I’m linking up today with my friend Holly to share a couple new things I’ve tried this summer. First up is Livebinders, which I’ve been using to organize and store all of my Common Core resources in one place. This post by Kate on Technology Tailgate helped me get started. (There's a great video tutorial on there.) Here’s a screen shot of my math Common Core binder.
As you can see, I organized it by domain, and I also have a tab for general Common Core resources and a tab for interactive math notebook resources. Within each tab, I have subtabs of various blog posts/URLs, PDFs, and images of anchor charts and activities. I’m hoping this will make my lesson planning more efficient this year.
For my other “tried-it,” I wanted to share a couple of fun photo apps that are free right now. I like using them for Instagram, but I think they could also be a great tool in the classroom. Instaframe allows you to make photo collages with fun borders. Here’s a collage I made of our day at the lake on the 4th.
Here are a couple pictures I took this morning using PIP Camera. My little model is always happy to pose for a treat. I think this would be a really fun one to use in the classroom.