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Jan 19

January 19, 2013

The Classroom Chromebooks Have Arrived!

The Classroom Chromebooks Have Arrived!

At the end of 2012, I received an email from DonorsChoose.org stating that Google had partnered with them to offer Samsung’s Google Chromebooks at a drastically reduced price of $99 each (regularly $249). Stunned by this announcement and the price, I worked up a DonorsChoose project for 5 of the Chromebooks and submitted it. It would be a long shot, but worth the effort. Unbelievably, the project was funded within 24 hours of being approved by the donation site. I…

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Sep 15

September 15, 2012

Using Wordle to Create a Bulletin Board

Using Wordle to Create a Bulletin Board

If you have not seen wordle.net yet, take a moment to check it out.  It’s the cool Web 2.0 site that inspired me to create this start of the year bulletin board.  I wanted kids to be inspired by asking questions this year.  I believe that we learn when we ask questions, even off the wall questions.  There’s a great web site, www.101qs.com that I project in my classroom before the bell rings. But I’ll save that for another post…

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Jun 26

June 26, 2012

Entry Level Web Page Creation

Entry Level Web Page Creation

So for those of you who want to let students explore and create with online web design, the idea of creating big web sites may seem daunting.  There is a solution for you in the form of…a glog.  Yes, a glog. The team over at Glogster.com has created a really fun and easy way for students to create web pages that can be used as a publishing step for many different projects. A Glog is a single web page that…

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