Archive for the ‘Instructional Technology’ Category

Google Timer

I am starting a new Tuesday Tradition! I will be posting Technology Tips each Tuesday for my readers! Check back for new, quick and easy ways to make your classroom run smoother! Today’s tip is on the Google Timer! Do you ever need a quick countdown clock in your room? I know my timer is always…

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ClassDojo

Want a classroom management system that is FREE and helps your communication with your parents and other teachers in the building? Want to encourage students, engage parents easily, and save time? Try ClassDojo! ClassDojo helps classrooms to improve by giving students positive feedback for any skill in any subject you choose. You are able to…

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Plickers! Ever Heard of them?

Plickers! Ever heard of them? I hadn’t… until now. Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Where have you been all my life? Photo Credit: https://plickers.com/ I teach in a community where the students do not have access to devices at home or at…

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What is a storyboard? & How would I use it in my classroom?

There are many reasons why someone might want to create a screencast to give/show directions. It is not an easy task if you don’t know what to say or how to navigate through your computer to show the user where to go during your screencast. A great way to help your screencast become professional and well…

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Why are screencasts so helpful?

Have you ever wanted to know how to do something that you have never done before or didn’t remember? Did you try googling it? You can find a video on how to do about everything. The video can be anything from a person talking, a catoon or animation or a screencast. A screencast is a…

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Using Kahoot in the Classroom

Do you want a need way to assess you students in the classroom? Have you heard of Kahoot? “Kahoot! Is One Of The World’s Fastest Growing Learning Brands. Loved In Over 180 Countries, Our Free Game-Based Platform Enables More Meaningful, Playful And Powerful Experiences, In Classrooms And Beyond. Here’s how: Stimulates collaboration and social learning….

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Instructional Design

  A Wikipedia Article defines Instructional Design as “…the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences.” In my grad class we spoke about all the careers that have Instructional designers and what their job entails. As an educator, the way I see instructional design being used in the classroom…

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Test Motivation PowToon Video

Thank you to a fellow educator, Kate Best at my school for making this quick video to help motivate our students before testing! Feel free to use and share! Thanks! http://www.powtoon.com/show/bZSGT0JBw1v/?playOnLoad=1

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Author of the Week!

Author of the week! Each Week the students and I pick a new Author of the Week. We use books from our classroom, the children’s homes and the library (school and public). If the author does mostly chapter books, we will keep him/her more then a week so that the students have a chance to…

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Trot for Technology!

My school did an amazing fundraiser to raise money for technology! Details to come! We have raised over $6,000 in about a month! :-) Captian Keenan

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Using YouTube in your classroom!

Create your own classroom account and learn how to embed the video into an ActiveInspire Flipchart or a PowerPoint. Embedding into PowerPoint: Share > Click on Use Old Embed Code > Copy Code Open PowerPoint Insert > Video > Video from Website Paste the Code and click Insert Adjust the video size. You need to…

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