What a great turn-out for Promethean Jumpstart training at Victory today! I’m hoping that I have as great a turn out at Brighton’s Jumpstart.Â Of course we had the folks who were new to the software or needed a refresher. Â I was surprised that we also had a few other folks wander in. Â Kudos to Ms. Mitchell for being such a good sport when I made her make all of those shapes. Â And “yes” Ms. Mapp-Jonathan, we will show primary software at our next session. Â In fact I’d like to start Promethean Club on the 20th, so mark your calendars – we’ll look at student response devices (Activotes and Expressions) as well.
I know some folks are still having difficulty adjusting to the new gradebook. Â Keep an eye on our school division help pageÂ – I think we’ll be getting some videos up there shortly.
I wanted to share two websites with you today. Â They are from the Teacher’s First featured site list for this week. Â First grade teachers who will be teaching Math 1.5 around the 2nd week of November (week 10) could use “Make 5” at their computer center. Â Third grade math teachers will be teaching multiplication around the same time should also consider using it. Â The object is to recall math facts until you get 5 in a row. Â It’s very cute! Â Second grade teachers will be teaching habitats in March. Â Write this website on your calendars so that you don’t forget it: Create an animal oceanÂ also, remember thatÂ Sheppard softwareÂ activities work really well with a projector or Interactive Whiteboard, so consider using your projection device and the front of your classroom for a workstation when using the website.