Friday, December 7, 2018

Jer-Share 12/7/2018

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

I have heard that many teachers around the district have started "Hour of Code" Lessons. Here is a great beginners guide on how you can give your students an Hour of Code!

Create Interactive lessons with Playposit! 

Bloxels EDU is the most intuitive platform for creating video games in the classroom. When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories. Students are able to create and collaborate on the same game. 

One stop shop for Learning guides on all subjects, test prep, and has 8483 videos!

Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck - Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides. The goal of this post is to give an overview of what Pear Deck offers and how to get started with the Pear Deck Add-on for Google Slides.


Create Interactive lessons that work great on smartboards. Explorer and use one of the many lessons already created by teachers! 

Learn coding basics with CHAVO! Grades 2-6

Click here to add Chrome Extension

Click here to use AutoDraw

Not so good at drawing? AutoDraw is a tool that uses artificial intelligence to guess what you’re trying to draw. You start with a blank screen, begin sketching something, and AutoDraw gives you a strip of professionally illustrated images to choose from, based on what the tool thinks you’re trying to draw.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Jer-Share 11/9/2018

MIT Geometry Game Pilot!

Looking for a creative, hands-on twist on teaching geometry to your 7th – 10th grade students? Or are you interested in having your students try out a game-based assessment?
The MIT Education Arcade and Teaching Systems Lab are developing Shadowspect, an interactive computer game where players build 3D figures while developing their geometric, dimensional, and spatial reasoning skills. Students will access levels of increasing difficulty as they move and rotate spheres, cubes, and other important shapes in order to find creative solutions to modeling problems. Once the project is fully developed, the game will also collect data to assess mastery of 3D geometry, spatial reasoning, persistence, and creativity. Click here for more info and to sign up!

Email me if you create a classroom social media page! I would love to follow and include you in the North Boone Weekly Update! 

OER  Online Educational Resources

5 good resources for language learners

Click here to see them. 

Ed-tech Resources sorted by subject

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Gmail Cheat Sheet

STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

5 Fantastic Word Cloud Tools for Chromebooks

Friday, October 26, 2018

Jer-Share 10/26/2018

Click here to see the 27 proven student  hacks

Click here to see! 

Did you know that we now allow streaming from Netflix and Amazon Prime?  Did you know that the 2nd person to email me the word "stream" gets a prize? Please ensure the streams have educational value, and are on the approved list.  Email me if you are  

Once confirmed, put a ticket in and we will give you access to view! 

Digital portfolios is a great method for students to save and reflect throughout the school year.
Click here to see 3 different types of digital portfolios. My favorite is the New Google sites. These can be shared with parents. 

How to Set Start and End Times for Videos in Google Slides

-App where teachers pose a question or prompt and students answer with a video.

-Allows students of any age or skill level to create, publish, and share online books.

-Take any page on the Internet and turn it into a lesson.  
-Google extension

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Jer-Share 10/5/2018

Classflow: Create and deliver interactive lessons with easy-to-use interactive tools including instant whiteboard, quick poll, lesson creation, activity maker (word-search, categorize, crossword, flashcards, labeled diagram, matching, memory game, sequencing, timeline, venn diagram). Click here to learn more about it.

Boom learning cards: Online interactive task cards.  Teachers can create own cards or purchase task cards. Click here for a tutorial

Spongelab: STEM learning community offering adaptive game-based and blended learning

Playposit: A web and Chrome-based interactive video and assessment tool that lets teachers add interactive elements to streaming video content from popular sites and allows students to take notes on the videos. Click here to learn more.


Use Seesaw to have students create portfolios! Check out the video here to learn more.

Read and Write: Google Chrome extension that provides learning support for reading, writing, studying, and research. Click here to learn more.

Google Input tools: Google Chrome extension that lets you type in any language on the web. Click on the video here to learn more!

Google Chrome Shortcut: Save any google chrome web page on your desktop! Click the video here to learn more.