Some of my favorite professional development moments are during Twitter chats. Last night while moderating the monthly #wakeletwave chat (archived under the portfolio tab), I saw Erin Flanagan's post about monthly newsletters that she had created.
Erin's idea was simple, user friendly, and a timesaver...all ingredients for an epic hack! This immediately got my mind going. What about a Wakelet newsletter template that LIBRARIANS could use? So here it is...
LIVE VERSION OF THE NEWSLETTER TEMPLATE
IMMERSIVE READER DEMONSTRATION
Sometimes a post pops up into your twitter feed that inspires you to create something. This is what happened with Heather Lister posted about a website called the Breaking News Generator, and suggested to use it to create fake news posts. I immediately thought about the "Two Truths and a Lie" game where participants have to determine which two statements are true and which statement is a lie. It also reminded me of the books by Laurie Ann Thompson and Ammi-Joan Paquette, as well as my Amazing Makerspace True Books.
So I set out to create a Flipgrid topic using these "Breaking News" posts as the prompts. Take a look at the finished product.
There are several ways to transform images into videos, but this is how I did it. Follow the steps to create your own.
I remember when each of my sons during separate locations was recuperating from routine outpatient surgery. Ceiling Tiles
Sending Smiles 2 is
What is Immersive Reader?
Immersive Reader is a free tool by Microsoft EDU that helps users to read, track, and even translate. It's a game changer for special education students and English language learners. With its universal design, users can opt in to use Immersive Reader without feeling stigmatized
Immersive Reader Wakelet Demonstration
Put your teachers in the driver's seat. Create a Breakout EDU (physical or digital), create Wakelet collections of apps, web tools, articles, or teaching strategies for them to discover. When they document their learning with Flipgrid they can earn their next clue. Try this at your next faculty meeting or conference day. Check out the "Epic Breakout EDU Appsmash Challenge" that Melissa Bazner and I created for ISTE 2019:
Dear New Teachers,
If you aren't going to create a website, PLEASE use Wakelet to create a digital portfolio for your resume. Potential employers should be able to "Google" you & see a positive digital footprint. Make it easy for them & curate your awesomeness.
Check out mine at https://wakelet.com/@lieberrian
One day after school in my library as I was cleaning up and getting ready to leave, I discovered that the pen that had been left at the circulation counter for students to sign in with had been misplaced again. Pens were a commodity since they had a habit of rolling off the counter, or being indefinitely "borrowed." I remembered seeing pens with feathers attached to the top of them in my colleague's classroom to prevent pens from being misplaced. I had the solution! I quickly ran to my computer and printed out a few copies of the QR code for our library book recommendations Flipgrid, laminated them, and attached them to the tops of some pens. I didn't need to replace the pens until the ink ran out, and the QR code was a reminder to share their favorite books with one another.
And I snuck a few reminders into new books when I processed them too...
Create a MixTape for each of your students, combining their responses from various topics during the school year.
□You pick what goes on your MixTape (any video Response from any of your Grids).□You set the order you want Responses to play.□MixTapes are view-only and can be shared anywhere.□Your community can Follow your MixTapes and receive an email when new videos are added. Ready to get rocking?
Create student ID badges.
If your students don't have Microsoft or Google accounts, Flipgrid makes it easy to secure your Grid using Student IDs! Educators can add or edit their Student ID List at anytime and print out the...
Save time, and download multiple QR response codes at once.
The other day I learned about this awesome web tool TweetBeam during a Buncee chat. TweetBeam populates a wall of tweets based on a hashtag or topic. You can also sign in your twitter account for a personalized show. TweetBeam's interactivity is an elegant streamlined way to capture an experience such as a conference, conference, festival, or museum display. On a personal note, a TweetBeam twitter wall can make an event such as a wedding or a graduation even more memorable. Check TweetBeam out for yourself at https://www.tweetbeam.com/.
Do you need to record video tutorials? Inevitably, you're all alone and you need to take close up shots. Take videos hands-free with the flexible cell phone mount. You can bend it into a table stand or even wear it around your neck. The mount is adjustable and fits most phones.
Lazy Cell Phone Holder - Universal Phone Holder to Wear Around neck Lazy Bracket Free Rotating Smart Mobile Phone Mount Stand
lazy bracket phone holder, Universal Mobile Phone Stand, Hanging on Neck Lazy Bracket, DIY Free Rotating Smart Phone Mount with Multiple Functions Features: -- Universal smart cell phone stand, compatible for all size of phones from 4 to 7.3 inches -- The newest cell phone holder, universal mobi...
Photo booth frames are so much fun, but they're bulky and don't fit in suitcases. That's why I love the inflatable photo frame! And to hack it for social media, attach a clear sheet protector so you can add any message quickly and neatly.
Have more fun in the sun and in the sea with this Inflatable Photo Frame! Gold with ornate frame detailing, it's the perfect photo prop for pool parties, ...
Thinking about starting your own YouTube channel? You will definitely need this green screen chair backdrop and lavalier cell phone mic to make your videos look fun and professional. The Webaround provides a nice solid background for your students' Flipgrid videos even if they don't use the green screen effect. Order a lavalier mic (wired with a clip is fine) that is compatible with your cell phone. Throw it into your bag and you will be able to record awesome sound wherever you are.
The Webaround is an affordable, portable webcam background solution that is perfect for tech support, call centers, online learning or video calling from home.
You love your students, but you don't love their germs! Give them fist pumps instead of high fives with this giant fist drink cooler. ***Do not add a beer can!
For that giant, monster-sized thirst. Transform into a party monster with The Beast. Available in 4 colors, this giant fist drink kooler keeps your drink cold and your hand dry-any standard size can or bottle fits. GREAT for parties.
Promote communication, collaboration, and critical thinking through the design thinking process. These dry erase mats are large enough for groups, and thin enough to carry in your suitcase. Turn them over for blank canvases for creation. Don't add more waste to our landfills and use these mats over and over again.
Kristina A. Holzweiss
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