Friday, April 21, 2017

Google Docs - Change the Capitalization in a Document


A new feature in Google Docs lets you change the 
font selection to all upper case, all lower case or Title.

Click here to see how.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Looking for an alternative to posters or slideshow reports?  Try one of the following...

Click here for a link of project ideas that are Poster Alternatives!



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Amazon Inspire Beta


Amazon is rolling out a free service for the search, discovery, and sharing
of digital educational resources.  You can sign up now to be one of the first to have access to this new, free resource.  Go to the link above to register.

Check out the video on the link to see what it's all about.

BookFlix Trial

Scholastic BookFLIX Trial for Eagle Lake Elementary ....

See the link to Bookflix on the upper lefthand side of our EL Media Webpage to have your students get to the link for Bookflix.    We have a trial from now - the end of May.

Username is bkflix
Password is cherry

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.



We also have access to 2 new Scholastic Websites:  
Give them a try and let us know what you think.
Providing credible,       accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! ®offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

To access your free trial, please visit: http://go.grolier.com/freetrial 
Username: groliergo 
 Password: cherry 
 Access expires: 5/15/2017 

Offering dozens of units to supplement social studies and science core curricula learning, TrueFlix® is a highly-engaging multimedia resource that can be used in the library, the classroom, on mobile devices, or at home.

To access your free trial, please visit: http://trueflix.scholastic.com/freetrial 
Username: trflix 
 Password: cherry 
 Access expires: 5/15/2017 


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Google Cast for Education in 

Your Google Apps


Do you want to share your Chromebook to your Smartboard or have students share their Chromebook to your Smartboard? 

This way you or students can easily show the whole class what is on their Chromebook screens.   

All of us now have Google Cast for Education in our Apps.  

(You can cast your Chromebook to your  computer screen.)

If you are interested in setting this up, please email me and I can help you do this.  This is a perfect time for me to help you because Kim will be student teaching for the next few weeks.

Benchmark TradeBook Read Alouds

Are you looking for Recommended Trade Book Read-Alouds 
for Specific Metacognitive Strategies?

Remember that we have entered these Benchmark strategies into our computer system so that when you search for the strategy in our system you will find the books that we have that go with that strategy.

"Ask Questions"
"Visualize"
"Determine Text Importance"
"Summarize & Synthesize"
"Make Connections"
"Fix-up Monitoring"

Click HERE 
to get to Eagle Lake's Library Book Catalog Online to search for the 
books with these specific strategies.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chromebooks in the Classroom Ideas

This is a site that has a ton of ideas for Chromebooks in the classroom.  Please know that not all of these sites have been vetted so if you want to use something, be sure to use the app request form.