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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2 Awesome Apps!!!

My fourth year of teaching kindergarten I was blessed with yet another amazing class of students with equally amazing parents. So, imagine my surprise when I was presented with a Smartboard for my classroom at the end-of-the-year picnic!  I was blown away with their generosity and spent the summer creating lessons that are still being used today.  Our school has since put a Smartboard in each classroom.  I love using it as I design my lessons so I don't touch my teacher's edition while teaching.


For some reason, I had no idea that there is a Smart Notebook app!  I discovered it a few days ago, and I have had so much fun creating new fourth grade lessons on my iPad.  


Now I can use it large group on the Smartboard or small group on my iPad. Absent?  No worries...review the lesson on the iPad. The possibilities are endless!  Once you are done, upload it to Dropbox or Google Drive :) You are all ready to go.


Next up? Sticky Notes!  Our technology coordinator would slap my hand right now as she told me about this last year, and I just checked it out yesterday.  Oops!  


I love how they celebratedthe fact that some people need things to be cute...you can choose your background and sticky note colors.


I used it for shopping as I have the unique ability of stepping into a store and immediately purging every item on my list from my brain.  I color-coded by store!  How fun?!?!


The possibilities for class are endless, also. Respond to a book, add an exit note to "What Stuck with You?", add a question students may have. My kiddos will love this!


Hope you can use these too!



5 comments:

Brandee Green said...

I love these ideas! I can't live without sticky notes as it is, so this is perfect. :)
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Foreman Teaches said...

I was unaware of the Smart Notebook App. Thank you so much for sharing. I use the sticky notes often!

Foreman Teaches

Courtney said...

Thanks for the tip on the Smart Notebook App - that will be great! Thanks!
Courtney
Polka Dot Lesson Plans

Alison said...

I need a sticky note attached to my brain so that when I think it...it will appear. Thanks for sharing!
Alison
Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

Mrs. Patton said...

I love the sticky note app. Thanks for sharing!

Colleen Patton
Mrs. Patton’s Patch

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