Posts filed under ‘Technology in class’

Animal Voice Over Film Festival

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The latest project about to launch in 7th grade science, hitting concepts in animal behavior and natural selection as well as quite a few ELA CC standards. Animal stalking and film making, creative script writing skills included as well as hopefully, hilariousness.

I’m excited about this because I’m getting kids to make my favorite kind of YouTube time waster! Here’s a link to the class room ready project with stepping stones and links for a self-paced, student centered project. Let me know how it goes and I’ll update in the comments section too. It’s atΒ NextLesson.org

February 17, 2014 at 9:12 PM 2 comments

Screen Casting for Science

5 minute teacher chalk-and-talk screen casts for kids to review key concepts makes a real difference for all students who miss a bit of instruction. Here’s the why and how to get started…

Continue Reading April 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM Leave a comment

(Trying) Google Docs with 160 8th graders

The nuts, gravel and bolts of using Google Docs with 8th grade science classes. Read this before you lose your mind too – it WILL be better next time πŸ™‚

Continue Reading December 14, 2012 at 8:09 AM Leave a comment

Scientists, naturally – the Pipe Puzzle Game

Exceptionally fun yet profound lesson lifted (and tweaked) from UCMP’s Nature of Science program. Works as well with kindergarten through Back to School Night parents.

Continue Reading September 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM Leave a comment

Lessons from ISTE – Chats, Choice and Expanding Horizons

What’s the real point of technology in the classroom? It’s far bigger than I thought before attending ISTE.

Continue Reading July 13, 2012 at 8:10 PM Leave a comment

ISTE 3: My brane is full

… but emptying it right now, right here – the haps from apps central – ISTE day 3 in San Diego. Someone’s got to do it…

Continue Reading June 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM Leave a comment

ISTE: The Retro Grouch is Out

After a bit of skepticism, there’s still plenty to like at ISTE today, including the white sand beach in the evening.

Continue Reading June 25, 2012 at 10:05 PM Leave a comment

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