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Change

One of my favorite oxymoron’s: There is nothing so constant as change. We, in order to prepare our students for the challenges of the future must be able to shift and pivot with the agility of a cheetah, and thus enable them with the same ability.

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Recent list of top EdTech Tools

Just saw this list of EdTech by Topics and was amazed at how many of these I use or have used with my students (in bold):

  1. Presentations (Prezi, Haiku Deck)
  2. Multi-Media Posters (Glogster)
  3. Blogs (Kidblog)
  4. Mind Maps (Popplet, Slatebox)
  5. Online Response System (Kahoot)
  6. Comics (Bitstrips, Comic Master, Comic Life)
  7. Writing (Storybird)
  8. Photo Editing (PicMonkey)
  9. Surveys (Survey Monkey)
  10. Electronic Badges (Classbadges)
  11. Classroom Management (ClassDojo)
  12. Multi-Media Wall (Padlet)
  13. Online Whiteboard (Mural.ly)
  14. Collaboration/Social Network (Edmodo)
  15. Animated Video (GoAnimate, Powtoon, Dvolver)
  16. Google Drive
  17. Microsoft Office 2010
  18. Microsoft Office 2013
  19. Infographics (Piktochart)
  20. Websites (Weebly, Wix)

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Teachers take the initiative

 

I kept hearing about iPads and how useful they might be in the classroom. So I convinced Roseann  and Karri  to take an iPad class with me at the ESD in 2001. I set up an ad-hoc network from my portable whereby I could send a wi-fi signal from my personal hotspot to the iPads in their portables. Thereafter, many in our building got iPads and we started our own in-building user group, an iPUG.

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Recent Projects

2017 STEM Challenge

Fisher’s Landing 20th Anniversary

2017 5th Grade Promotion – created in collaboration with a student group

2016 5th Grade Promotion

2013 B.O.Y. Staff Video

TIP Grant 2015 – Presentation

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