Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Technology Tip Tuesday

Two days down ~ only 178 more to go.  Today was my second day of school as an official first grade teacher.  Since our county has staggered start for kindergarten I have been able to spend the past two days with just my 10 new firsties.  All I can say is WOW they really are soooooo much more independent than kindergarteners.  Tomorrow our 8 new kinders will join our class for the first time.  I'll be sure to keep you posted on how that goes.

Today I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' for teacher week.  
My Technology Tip Tuesday item is also one of my all time Teacher Must-haves. . . it's my document camera.  I have talked about my absolute LOVE for my camera before (click here).  I'm telling you this has been a LIFE SAVER!!!!  Today alone I used it during writing time, math time and to complete a craftivity.  For anyone who doesnt' know what a document camera is think of it like a super duper overhead projector.  You put items under it and it projects up on a screen for all to see.  
This is the one I have but now they have wireless versions
If you don't have one of these in your classroom and you teach primary students trust me, figure out how to get one.  It will be one of your new best friends.  What is your technology tip???  Click here to join the party.

Well I'm off to take a nap prepare for my new kinders. 
SHINE on everyone! 

3 comments:

  1. I am joining this party soon! I absolutely love my ELMO! My school was just awarded one for every classroom and I am so excited for the rest of my kindergarten team to use it, I got mine from Donor's Choose.
    Vanessa
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

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  2. I don't know how I ever taught without my ELMO, projector, and Smart Board! I have been teaching for 22 years, but the last five years I have had this technology and do not ever want to loose it!


    Kelly
    Teaching Fourth

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