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Digital Citizenship Prezi

May 10, 2013 · 1 Comment · Classroom Examples, Ed Tech, Internet Safety

 Mr. Reed’s 5th grade classroom at Walled Lake Elementary School recently had a “BYOD Day” (Bring Your Own Device).  As part of their learning for the day, the class had a lively discussion about digital citizenship, which resulted in the creation of a class Prezi presentation.  See it here, and be sure to watch the final […]

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First and Third Graders Share Poetry in Radio Show

May 9, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom Examples, Ed Tech

The 3rd grade students of Mrs. Bond at Glengary Elementary teamed up with first grade students of Mrs. Brossard at Commerce Elementary to share poetry in a radio show this afternoon.  Both schools are part of the Walled Lake Consolidated School District in SE Michigan. The students celebrated the writing of original poetry with oral […]

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iPads: Observations & Thoughts

April 27, 2012 · No Comments · Classroom Examples, iPad

  A couple of Special Services teachers in my district (Jen Shamberger, Speech and Language Pathologist and Katie Weingarden, Social Worker) wrote a proposal to pilot the use of an iPad with the students they work with.  They spent a considerable amount of time researching apps and figuring out specific ways to use an iPad […]

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Infographics as a Creative Assessment

January 30, 2012 · No Comments · Classroom Examples, Cool Tools, Ed Tech, Literacy

I attended one of Kathy Schrock’s sessions at FETC and the topic was using infographics as a creative assessment.  I saw the value of using infographics with students before there was a term for it, so I huried to this session.  (I even subscribed to USA Today just so that I could cut out the “snapshots” that were always […]

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Glogging Along

March 22, 2010 · 1 Comment · Classroom Examples

Here’s another example showing a positive impact of educators in my district attending the MACUL Conference.   ONe of our elementary Media Specialists  (Katharine Keeble, Maple Elementary School) attended a Glogster session.  Glogster is an online tool that allows users to create free interactive posters, or glogs.  Since she returned from the conference, she has created three glogs and is going to do a before […]

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Applying What Was Learned at the MACUL Conference

March 21, 2010 · No Comments · Classroom Examples, Ed Tech, MACUL

I received an email from an elementary teacher who attended a session about wikis while at the MACUL Conference last week.  “Okay, so I’ve taken a huge jump.  Not only am I jumping in with both feet first, I’m doing it with my kids!    I’ve created a wiki for my kids to do some writing.  I […]

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Screencast-o-Matic

October 26, 2009 · No Comments · Classroom Examples, Collaborative Projects, Cool Tools, Ed Tech

I learned of a new screencast tool from Chris Ozias (Pinckney Technology Integration Specialists) while at the “Tech or Treat” MACUL/Discovery Education Event on Saturday.  It’s called Screencast-o-Matic.  No download and no account registration required!  I just recorded a quick screencast to introduce an 8th grade inquiry-based science lesson I developed.  Creating the screencast was […]

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Kindergarten Bloggers

March 29, 2009 · 4 Comments · Classroom Examples, Ed Tech

I was invited to be a “celebrity” reader in Barb Ozminkowski’s Kindergarten classroom at Mary Helen Guest Elementary School.  What a fun morning!  I read the Book Click Clack Moo, a fun story about cows using a typewriter to leave notes for a farmer.  Of course, we had a discussion about typewriters and the class decided that […]

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Earthcast08 Has Begun!

April 21, 2008 · No Comments · Classroom Examples, PD Event

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Flixn

January 24, 2008 · 3 Comments · Classroom Examples, Ed Tech

[kml_flashembed movie="http://flixn.com/flash/players/camdefault.swf?videoid=tm3kjr" width="328" height="320" wmode="transparent" /] A first grade teacher in my district just got a new webcam and is anxious to post some video on her classroom blog.  She asked me if I knew how to use Flixn.  I’ve never heard of it, so I figured I’d give it a try.  The program is […]

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