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Feb 9

February 9, 2013

The Potential of Student Managed Technology

The Potential of Student Managed Technology

There’s a lot to be said about giving students jobs of some of everyday classroom duties that can easily be forgotten or overlooked. I started out by having students take care of taking our garbage cans and recycling bin out to the hall at the end of the day. Then came desk inspectors to make sure all of the trash and messes that live under our desks are taken care of before we leave for the day. Next came the…

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Jan 18

January 18, 2013

Out of the Box iPod & iPad Apps Ready for Students

Out of the Box iPod & iPad Apps Ready for Students

Many teachers ask me, “what can I do with this ipod right now?” It’s very common to be overwhelmed by the hundreds of thousands of apps that are available on the Apple App Store when you first start exploring. Often times, teachers just need to start with the basic apps to get accustomed to the technology before diving into the pool of amazing apps that are out there. In the technology professional development class that I created, I introduce teachers…

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Oct 23

October 23, 2012

Creating a Podcast in an Elementary Classroom

Creating a Podcast in an Elementary Classroom

Podcasting can sound like a tedious and scary project to tackle with your class, and admittedly I have been putting off trying it for the past year.  But this year, I have reignited my desire to try out this new type of media, and I have to report to you all, that it turned out amazingly. What is Podcasting you might ask?  Podcasting is simply a voice recording that is made into a file format that is easily placed onto…

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Aug 15

August 15, 2012

Things you don’t think of #1: Cable Management

Things you don’t think of #1: Cable Management

Over the past few years I have been adding handheld devices to my classroom, I like to call the set of technology my “Armada”.  It’s slowly growing toward a class set, a few more years and I’ll have my dream of 1:1 for each student. But one thing you never think about prior to getting all of these wonderful devices is…the management of the headphone cables.  It can easily turn the lovely dream of technology, into a nightmare of tangled…

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