I try to focus a chunk of my time on is sharing out ideas that I've see or read about. I hope that activities I find are useful ... or maybe they are innovative ways of doing activities ... or possibly ways to better utilize the tech we have in our classrooms. Some ideas are well received. Others, I never hear a peep about.
One teacher who entertains A LOT of my ideas is Beth Kingsley [@bethkingsley13] - 3rd grade teacher who already does a fantastic job of incorporating tech in her room and trying out new ways to "do" school.
Background: I read this on Twitter: [LINK to actual Tweet]
And I was INTRIGUED! I had to check out these Google Drawings @JenniferPeart used with her kiddos to make fake Twitter accounts for ... of all things ... the planet MARS! What??? In her tweet, she thanks Ryan O'Donnell, aka @creativeedtech, for his template.
Two of my FAVORITES! Templates and the recommendation from another teacher who has done it.
Anyhoo ... Ryan's blog [LINK] has an entire page devoted to templates for "for student or teacher use". How awesome! I shared this link with the teachers in the elementary buildings where I work.
Beth talked to me and said she was going to do the Twitter one for Groundhog Day! Of all things! But you know what? It is SUPER cool! Groundhog Day is right around the corner so it is timely.