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Susan
I’m PASSIONATE about students and teachers using TECHNOLOGY to enhance LEARNING and CREATIVITY.
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Here is the Slideshare link to my ESU 5 Tech Fair presentation on Google Drawing. I will be posting additional info on the projects in the weeks to come! Get Creative with Google drawings from sprabul Related articles Creating Venn Diagrams using Google Drawings Creating a Foldable Book/Card using Google... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Summer break is officially here for me! With summertime comes time for reading! Here are some of the books on my summer reading list: Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller I read Donalyn's book, The Book Whisperer, and loved it! I can't wait to see how she inspires me... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I've had coding on the brain lately, so naturally I created a webmix with some of my favorite resources. I also found a two excellent webmixes on coding. Hour of Code by JaymeJ Coding, Coding, Coding! by Shannon McClintock Miller Programing by The Digital Scoop Remeber that Scratch book I... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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"That's my house!" "And there's my mailbox!" "I love your house!" These were some of the comments I heard as my Kindergarten students explored where they live in Google Maps. At NETA 2014, I attended a fabulous Google Maps session led by Peg Coover. Thank you, Peg, for leading such... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I love Wonderopolis and our webmix for today is a compilation of great wonders! This webmix is a great way for teachers to easily find a wonders that match current curriculum or for students to go back and see previous wonders. Wonderopolis by KinderChat Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I am excited about the new shuffling feature in Google Forms! When creating a quiz or survey in Google Forms, you can now shuffle the answers on Multiple Choice, Check Boxes, Choose from a list, and Grid questions. To use this new feature, in the form editor, look for Advanced... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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While perusing Pinterest, I've seen many teachers using foldables in notebooks and as student products. Creating a foldable book is really simple in Google Drawing. 1. Start with the one of the templates I created, Landscape or Portrait. 2. Place your cover image and text in the bottom right box.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Happy Friday!!! In honor of teacher appreciation day and because I'm so thankful for all of my blog readers, I made you a desktop picture. Click here to download or Right-click the image and save. I used Canva to create this image and many of the other title images I've... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Yesterday, I shared a webmix full of sources for online nonfiction texts. Many times I find a great article for my students to read online, but hesitate to use it because there are too many distracting elements on the page or the reading level isn't quite right. The following browser... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Happy middle of the week to you! Today's webmix was created by me and is full of places to find nonfiction reading online. Non-Fiction Reading Sites by The Digital Scoop I tried to include sites for all grades, K-12. Many of the sites offer current events that are geared towards... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Super Scratch Programing Adventure! is a fabulous book for anyone wanting to learn Scratch programing. The projects in the book are well thought out and very appealing to re-create. Each project focuses on having the user create a game. You can download all of the resources for the book and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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"Have you ever wanted the chance to boss someone around?" This is the question I asked my 2nd graders. They all excited shouted they had. That was my lead in to them being computer programmers using Scratch. I told them they were the boss and their Scratch sprites could only... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I recently came across the #mathphotoaday Challenge on Twitter and thought it sounded like a fun learning opportunity. A group of 3rd grade students from Thompson, Manitoba are challenging themselves and other students to take pictures of the daily math prompt and sharing them on Twitter and Instagram. My students... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Welcome back to Webmix Wednesday! If you are feeling a bit artistic or have a yen to do something creative, today's mixes are for you! I searched and found several great art themed mixes. Art Links for Kids by Christy Vance Art Mix for K-12 Students by missgreer Technology in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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With about a month of school left, I'm gearing up for final projects and some reflecting on the past year. Here are a few projects I use to end the school year with. Google Drawing- I have the students create a Google Drawing, insert their pictures from the beginning of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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First off, if you tried the Symbaloo webmix link in the previous email and it wasn't working, here is the correct link: NETA 50 Tech Treasures Webmix Next, I would like to share a bit more about one of the treasures I recently shared at NETA. The Problem Site is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Thanks for attending our presentations at the NETA spring conference! Here are the presentations and a webmix with the 50+ treasures we shared! 50 Technology Treasures 50 Technology Treasures 2014 Edition from sprabul Here is a Symbaloo Webmix with all of the treasures listed. ************ Google Drive: It's Elementary! Google... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Hi, blog readers! If you've visited my blog in the past few days, you know if was no where to be found! Typepad had a massive denial of service attack! I knew they would get things back up and running and here we are! On to the webmix! I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Happy almost Earth Day! Here are some webmixes to inspire you and your students to help the Earth! Earth Day by Mimi@Symbaloo Recycling Resources by The Digital Scoop Recycling by Archer Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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1. Open the Research Tool by going to Tools-Research in the menu bar. 2. In the Research tool, change the search results to image. 3. Type in your search term and add .png to the end. For instance, here I searched zebra.png. By adding .png to the end of your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Google Drawings provide a quick and easy way for students to create Venn Diagrams and other graphic organizers. Today, I'm going to share a tutorial on how to create a Venn Diagram. Check back tomorrow to see how to add PNG images to a diagram. 1. Create a new Google... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE today's webmix! My first grade students are researching various animals and I decided to put together as many live animal webcams and I could. I was careful to select cams that loaded easily and usually have animals present. A few of the cams do have commercials... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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How To Do Research is an interacitve "poster" for students and teachers to use online. Each section can be clicked on and gives students more information. This site would be a great jumping off tool as students begin and proceed through the research process. There is even a Glossary of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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That's right...we went toy shopping in 3rd grade today. Well... we used the Toys R Us web site to make pretend purchases and entered our "buys" into a spreadsheet. The kids absolutely loved it! The idea was inspired by an activity from the book Spreadsheet Magic by Pamela Lewis. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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As a follow up to Sunday's post, I thought it would be appropriate to share some clock and time webmixes. The first webmix was created by me. I placed several student learning activities on the top and links to six interactive teaching clocks on the bottom. Clocks and Time by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Digital Scoop