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TeacherKit (App)

TeacherKit is a fantastic all-in-one administrative and organizational app for classroom teachers.  With very intuitive and fluid controls any teacher can easily create, maintain and share all of their classroom details using one paperless method!

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Pac-Man (Phys. Ed)

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PAC – MAN is a game that a fellow teacher taught me this summer.  Kids will love this game, and there are many ways to change it up so that it keeps the kids engaged.

A select group of students will be ghosts and the other students will take the role of Pac Man.  The kids won’t care that in the real game there is only one Pac Man… they will be having too much fun 🙂 The ghosts will try to eat/touch the Pac Man while everyone is walking only on the lines of the gym floor.

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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

Scholastic Dollar Deals!

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One of the most important things I have discovered as an Occasional Teacher is that your best resources are always other Teachers.  Thanks to the various Facebook groups that have been going through great discussions and ideas this summer… including this great Scholastic Deal!

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Tech: Sesame Snap

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If you read our review on Sesame you need to check out Sesame Snap.  Although you can use Sesame IO as a stand alone service there is a much better experience if you connect it with Sesame Snap.  Snap allows you to use your iOS or Android (or BB10 device using the Android app) to take pictures and videos or student work, you can assess the work right on the mobile device.  After the work is documented you can sync it with your Sesame IO account, and the Student Profile will be updated.  You can comment on the student work and even share it with the student’s parents within seconds.

If you are interested in Sesame IO you should definitely get the Sesame Snap app as well!

Enjoy!
Mr.S

Tech: Sesame IO

 

So far this week we have focused on Technology that makes it easier for teachers to remember and save their various digital files.  Today we will be discussing Sesame IO which is a fantastic Unit/Lesson Planning Software that allows a great deal of flexibility, creativity and connectivity.

It may be a little difficult to understand the concept before you see it for yourself, so we are going to start with the official introduction video. This video is a bit fast, but don’t worry, we will be breaking it down.

So there you have it, a robust online system to help you keep track of absolutely everything.  Sesame IO has the potential to become your calendar, planner, assessment binder/folder, student progress log, curriculum checklist and MUCH MORE!

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