After spending an amazing day with Kristin Ziemke, the co-author of Amplify, I wanted to share a few highlights from the two workshops she ran. The morning was spent with the Elementary Principals and Instructional Coaches. A few technology sites we visited are:
Kidrex – a child safe search engine for K-8 curated by Teachers and Teacher Librarians
Kiddle – a search engine for children
Pics4Learning – royalty free images for kids to use
MoveNote – one-of-a-kind video presentation tool online and on your portable devices
Our Teacher Librarians also engaged with Kristin and she shared her love of books and a new favorite book, I Am a Story by Dan Yaccarino. She also walked through several online resources including:
New York Times What’s Going on In This Picture – weekly picture posted to encourage deep questioning without text.
Thank you Kristin! We look forward to your return in August for One-by-One!