Thursday, April 28, 2016

Collaboration (...check), Critical Thinking (...check), Creativity (...check)

An innovated 4th grade teacher, came up with an unique idea for "Geometry in My World"

In teams of two, students worked collaboratively and took pictures of various geometric figures they located in the school. Utilizing the app, TypeDrawing, students wrote well defined attributes of those geometry figures then inserted these photos into a PicCollage.

Their finished projects will be posted in Google Classroom and the students will evaluate each other projects by providing feedback in the forms of two compliments and one suggesting for improvement. 



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Monday, April 18, 2016

The Ron Clark Academy Visit Announcement


My Team Newell learned all 
about Craft and Structure: 
 Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. 
We made our own cup song about my upcoming trip to The Ron Clark Academy! 
The movie was made by using iMovie.
Image result for imovie
I hope to observe great technology integration,
 so I can share with you soon!
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Gami Book Reviews!

2nd grade students wrote a book review utilizing the app, Tellagami. Students took pictures of their book for the background of their Gami and completed the below statement stem for their recording. 

"Hello 2nd graders! 
My name is ______________ and I am reviewing the book _________________. 
I think this is a ___________ book for 2nd graders to read because ___________________, ________________, and ___________________.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

ChatterPix: Super Cute Biography Research Project

2nd grade students created a construction paper representation of their famous person. Utilizing the Chatterpix app, students recorded who they were, why they were famous and what made them a good citizen.

They turned out super cute!


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Friday, March 4, 2016

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

Important Work Skills for 2020

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Muddiest Point - Active Learning Activity

Students write about a concept or idea from the lesson that was muddiest for them. The exit slip becomes a formative assessment when the educator (or the student) uses the responses to determine the next steps in the learning process.  

The technique consists of asking students to jot down a quick response to one question: "What was the muddiest point in ________?" 

The focus of the Muddiest Point assessment might be a lecture, a discussion, a homework assignment, a play, or a film.

Technology Option 1 - Todays Meet
Create an Todays Meet room and allow students to respond with their "muddiest points". Students input their names and the response to the question. You can save the chat and post the script into your LMS if you would like. Your Todays Meet chat can also be embeded into your Moodle/LMS course which keeps from having students leave out of the Moodle/LMS session.

Technology Option 2 - AnswerGarden
Create an AnswerGarden and allow students to respond with their "muddiest points". When setting up your Answer Garden you can choose from 20 or 40 character responses. When you hover over a response, it will let you know how many students have inputted that answer. When complete you can export your word cloud to a fancier word cloud program to make is more appealing. AnswerGarden results are great discussion starters. Your AnswerGarden can also be embeded into your Moodle/LMS course which keeps from having students leave out of the Moodle/LMS session.

Here is an example of my AnswerGarden exported to Tagxedo.

Technology Option 3 - Moodle/LMS
Create a "Forum" and allow students to respond with their "muddiest points". If you want their responses to be anonymous, you can choose the "Feedback" tool within Moodle. Each option will give you the desired results.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

PicCollage: Character Feelings and Emotions

A 1st grade class brainstormed different character feelings and emotions and created a PicCollage poster for their classroom.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stinkin' Cute for 100th Day of School!

Kindergartners used the AgingBooth app then uploaded the picture to ChatterPix answering the following question: When I am 100 years old..... Way too cute!


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Internet Safety for All Ages!

Internet safety power point for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade from Raki's Rad Resources.

In light of recent news articles about teenagers getting hurt because they didn't truly understand the responsibilty of the internet, I am even more dedicated to teaching internet safety. We can't wait until kids are 13 to teach internet safety. We need to begin teaching kids to be safe from the first day they have access to the internet. This Internet Safety Power Point is something I used in the classroom with Kindergarte - 5th grade. It includes links to valuable online resources as well as rules that work in any internet situation. Internet safety is something that needs to be a part of every classroom that utilizes the internet in any way.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

African-American Authors Interactive Calendar

Thank you Tia from Tech with Tia for once again producing an awesome interactive calendar!!

Click on the picture to get this wonderful interactive calendar. To learn more about the book and authors, click on the images within the pdf. Great for all ages! 
Happy Black History!!!

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