Screencasting

Screencasting is recording what is happening on your screen.   This is a helpful option for creating tutorials, explaining your work, or recording Skype of Google Hangouts conversations (always ask permission to record someone else during a Syky or Hangout).   Here is a tutorial on two ways to record your screen: I hope you…

Hour of Code

Coding is a popular activity and skill. The “Hour of Code” is an international program aimed at sparking interest in computer science and the concept of coding. The “Hour of Code” week is December 7-13 and encourages teachers and students to try coding, with the tagline “an hour of code for every student.” Here at…

3rd Grade Google Slide: The Year Long Reflection

The Project: Using Google Slides 3rd grade students will create a 13 slide presentation, one month at a time, over the entire school year. The Why? It is never too early to start building a digital portfolio and not every portfolio will look the same. But one great way to show true growth and progress…

Internet Research – a 5th Grade homework assignment

5th graders, When using the internet to research information I think it is important to keep Abraham Lincoln in mind….   That being said, the internet is a valuable resource for learning and discovery. The key is to verify your information by checking the facts among multiple sources. Your assignment Read about the Pacific Northwest…

iMovies on paper with Aurasma

One of my pet peeves is the traditional bulletin board. As a technology teacher I feel the traditional paper stapled to cork board is counter intuitive to what students do in the lab. Paper bulletin board are fine for certain things, but if students are creating animations or layered presentations or movies how do you…

5th Grade – December 2014 – The possibilities of technology

Technology provides a wide range of possibility and opportunity. There is possibility to create in ways previously unavailable. Opportunity to see & experience things previously out of reach. Possibility and opportunity to discover and question all the things in your world. The greatest power of technology is that possibility and opportunity to question what you…