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Sep 15

September 15, 2013

Using iPod Touch App to Record Students (Prosody)

Using iPod Touch App to Record Students (Prosody)

Each year I have had iOS technology in my classroom, May arrives and I inevitably scorn myself for not recording student voices using my iPod Touch devices. I sit there in my small reading group, and I hear these amazing students reading *so* much better than when they arrived in my classroom, and I decide to record their voice…only to then realize, it would be so much more impactful if I had recorded their voice when they first arrived! Well…

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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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Dec 30

December 30, 2012

An Introduction to the Flipped Classroom

An Introduction to the Flipped Classroom

I once stumbled upon the TED talk by Dan Meyer, a High School Mathematics teacher who introduced me to the idea of the Flipped Classroom (see: How the Flipped Classroom was Born). The flipped classroom is still new to me, but I really liked what I was hearing from Dan in his TED presentation, “Math Class Needs a Makeover”. Math is not being taught to its fullest potential. We need students to experience math, see it in action, and then…

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