Projects/Activities

Posts in this category describe projects I have assisted in and feel are good examples of technology integration.

A New Tool (at least for me) to Try!

This year, in addition to being building based (I’m at a middle school) the members of the Teacher Resouce Specialists for Technology (TRST) team and I are also department based. This means I will also be coordinating with the Math…

A Teacher Inquires…

“I want to dip my feet into badging. I want to introduce it very simply with not a whole lot for me to manage on my end. I want to hold the students accountable for earning it, but don’t want…

Experience Reality by Virtual Means

Sometimes our students cannot travel or experience different places, that’s where teachers need to try and offer ways of sharing those locations with them. Enter ThingLink 360°/VR Images and videos which enable an immersive experience are just starting to take…

Infographics

It always great to see professional development opportunities which I co-plan (Kim, Melissa, & I) and deliver taking flight in classrooms. Below is the Lunch N’ Learn topic from April. ‘Student Creation’ or ‘Show What You Know’ was our umbrella…

Elementary Math & Science Day

One of the elementary (K-3) schools in my district has a Math & Science day coming up. This is a ‘community building’ day where guests are invited in to present lessons for the students showing how math and science are…

Sketchnoting

One of my goals this year is to get into sketchnoting. This is the concept of recording notes in a visual way to make them engaging as well as connecting key concepts with easy to understand images. I consider myself a visual…

Stop-motion Animating

I’ve written two posts in the past on this topic (3/18/15 The Animation Chefs… & 1/28/16 A Proposed Challenge…) this past February my district had a PD Day where I was able to submit a session proposal on Green Screening…

“Badges? We DO need stinkin’ badges!”

I read a post from Alice Keeler, Google Drive Level Up Challenge, where she created an individualized, badge-awarding professional development tool using Google Sheets. I thought this was fantastic, though, I had one hesitation; I thought the concept of typing…