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Susan
I’m PASSIONATE about students and teachers using TECHNOLOGY to enhance LEARNING and CREATIVITY.
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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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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I happened to glimpse a pin on Pinterest the other day that said, "What does the clock say?" I instantly knew it was related to the song What does the fox say? and that my students would love it! The pin was linked to a Teachers Pay Teachers file. Since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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In Nebraska, we have a Nebraska children's choice literary award called The Golden Sower Award. My friend Margo has put together a webmix with links and videos for some of the current Golden Sower nominees. Golden Sower K-3 by Margo Hirschfeld Check it out! Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Last week, I started several different spreadsheet activities with my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. I was struggling to find topics and activities that would engage and excite my 4th graders. I decided to create a story they would use to create a basic spreadsheet. What better topic to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Bedtime Math is a great book series, free iPhone/iPad app, free Google Play app, and website that provides daily math problems for kids of all ages! Each day, the app and site provide a short article and several levels of math problems for kids to solve. The math problems are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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This week is all about Seuss in my classroom! The third graders loved reviewing onomatopoeia with Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? We began class by watching the iPad book version fo the story. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is currently on sale for $2.99. The kids really got... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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In honor of Read Across America day, today's webmixes are Seuss inspired! Seuss by Rachelle Corry Dr. Seuss-RAA by HCES Tech If you are in need of some more Seuss inspiration, you can check out these posts: Love for the Lorax Becoming the Lorax Currently Liking...Seuss Stuff! Now grab a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I recently downloaded the Sight Word Ninjas app (currently free!) from Grasshopper apps and I know the kids will love it! I know kids will have fun slicing through sight words! As a teacher, I love the fact you can customize the words given. You can turn words and/or sets... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I know I just did a post on the Heads Up app...but I found another great way to use it and just had to share! I was thinking how fun it would be to use with my Kindergarten students, but wasn't sure if they would be able to read all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Warning! The app in this post may lead to loud and engaging fun! I am always looking for fun and engaging activities to use with students when we are in line waiting. Heads Up is one of those activities! My students beg to play Heads up when we have any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Poetry is one of my favorite writing activities to do with students! There are so many different types of poems and ways of sparking student interest in them. Here are several webmixes full of sites and interactives to inspire your students! Poetry Fun by The Digital Scoop Poetry Power by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Uploading images to Tagxedo can be very helpful when having students create curriculum projects. Tagxedo has many pre-made shapes to choose from, but there are so many other shapes students might want for a project. I have found clip art images to work the best. I start by doing a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Wow! What a great response to yesterday's post! Many readers asked to know more about how to use Tagxedo. I hope this short tutorial helps! 1. I usually have the kids start on the Create Page of Tagxedo and bypass the Main Page. 2. I always have the kids start... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Cheetah by Kobe My second graders loved creating animal word clouds based on research they had just collected in their classrooms. I wanted to give them a chance to "show what they know" in a different way. Gorilla by Kaleb I had them use the Tagxedo site. The site has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Here are some great webmixes filled with sight word activities and videos! Sight Words Webmix- This is a mix I created that contains games and fun ways for students to practice writing sight words online. Sight Word Songs- This is a brand new webmix from the fabulous #kinderchat group! You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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During the last week in January, I had the great fourtune of attending and presenting at the FETC conference in Orlando, Florida. I was able to hear many great speakers share their thoughts on education and technology. I attended several keynote sessions and gained insight from each one. My favorite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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I am continually amazed at how much my students love exploring non-fiction topics. I love finding new kid friendly current event sites and apps. News-O-Matic is my current kid news obsession! Press 4 Kids publishes a daily newspaper just for kids! You can read it through their iPad app or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Hi! I've been absent for the last week. I was in Orlando presenting at the FETC conference. What an amazing conference! Look for future posts on what I learned! Coming back to cold winter weather got me thinking about giving my students some much needed brain breaks in class. Here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at The Digital Scoop
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Thank you for attending our FETC presentation, 50 Technology Treasures: Affordable Tools You Can Use! Remember to use your Edmodo Code for finding our presentation. (Sorry non-FETC going readers!) Here are some links to blog posts I've written about some of the treasures: ShowMe App- Long Division Videos Haiku Deck... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at The Digital Scoop