I have to be honest. Lately, I feel like I’m the teacher that is afraid to turn on the computer. OK, it’s not that bad but I do feel like I can’t process one more thing. Since I need to know and I truly want to know it stresses me not being able to keep … Continue reading We grow at one rate and technology grows a thousand times faster!
Let’s start with what Google Slides is generally known for - presentations. Similar to Microsoft PowerPoint, Slides is a visual aid that can be projected onto a large screen when a person presents to a large group. Many times, the presenters will create endless slides incorrectly. Those slides will be filled with information that audience … Continue reading Death by PowerPoint
Do you ever feel like you have to give your students one more thing? Whether it be a survey, an assessment, etc.? Do you ever feel like there is one more computer program that the students just “have” to use for them to see their test scores soar? Imagine Learning? Mobymax? ST Math? Khan Academy? … Continue reading One More Thing
At the beginning of the school year, my 5th graders were asked to do a research paper- a task the students and I both dread for different reasons. To put it simply, they didn’t like doing it because it was a lot of work. I, on the other hand, worried about them using online sources … Continue reading A Research Graphic Organizer That Will Save You a Lot of Headache
The linked information and resources were shared with parent empowerment and ambassadors on May 17. Click here to access the slides and resources. During this presentation we asked for topics of interest/concern for/from our parents and will address these topics in coming posts on this blog.
This school year I decided to make a conscious effort to help students develop the foundational skills needed for using technology in a kindergarten classroom. I chose a specific classroom, one with a teacher whom by her own admission is technophobic. She states constantly that she doesn’t have the capacity to teach her students to … Continue reading Technology Use is a Foundational Skill
Imagine my surprise when I was able to squeeze my way into the final spot available for this year’s pilot program of the ExoLab! The ExoLab system is a self-sustained experimental platform. From their website, the “ExoLab is a plant biology investigation with Arabidopsis thaliana, a model plant organism used in many scientific investigations. The … Continue reading ExoLab and Our Study of Microgravity