First Grade Resources
Link to this document: http://tackk.com/firstgradedwight
This digital flyer contains resources for first grade teachers at Dwight School. General resources for all Timothy House grade levels are included in the iTunes U course developed for Project Ignite. Please install the iTunes U app and join this course to view all materials. Keep in mind that these resources are intended for you to browse at your leisure; we will not be covering ALL of the links listed!
Tackk is a free tool for creating digital posters/handouts. It's similar to S'More and perhaps Glogster. Check out the following example of how a teacher has used Tackk for instruction. Also, check out tech integrationist Lisa Johnson's work with Tackk and other cool tools.
Global Connections & Projects
The first step to connecting globally is to get connected yourself. Use social media to meet other teachers, and you'll find that project opportunities will organically happen. Projects tend to be more successful when professional relationships are established first; people just seem to be more invested if connections happen first.
If you are new to global projects, you'll want to get to the point where you're co-designing experiences for students with virtual colleagues. In the meantime, join existing communities and projects in order to get a feel for the project design process.
First grade teachers at Dwight are interested in global projects that relate to math. My advice is to start browsing large repositories of projects such as iEARN or Projects by Jen to find something math-related that appeals to you.
Below are a few starting points and exemplars.