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Google Portfolios model “Making the PYP Happen” and “ICT in the PYP”

“Schools have a responsibility to show evidence of student learning. Portfolios are one method of collecting and storing information that can be used to document and assess student progress and achievement.” – Making the PYP Happen “Learners’ awareness, use and … Continue reading

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Working with ConferApp

In January of 2013, I attended my 3rd 21st Century Learning Hong Kong conference. I attended a session with Jeff Dungan (@jdungan) on the Confer App. It looked like an effective and efficient tool to use in the classroom. I … Continue reading

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Share what you know, a good place to start

Before moving ahead in our inquiry into shapes, angles, and lines, my grade three students took time to share their current understandings. Armed with cameras, small groups walked about the school to take pictures representing any 2D shape, 3D shape, … Continue reading

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My Journey into the World of Minecraft

I am not a gamer like my husband, but I became interested in Minecraft when it was all I heard about from a group of my students. They had joined the ECA last year for Minecraft and were pretty disappointed … Continue reading

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From edmodo to Google Groups

I have used and blogged about edmodo before as a learning space for literature discussions. Since our school has gone full speed ahead with Google Docs and Google Site Portfolios, I decided to try and use Google Groups this year instead of … Continue reading

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Graphing Sentence Fluency

I wanted to share another great idea from writingfix.com on sentence fluency as this is currently our writing trait focus the next few months. My grade three students drafted a paragraph on a special time they shared with an adult; … Continue reading

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Taking away one thing – Google Summit

When you present at or attend a conference, you hope to either have your participants or yourself walk away with at least one new idea. After attending day one of the Google Summit at SAS in Singapore, I have walked … Continue reading

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Literature Circles with edmodo

edmodo is an online tool that allows teachers and students to connect and collaborate. I have used edmodo before with grade 5 students, but this is the first year I’ve used it with grade 3. I started with setting up … Continue reading

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Read one more chapter, pleeeaassee!

I am currently reading The Monster’s Ring by Bruce Coville aloud to my grade 3 class. They love the book and I love hearing them moan and groan when I stop reading for the day. The story focuses on young … Continue reading

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The Power of Suggestion

Last week we posted pictures on our blog of a classroom display we created using moveable paper people put into the position of our favorite sports activity. The students created a background scene to match their people. Sports View more … Continue reading

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