Tuesday, December 5, 2023

A Fun & Easy Way To Share Our Digital BreakoutEDU Games Each Month....You Can Use This Template For Your December Digital Breakouts Too!


One of my favorite things to put together for our teachers and students every month is our monthly Digital BreakoutEDU choice board. 

Our kids love doing digital BreakoutEDU games!  They enjoy all of the different subject focused, seasonal and fun games that get them thinking, collaborating and engaging with classmates in their classrooms and with those at home learning virtually. 

While talking with one of our teachers last year, we thought it would be fun to put a few of the digital BreakoutEDU games together each month that our students could play anytime, at school or at home.  

I instantly thought to myself, This would be a great use of a choice board! 

I just create a template each month that would hold several of the digital BreakoutEDU games. I make sure to include all of the different grade levels.  For December, I included 16. 
I take a screen shot of the digital Breakout game, add it to the template and add the grade level in a box over the top. 
To share the choice board, I clicked on Publish to the web under Share.  That created a link that I shared with our teachers to add to their Google Classrooms or Seesaw and I add it to each grade level Symbaloo.

I also downloaded each game key and sent those to the teachers with that email so they will have easy access to be able to help the students with each months BreakoutEDU games in the choice board. 

You will find the December Digital BreakoutEDU to make a copy and add your own links here.

I can't wait to see what the kids think of our new Monthly BreakoutEDU Choice Board. I know they will be excited to see the NEW ones each month too!

Monday, December 4, 2023

The 12 Days of Making Choice Boards With Capstone Interactive eBooks & Activities For All Students, Teachers & Families Are Here, Friends!

We have a special project to share, friends.  It's called the 12 Days of Making With Capstone Interactive!  It's a little gift for everyone to share with your students, teachers and families during the holiday season.

The 12 Days of Making With Capstone Interactive includes topics around making such as Cardboard, Nature, Low-Tech, Paper Airplanes, Augmented Reality, Paper, Drawing, Coding and more. 
On each Day of Making choice board, you will find two or three Capstone Interactive eBooks, along with several activities students can choose from around that topic.  
For this project, we used Capstone Connect and...
...Capstone Interactive to look for eBooks that fit each making topic. 
Once we found eBooks for that topic, we grabbed the link and added them to the eBook covers in the choice boards.  This allows students to go directly to the Capstone Interactive eBook without having to login. 

Take a look at all of the different Days of Making.....
As you can see, there is something for everyone! 
You can find the 12 Days of Making choice board here to share with students, teachers and families.  

If you need to make a copy to edit, you can use this link that will push a copy to you. 
The 12 Days of Making is also part of Our December Choice Board and...
...Our Holiday Choice Boards Collection on the page.
A big thank you to our friends at Capstone for making these wonderful eBooks available for all of us.  You can learn more about Capstone and all of the amazing books and resources they create here.

Happy Making, Friends! 

The 27 Days Of Digital Tools and Ideas From Future Ready Librarians Kicks Off With Capstone Connect, Wonderopolis, Adobe Express and Career Tours! Follow Along, Friends.


We are excited to share the 27 Days of Digital Tools and Ideas from Future Ready Librarians, friends. 

During the month of December, we will share what 25 amazing librarians and educators shared during our 4th Annual Future Ready Librarians webinar in November.  

Here is how it works!  Follow along with @FutureReady on X and Instagram, and right here on my blog and social, throughout December.  Every day we highlight one of the digital tool and ideas from the special librarian and educator. 

There will be one slide telling all about the digital tool and...
...the next slide will share the super short video clip from the webinar. I love this part because I can learn all about the digital tool and how to use it with my students and teachers. It's a great way to learn something new and be inspired all throughout the month. 

So far, we have shared Capstone Connect on Day 1 with me as the guest, 
Wonderopolis on Day 2 with Michelle Cooper, 
Adobe Express with Martha Bongiorno, 
and today is Amazon Virtual Career Tours with Amanda Chacon. 

You will find the choice board here to follow along.  Remember there are two slides for each day...one with the information, resources and links and one with the video clip.  You can click on each day from the front slide. We will be opening up each day as we go through the month. 

I hope you have fun learning along with us, friends. I can't wait to be inspired throughout December too.