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Grade 5 Class Winners of Digital Earth Day Contest

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May 30, 2012
Grade 5 Class Winners of Digital Earth Day Contest

The student’s in Mrs. Halsall’s grade 5 class in White Rock School were recognized as winners of the Glogster Edu Earth Day Contest. The contest required students/classes to develop digital posters that explore methods to go green in your community. The Glog they created contains text, images, video and audio.  Mrs. Halsall used a...
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Celebrity Video Conference – It’s just good business!

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April 19, 2012
Celebrity Video Conference – It’s just good business!

Our high school business department had a special guest visit them today.  We hosted a Skype video conference with Barbara Corcoran. Barbara is an extremely successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry. During her impressive career she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. She parlayed the loan into a five-billion-dollar real...
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How to Bring Celebrities into Your Classroom for Reading Instruction?

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March 26, 2012
How to Bring Celebrities into Your Classroom for Reading Instruction?

Storyline (www.storyline.com) is a website published by the Screen Actors Guild. The site features videos of  famous actors and actresses reading children’s books.  There is an index of books to select from. The videos display well on an interactive white board. They can also be used in a listening center. With most stories there...
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Documentary Resource for the Classroom

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May 31, 2011
Documentary Resource for the Classroom

Snag Films is website that provides free access to thousands of documentaries and independent films. Some of the films are published by well-known documentary makers and others are first timers. Snag allows for free viewing and sharing of all of their published videos. The videos can be saved to a widget that can be...
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Flip and Manage the Classroom with Khan Academy

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April 12, 2011
Flip and Manage the Classroom with Khan Academy

I have written about the Khan Academy many times in my blog postings. It is a tremendous resource and  one that I believe can greatly impact student achievement.  The “flip the classroom” model of instruction involves having students review teacher or student made tutorials at home for homework. They then work on applying problems...
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Student Made Tutorials Using Paper Slides

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March 28, 2011
Student Made Tutorials Using Paper Slides

What do you do when workbooks, handouts, and class problem sets are not connecting with your students? What do you do for those students who have a solid understanding of a topic before you begin the lesson? How are you differentiating for them? Can you address the needs of your advanced students as well...
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Create Portfolios In Glogster

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October 26, 2010
Create Portfolios In Glogster

Glogster EDU has just released a new feature for its premium subscribers. Our current high school and Middle School have a premium license.  Here is the press release from Glogster Edu: “With two new functionalities, Presentations and Portfolios, you will be able to group any Glogs on Glogster EDU and present your Digital Book...
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Historical Images for Digital Content Creation – A UDL Resource for Social Studies and Science

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September 26, 2010
Historical Images for Digital Content Creation – A UDL Resource for Social Studies and Science

The Flickr Commons was launched in January of 2008. It started out as a pilot project between Flickr and The Library of Congress. The original project was to provide a large sample of the over 1,000,000 images that depict American and World History. The project has grown to include many of our countries museums,...
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16 Live Underwater Webcams of the Gulf Oil Spill

July 12, 2010

The following website  has 16 live underwater webcams of the Gulf Oil Spill.  It is very interesting to watch. This type of resource would be great to pull up on a smartboard as a discussion starter. It would also have a place in current events lessons. http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/bp-live-oil-spill-cam.html Tweet This Post
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Youtube has a new video editor

June 17, 2010

YouTube has launched a new video editor.  It allows you to trim videos that you find on YouTube or mix together videos that you have uploaded to YouTube. This could be very useful if you find a video on the site that you want to use in class but you only require particular segments...
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