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Susan
I’m PASSIONATE about students and teachers using TECHNOLOGY to enhance LEARNING and CREATIVITY.
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I recently shared how my students do a math fact practice and share their results with a Google Form. Today, I want to share 5 of my favorite sites for practicing math facts through games! Math Facts Shoot Out- I usually introduce students to this game early on because it's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Digital Scoop
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Today I decided to use something old and add something new for webmix Wednessday! Last year, I shared one of my webmixes containing links to online math manipulatives. I have recently updated that webmix and I have found a few other great webmixes focusing on math manipulatives. Virtual Manipulatives by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Digital Scoop
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The webmix for today is full of dinosaur facts and fun! Whether your students are looking for photos of fossils or ready to become an online paleontologist, there is something for everyone in this mix. Dinosaurs and Fossils by The Digital Scoop Do you have a great dinosaur resource? I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I love a good challenge and Google Maps Smarty Pins provides just that! It's a fun geography game that will have your students researching to doublecheck their answers. You and start a new game comprised of random questions from all categories or you can select a category. Players are given... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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My third graders are in full word processing and writing mode! They are currently writing simile poems about themselves. I read the kids My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil by Hanoch Piven and asked them to raise their hands when they heard a simile. They loved the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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The fifth graders in my school are currently studying about rocks and minerals in science class. Here are a couple great webmixes full of online resources about rocks and minerals! Rocks and Minerals-3rd by ontheshelf4kids Rocks and Minerals by Kristin Justice Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I usually have my 5th grade students begin the year with a word processing review and project. I love to have them create poems about themselves. In the past, I have given them a bio poem format to follow. This year, I wanted to give them more freedom to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Welcome to the middle of the week! Check out some great webmixes focusing on Authors and Illustrators! Authors and Illustrators by Sarah Staudt Favorite Authors and Books by Shannon McClintock Miller Authors' Sites by Readerroberts Do you have a favorite author or illustrator site? Leave a comment to let me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Over the last couple of weeks I have embraced using Google Classroom with my fourth and fifth grade students. I love the way I am easily able to share assignments with students! At any time, I can see who has completed their assignment and who is still working. Logging into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Welcome back to Webmix Wednesday! This summer I was honored to be a Symbaloo Spotlight Educator. You can check out my iinterview/video here. Thanks, Symbaloo! My 2nd graders are currently learning about and hatching Painted Lady Butterflies. Check out the following webmixes for some butterfly and animal life cycle fun!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Happy middle of the week! Today, I would like to share one of my favorite ideas from last year that I am using again this year! Last year, I started every second grade class by having the students do a 5 minute addition or subtraction practice using the Math Trainer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I both love and dread the first week of school. I love seeing the kids again and getting reacquainted. I dread going over the same procedures and routines every hour with a different group of kids. This year was different...I used Kahoot! to create a procedures game for the students... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Hi, blog readers! I hope you've had a great summer break! Mine was very relaxing and gave me a chance to recharge. What it didn't include was much blogging! I have learned that sometimes it's alright to take a break from projects. :) I have recently been asked by a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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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