problem I had was with adding the images to wordpress (they skipped about 10 lines after each of the 20 images, it didnt look pretty) and of course my ugly writing!

I will also be linking to some great articles about how writing helps students remember a lot more than typing, but I will save that for the typed up version. Enjoy the Boogie Board ONLY Review below for now!

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Audiobook Humble Bundle!

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I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with Humble Bundle, a website that has various video game, e-book and comic book bundles at greatly discounted prices, but they have a CRAZY deal going right now.  For about $7 (the average price at the time of writing) you can get everything you see below, minus Mockingjay… but with each of the Hunger Games Audiobooks going for at least $20 this is a steal.  If you are planning on using an audio version of these books in your class and don’t want to worry about using an illegally uploaded version from youtube THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

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New Teacher Must Haves

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This one is for all of those Teacher Candidates doing their first practicum right now.  You are half way through!  You should be right in the middle of an amazing experience, and you may not have time to search all over the web to find some resources.  I hope this list of posts I have already made helps a bit.

ALL Ontario Curriculum Documents

Classroom / Student Behaviour

3 Great DPA/Gym activities

Language and Math activities

Resources

Essential Classroom / Teacher Tech

This is almost everything I have posted since starting the blog.  Go through the links and see if they help you out in anyway.

PLEASE, let me know if there are any areas that you want to be covered in the future, anything that would help you out.

Enjoy!
Mr. S

30% off at Chapters/Indigo!

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This looks like a potentially great deal!  There are some books that just never go on sale, so 30% off of those will be great.  30% off of bargain books is GREAT, looks like it will also work on ‘gift’ items (only the items in that section maybe) and toys.  The fine print, not shown, does say it is not valid on electronics or their accessories though 😦

You will need your Teacher ID, I am guessing your respective ‘teacher cards’ (ie. OCT in Ontario).  You may also need photo ID to match up, so make sure you have some on you.

Enjoy!
Mr.S

Great DPA / Gym Games and more!

We have recently posted 3 GREAT DPA / Gym games aimed at making it easier for an OT to step into a gym class.  We will be posting a lot more in the coming weeks, but here are the three we have so far.

WARNING: All of these games have become extremely popular in the classes that I have played them with and students are now disappointed when we DO NOT play them.  Introduce these games at your own risk 🙂

*We also posted other activities that can be carried in an OT BAG and used when needed.  Again, these are extremely fun games… be careful!

Hopefully these posts will give you what you need to survive a hectic day, until we post more.  Throw a few decks of cards, a few rhyme bags and a whistle in your bag and you will be good to go.

Enjoy!
Mr.S

Rhyme Bags (Language)

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I made these Rhyme Bags for the younger students in the Enrichment Program I was running during the summer.  They are very easy to make and the kids love to create words using the pieces.

Making your own Rhyme Bags:

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