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May 2014

Keynote for Mac- New Shapes Options

Using the new shapes options available in the latest update to Keynote for Mac.

Mathway | Math Problem Solver

Free math problem solver answers your algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics homework questions with step-by-step explanations, just like a math tutor.

3rd Grade Passion Project Update Week 6-7

Students are now at a variety of stages in their Passion Projects. In order for Mrs. Carmona to keep up with what each student is doing, she is using a Trello Board. At the beginning of each Passion Project session, Mrs. Carmona will show an inspirational video or put up an inspirational quote.

Excellent Visual Featuring The 6 Benefits of Mind Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 30, 2014 There is nothing that beats mind maps when it comes to increasing one's retention rates. Mind maps enable our minds to visually process information creating thus strong neural pathways to hold the learned information for an extended period of time.

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 5, 2014 As a follow up to the materials I have already posted on formative assessment, I am introducing you today this wonderful chat that I learned about through Bianca. The chart features 8 strategies teachers can use to conduct a formative assessment.

Daily 5 for iPad

How to use Daily 5 with an iPad | See more about daily 5, daily five and qr codes.

Grade 3 Social Studies: iPad Station Cards

Grade 3 Social Studies iPad Learning Stations

The Beginner's Guide To The Learning Pyramid

Different teaching styles appeal to different types of students. Despite popular opinion, I know folks who do really well with lecture-based courses. Perhaps they're just really well adapted to how most of our educational system works. Or perhaps they're just some of the few who do really well with that instead of a more hands-on ...

Life of an Educator: 10 images to inspire you this week

"Life of an Educator" is the personal blog of Justin Tarte. Here I will share my thoughts on education in an effort to improve schools by helping Educators to reflect upon their current practices and beliefs. The opinions expressed here represent my own and may or may not represent those of my current employer.

Famous Structures of the World-Thinglinks

Mrs. Abell's 4th grade students have been studying interesting and famous structures of the world as part of their architecture unit.

Paper for the web | Padlet

The simplest way to create. From any device, with anyone

Bingo Baker and 9 Lines

After reading about the Bingo Baker site, and the ability to create custom bingo cards that can be used with iPads, Mrs. Manzano was eager to try it with her 2nd Graders.

Student Voice, Screen Casting and Explain Everything

Having iPads redefines many elements of teaching, learning, and assessment. These past 2 years, I've experienced a learning curve not unlike that of a brand spankin' new teacher. This year I've begun to make the shift from technology-empowered teacher to a teacher who empowers students more.

Exploring the Depths of Knowledge

CCE second graders complete a unit on oceans and marine life to finish out the year, and this year we decided to try something new! Shannon Foley, CCE librarian, learned about the gallery method of research at a conference she previously attended.

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

A backchannel -- a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity -- provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. Every time I think about this tool, I remember my student, Charlie (not his real name). Given his learning challenges, he struggled to keep up during class discussions.

Scribble Maps

Students in Mr. Root's 4th grade interact with geography in science, social studies and language arts using the website, Scribble Maps . Scribble Maps is an iPad friendly website that works a lot...

A Walk Through History

First graders in Ms. Tremel's class took a walk through history and emerged as published writers of their very own hardbound book all about famous citizens. Their beautiful book is a result of a biography genre study. Ms. Tremel's first grade class learned that biography books are nonfiction and have identifiable features.

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate

Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It's a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged from how students think about living their lives.

11 Fantastic TED Ed Talks for Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May , 2014 One of the wonderful video resources I have been recommending for teachers and students is TED Ed video library on YouTube. This library features a wide variety of educational videos curated specifically for education community. These TED Ed videos are explanatory tutorials and animations that cover a given topic .

There's More Than One Way to Fling a Fish

It is the loveliest of feelings when you are greeted first thing in the morning by an adorable First Grader who says, " Mrs. Smith, I had so much fun yesterday." Let me tell you a little bit about what she was referring to.