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If you build it, they will use it

I may have mentioned before that one of my challenges this year is space, well the lack of space. I have to be pretty creative when creating areas for reading, group work, using manipulatives, etc. Recently I realized I had … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling-Green Screen in action

After our successful work with iMovie for our Book Talks (see my previous post here) my students and I decided to take on a new project using a green screen for our study of Taiwan. After 4 weeks of inquiry … Continue reading

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Student created screencast tutorials

Jing has been very helpful for teachers to take control of their own professional development. I know I have viewed several videos that were made by teachers using Jing in order to learn a new program or tool, the most recent … Continue reading

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How do you spell….?

I have heard it in Grades 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1; I have even asked the question myself, “How do you spell….?” From day one in the classroom, whether they are asking their teachers or their neighbors, students develop … Continue reading

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For 2-4 players

In an attempt to build class unity this year, every Friday, I invited my students to stay in the classroom for recess / break and play board games with each other. At first, I wasn’t sure if anybody would stay … Continue reading

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The Magic of Mini Dry Erase boards

I have always found my mini whiteboards to be of great value in the classroom, especially when I happen to be in a school without tools such as IWBs or even a sufficient amount of classroom computers. One of the … Continue reading

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