Category Archive: technology

Jan 18

Sam the Snowman and Snowflake Fun

I am not a big fan of the term digital native.  Just because kids are growing up in a time where technology surrounds them, doesn’t mean they can effectively use it. I see this all the time with my kindergarten and first graders. Many are not able to use a mouse effectively. They don’t hold …

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Jan 17

Chad’s Choices

I’m constantly saving links with the intention of going back and rereading or sharing. I usually do, but sometimes I either forget or simply don’t take the time to do it. I’m going to work hard to not have that happen. It’s time to share a few more articles and blog posts I’ve come across that made …

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Jan 16

ChatterPix Kids + PhotosfromClass = Creativity

This week, I took iPads into the classrooms due to standardized testing in the computer lab. I wanted the students to create something related to their knowledge of reading strategies. I decided to try using ChatterPixKids as the app of choice. Chatterpix Kids is an app that can make anything talk — pets, friends, doodles, …

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Apr 16

iCab Mobile & Green Screen Apps

A couple of days ago, my friend Dave posted a question on Facebook looking for an answer to a problem he was having.  The task involved downloading a video from Discovery Education using the iCab Mobile browser and saving it onto an iPad. The next step would be to use that video as part of a green screen project using …

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Mar 25

Chad’s Choices

It’s the middle of March and a time to share a few more articles and blog posts I’ve come across that made me think, wonder, and learn. If you haven’t seen these, I’ve included a snippet from the article to pique your interest. Homework. Should it exist? How much is too much? My two kids attend …

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Mar 12

Using a Green Screen

Here’s a recap of some of the stuff that we’ve done at school using a green screen. It’s really been a lot of fun and I hope students and teachers think of this as ONE way students can share their learning with the world. Using a green screen can be as simple as using the …

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Mar 05

Google Drive Integration

My students have been using Google apps when they’ve come to my class in the computer lab. I love the ease of use, the fact that work is saved automatically, and that all of the student work is in one place. The idea that students can access it from whatever device they want, from wherever they …

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Feb 26

Fun with a Green Screen

I’ve used a green screen a little myself in the past, but overall, I don’t have a ton of experience with it, especially with students. The bright green cloth that was sitting around my house needed a new home. I brought it to school, figuring I could use it with the students to create something …

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Nov 20

Technology, Teaching, and Learning

I’m taking a class to renew my teaching certification since I’ve jumped back into the school scene. The class I’m taking is called Terrific Technology for Teachers and Their Students. Much of the stuff I’m going to have to do will be a refresher of things I’ve either done, or are at least familiar with. …

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Nov 14

Folders in Google Drive, Google Classroom, the Power of Social Media

I’ve been enjoying the use of Google Classroom with several of the classes I see each week. I love the fact that I can assign something to the kids, they can complete it in class or whenever, and I can access their work and check whether it’s complete, all in one place, all without paper. …

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