Being an elementary educator, I know that it’s those little things that can make our days… especially when those little things help us manage and engage a classroom of students! At MassCUE in Suzy Brooks‘ presentation, “Technically Invisible,” I came across such a tool that I think teachers with mounted projectors will love to try [...]
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These are the 3 apps on our iPad Minis that I wanted to highlight at the 10/8/13 faculty meeting: Pic Collage – Biography Example Pic Play Post – Simple Machine Example ScreenChomp – Math – Estimation Example Each of these apps lets students quickly demonstrate understanding as well as gives students an opportunity to construct [...]
A few months ago, I suggested the idea of using the Scan app on our iPod Touches in a post about QR Codes. In the spirit of sharing and being open, let me tell you what transpired with a QR Code Scavenger Hunt experience in a grade 5 classroom. First of all, I will be [...]
Looking to try something new in 2013? How about getting your students out and about with a QR Code Treasure Hunt (a.k.a. Scavenger Hunt)? First off, you may be wondering what a QR Code is? You probably have seen QR Codes on flyers or in stores. Simply put, it is a type of barcode. When the [...]
Since we only have 35 minutes at this week’s App-tober session, this post will serve as preview, notes and reference for what will be demonstrated. A while ago, I wrote a post about BrainPOP and then more recently one about The Mixer. I’m going to continue to highlight this very popular and effective service (that [...]
Last winter, I wrote about the excitement of mounted projectors in our school (Classrooms with a View). This month, more projectors were powered up and ready for business in classrooms. What follows is a little sample of how projectors are being used as well as how they could transform learning in the classroom. Get inspired. [...]
So much preparation, energy and enthusiasm goes into projects. Teachers identify a curriculum need. They plan and collaborate with the technology specialist. Lab times and equipment use are scheduled and coordinated. Thoughtful mini-lessons are executed. Students work hard to learn and demonstrate their core curriculum knowledge via a new tool, method or medium. AND THEN [...]
It’s almost the end of the school year. Things are crazy, but at the same time, they can be a bit stale. Especially, after testing has come and gone, students often see that milestone as a sign to check out. Looking to continue to engage your students right down to the end? Give stop-action movies [...]
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Jan. 2010 – June 2010 This blog served as a technology professional development portal. It was a chance for us to explore what was (and still is) out there. As we know, a lot of the latest tools and resources only take a few minutes to preview and learn. Making the time is often the trickiest feat. Therefore, I proposed Tech Tuesday. Every Tuesday something new was waiting for you to check out on this blog. On select Tuesdays, there even were face-to-face session in the Abbot lab @ 7:45 A.M. In under 30 minutes, I demonstrated the new tool, and participants got some time to play. It was requested that participants gave the tool a little more thought or another “go”, and then follow-up with a comment on this blog, reviewing the tool for a grade level or subject. The ultimate goal or end product was that one tool or resource would be implemented fully into teaching practices to benefit student learning. We also had a great resource blog for people to consult in the end!
October 2010 – ?: I am going to continue to update the Tech Tuesday blog on at least a monthly basis. There’s still so much to learn and share. So always check in on Tuesdays to see what’s going on, or better yet, subscribe!