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Beginning of the Year Technology Projects

All about me Notebook Software

Rapport building activity, get to know your students.

"All About Me" Projects Get an iPad Update

The first week of school is nearly upon us and many elementary teachers are busy dusting off their "All About Me" projects. Why not try something a little different using these easy-to-use iPad apps...

All About Me Scavenger Hunt

This was made in Kidspiration.

The teacher would create a similar template with the appropriate web sites linked on it. The student would use a symbol in the library or create a symbol in symbol maker to represent themselves. Students click on the web sites and find the answer they are looking for and write the answer in the yellow box.
Kidspiration 3 Template

Back to School Conversation Dice Freebie

Back to School Conversation Dice are a fun way to get kids talking to each other on the first days of school! The dice pattern is in color and black and white. Have students roll the dice and respond using their favorite technology tool.

Back-to-School Night 2.0

With innovation and technology vital to our profession, let's use both of those elements to engage and connect with our students' families this year.

Classroom Icebreakers for Back to School - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Try these fun back-to-school icebreakers with your new students and be amazed at how quickly you learn who they are and what they like.

Design Your Digital Self

We are kicking off the ThingLink Summer Challenge #TLChallenge with a fun activity designed to help educators get started using ThingLink EDU. Explore the use of rich media tags to tell your professional story and introduce yourself as you Design Your Digital Self.

Figure Me Out Thinglink Project

Introduce yourself to the class through numbers using Thinglink and Popplet. See this blog post for more information.

Guess Who? A Getting to Know You Project Using Tech Tools

Here's a super fun project that allows students to creatively use technology as a tool to get to know their classmates. In this project, I will show you two of my favorite editing an...

HSTRY for Education: Introduction Timeline

Introduce yourself to the class by creating a timeline of your life from when you were born to present day.

i Teach With Technology: Start The New Year With Technology!

I was on Pinterest the other night just looking through classroom pins and, of course, many teachers were pinning ideas for the beginning of the school year. But what became apparent to me was that none of the ideas that I saw used any technology, but each idea could so easily be transformed into a technology-rich lesson.

Make Your Ice-Breakers into Earth Shakers

This will be my 25th year of teaching.  Add this to the years I attended school as a student and you will get 42 'first days.' 42 days of team-building activities and ice-breakers. During those 42 ...

Pic Collage Me - A Getting to Know You iLesson

Back to school activities can often become stale as you do the same getting to know you lessons, year after year. I teach multiple grade levels, so my roll this year is full of children whom I've already taught. I did the Fakebook Facebook pages last year and needed a new iLesson to hook my...

QR Code Icebreaker

Teacher Directions: Print off the QR Codes Cut the QR Codes into 4 pieces Each student receives a word ¼ of a code Students will find their group based on the category Students put their QR Code paper together Scan If correct, the category word will appear If incorrect, nothing...

SCLD All About Me

Share information about yourself with the class using Notebook Software

SeesawGo! Game for Students (K-5)

Seesaw Go! is a fun way to engage students, create classroom community, learn about Seesaw, and get your students up and moving!

In Seesaw Go! students will work in teams of two to four to collect...

Technology Ideas for the First Day of School: Video Walk and More

I am passionate about integrating tech into the classroom and feel that should start day one. Here are my goals for the first day... - Show parents/kids that tech will be a big part of our learning - Allow kids to be part of the tech process.

The Story of My Life...So Far

This was made in Kidspiration.

Students can either use this template and replace the circles with symbols and words or they can create their own template. Students select several symbols that represent the following:
- When I was little
- My family
- School Days
- My favorite memories
- Future plans
Students can also write a sentence about each picture as a caption.

The Techie Teacher: 5 EASY Back to School Technology Projects

5 Easy Back to School Technology Projects

Trading Cards (iPad Style)

At the recent ADE Institute I participated in a really engaging team building activity where we created trading cards to showcase the skills, knowledge and expertise of one of our team members. We used the Trading Cards app by Read Write Think which is a surprisingly versatile app.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

5 Easy Back to School Technology Projects

Welcome Back to School!

We're so excited to start this school year with you! Whether you're in need of new ideas, extra classroom funds, or a quick jolt of motivation, our HSTRY team is here to help.