Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Color Sudoku....A New Weekly Group Activity From StickTogether!


Our friends at StickTogether have created a super fun new group activity! 

It's called Color Sudoku and it is FREE for everyone to do each week. 
On the StickTogether Twitter @byStickTogether, they will be posting a weekly Color Sudoku puzzle. There are no numbers, just colors. Each row of 9 squares, and each 3 x 3 squares of 9, can only contain one of each color. 

When you have solved the puzzle, place your time in the comments of the tweet. 

You will find this weeks Color Sudoku here, friends. Let us know how you do! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Join Us For A Capstone Live Event With ¡Hola, Lola! Author, Keka Novales On October 3rd As We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Next week, on October 3rd at 12:00pm CST, we will be hosting another amazing Capstone LIVE Event! 

Hispanic Heritage Month is about celebrating who you are, your family’s traditions, culture, and the accomplishments of those who came before you! In this Capstone LIVE Event, meet author Keka Novales, as we learn about her heritage and how her new Capstone series "Hola Lola!" came to be!

Keka Novales is a children's writer, mother of 3 kids and 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

You can register for this free event here. A recording will be sent out to all who register after too. 

NEW Amazing Video Resources From The Achievery For Supporting Digital Literacy In Meaningful and Fun Ways!


I am getting ready for a whole month of digital literacy activities, learning and activities to kick off in October. 

With Digital Citizenship Week coming up on October 17-21, 2022, this is the perfect time to add some amazing NEW resources from The Achievery to our plans, bringing them to all our students in elementary, middle school and high school. 

Created by AT&T in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery and other partners, The Achievery is a free digital learning platform that helps connect students to a new world of digital learning through stories that spark curiosity and content that entertains as well as teaches. 

The platform features clips from some of the most popular, well-loved movies, TV shows, and cartoons from Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network, paired with lessons and learning activities that students can engage with everywhere they are – at home, in the community, and the classroom.

Let me show you what I found to support Digital Literacy and citizenship on their site. 

At The Achievery, click on Digital Literacy where you can... by grade level, academic standard, media type, subject or collaborator. 
With The Achievery resources being lined up with the ISTE Student Standards, you can also search by each of them as well, as shown in the image above. 
Of course, Units can be searched as well. It is very easy to see the grade level and collaborators within each Unit. 
Here is one for our elementary students called We Bare Bears Unit 2 in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network with three Learning Activities including videos and...
...lesson plans that can be downloaded. 
And one for our older students called Connecting with Purpose: Digital Footprint in collaboration with Common Sense Media, which includes a video and...
...downloadable lesson plan. 

As I continue to plan the month, I will be using these videos and lesson plans to put together wonderful learning and teaching resources including interactive choice boards, Pear Deck activities, Kahoot and Gimkit games, and so much more.   

I will share these ideas and resources soon. 

In the meantime, you can sign up for The Achievery here, friends.