Category Archives: Classroom technology

Edmodo for Authentic Writing

I’m sold on social networking as a vehicle for students to publish the best of their writing. It is one of my principal sources assessment data now. I catch them at their most eloquent, when they are engaged, and independent. … Continue reading

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5 Stages of Twitter User

  Teachers that don’t share what they do Teachers who work silently, don’t tweet, blog and discuss ideas with people around the world are obsolete. Teachers are no longer working locally but globally and it’s our job to share what … Continue reading

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BYOD in My Classroom

I’ve introduced BYOD into my elementary classroom. This September I will be starting my third serious integration. Sure there have been some issues, but I think the advantages out way the snags. I don’t have a “program”, simply some common … Continue reading

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Fourth Grade Twitter Project

Quick review: Cashed in my Scholastic Book Club points on a Nexus 7 tablet for my classroom. It is set up for my classroom Google accounts so class reporters can pick it up and tweet during the day. *@SunningdaleRm7* I … Continue reading

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Should we choke off the bandwidth for personal devices?

I thought I was making progress with integrating iPods into my fourth grade room (few have phones at ten yet, but the difference is negligible), but our division guest network was overwhelmed by new users. Their solution was to switch … Continue reading

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It was a busy year

This school year I underused wikispaces. Wikispaces have been a central component of my tech integration. I’ve used it as a sandbox and peer collaboration space in the past. It is the platform for my students digital portfolios. All that … Continue reading

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Tin Can Sounds

Saskatchewan Fourth Grade Science investigates sound. I integrated arts education and language arts into this. This activity involved making drums from balloons and recycled tin cans. We practiced rhythms using Garage Band on an iPod. I patched the iPod into … Continue reading

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Drive On

So many unanticipated issues with switching my student’s writing from Microsoft Word to Google Drive. When the computer lab is unavailable my students have to disperse and work around the school. The versions of Explorer we have installed on most … Continue reading

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Cross-school Collaboration

The fourth graders in Room 7 have been thinking about safety and protection this month. They are talking with students at New London, Wisconsin about basic personal responsibility for safety and protection on the Internet. This week the students followed … Continue reading

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YouTube – Bare Bones Fall 2010

Bare Bones Fall 2010 stangea 12 videos Subscribe Edit Subscription Loading… via youtube.com I like to make a brief survey of the classroom when I ahve finished preparing it for the new year. So much still needs to be put … Continue reading

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