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Category Archives: Classroom technology
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
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
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
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
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
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