Education

Posts in this category deal with general education musings of mine.

Student Creativity

Volcano Group

I recently was working with a second grade class on creating non-fiction informational presentations. The class was organized into six groups where they chose a topic of interest. Volcanoes, Dinosaurs, Planets, Football, Lizards, and Dolphins were the main ideas. They…

The Hidden Truth of the Unconference

Over the last few months, the members in my department and I have been discussing professional development. One key phrase has been, “People don’t know what they don’t know.” We have offered a couple of unconference-styled professional development days. Teachers…

Personal Wins!

I felt that I needed to brag a little. Actually, come to think of it, as educators, we don’t celebrate our personal wins that often. Case in point, I went into one class this week and was assisting a teacher…

App Resource Idea!

After using my new favorite tool, ThingLink, several times this summer (as you can/did read in a different post: ThingLink Teacher Challenge); I came up with an idea on how to use it with my iPad teachers. I am asked…

Remember Webquests? I do!

Webquests were internet adventures for students which consisted of having a webpage set up for students with resources needed to complete an activity. I have a grad course I’m teaching currently online where we explore creating a webquest using one…

ThingLink Video

ThingLink Video is a new web tool (sorry, no app yet) that allows a person to add ‘tags’ to a video. ThingLink has now made videos interactive. I can place tags anywhere within a video which I either upload or…

Third Grade Logo Project

Today I am starting a project with a couple of 3rd grade classes. Their task is to create a logo which represents themselves. I’ll be introducing this project with this Google presentation: We will be using a variety of apps…

Free Webinars on ThingLink

Update Here is an image for Tomorrow’s ThingLink Interactive Image Share: This past summer, I participated in a Teacher Challenge… but that’s for another post. ‚Äč Now ThingLink wants to promote all the wondrous work created through the challenge that…

My Experiences with Symbaloo

Symbaloo is a wonderful tool! It allows a user to share links to other resources easily and visually. It is quite easy to setup and there are a ton of tutorial resources available. I have been using Symbaloo in three…