I love anything tech related, so I am joining Teaching Trio for Technology Thursday. One of my favorite parts of Twitter is the daily chats for educators. They have chats almost hourly and they all have a specific topic or group.
You can find a daily schedule of chats to join here. I usually join in on the TN chat and the ELA chat. To join in on the twitter chats I use Tweet Chat.
Tweet Chat is easy to use and free. Find the hash tag of the chat you would like to be apart of and click go.
Once your at your chat, you’ll be able to see all the tweets with the same hash tag. You will also be able to retweet and tweet from this page. I’ve found many new ideas to use in my classroom from chats.
Head over to Teaching Trio to find out about other awesome tech ideas and sites. If would like to follow me on Twitter click here!
I’m joining up with Oh’ Boy 4th Grade for here monthly Currently Linky. I love this linky, because I always find news blogs to follow. To check out all the blogs that have linked up click here.
I’ll be posting my lessons and materials for next week tomorrow. Be sure to stop back by. Also, if you do not follow me on Facebook, be sure to click here. I share lots of flash freebies and giveaways on my Facebook page.
I am joining Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for her You Oughta Know Blog Hop! I am so very excited because there are going to be so many fun ideas shared.
I believe if you do not make a personal connection with your students then it is much harder to reach them academically. One of my ways to make a connection is with a roll call question. Each day when the students enter the room their agenda is on the board. The first part of their agenda is their roll call question.
Students answer the question when I call their name for roll. I also give my students the opportunity to pass. I do a pass so that no one feels uncomfortable. After all the students have answered I answer too. The students will remind me if I forget to answer the question. They really enjoy the roll call question. I’ve created a freebie with lots of questions you could use to get you started.