Second Grade Resources
Link to this document: http://tackk.com/secondgradedwight
This digital flyer contains resources for second grade teachers at Dwight School. General resources 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.
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.
Below are a few starting points and exemplars.
Social Media Ideas
The two popular learning management systems that have a social media driven feel are Edmodo and Schoology. These tools are flexible, designed for schools and are kid friendly. Keep in mind that children under the age of 13 are not permitted by law to use the social media tools that we typically use.
Many teachers are teaching kids to blog, too. Consider using Kidblog, Edublogs or other blogging platforms that are specifically designed for education.