5th grade Rocketry Books

This post is a work in progress as students finish & tweak their animated books The following items are animated books created using Google Slides with Ms. Boyer’s class.From start to finish our Rocketry unit spanned eight weeks.  The children read, researched, watched, learned, documented, designed, created, evaluated and analyzed throughout the entire project.  These…

Twitter @Heathcote – Embracing social media & addressing concerns

I’ve written a few posts over the last week about how we will be using Twitter here at Heathcote. A primer Our hashtag I also wanted to put up a post addressing the two most obvious sides of the same coin, the benefits and concerns. I recently co-authored an article with Lisa Nielsen, the Director…

The only 2 things on the internet

I have long told my students “there are only 2 things on the internet.” Two. Nothing more, nothing less. I use this, especially with elementary school students, as a way to explain, simply, the tenets of safe web use. The only two things on the internet are Good Garbage That’s it. Good and Garbage. Everything…

Twitter @HeathcoteSchool – Our Hashtag!

In the previous post, Twitter @HeathcoteSchool, I wrote about Twitter as a platform and offered a solution for following Twitter users without actually have a Twitter account, or even a smartphone.The previous post also listed all the teaches with Twitter accounts at Heathcote.This post is more geared toward people with a Twitter account looking to get…