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Supporting Communication

Supporting Communication

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Tech Use-Universal Constructs (4 C’s)

Tech Use-Universal Constructs (4 C’s)

As I contemplate technology, its use, its purpose, I consider technology I use daily. The access that helps me accomplish the work I must accomplish, the tools that help me create all I must create, the avenues that help me publish and share all I…

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Working Together ~ Achieving Success

Working Together ~ Achieving Success

The Laurens-Marathon School District has always been proud of “Working Together to Achieve Success” and Friday’s first elementary MakerDay was a wonderful example of their building motto.  After months of planning, preparing, compiling community donations of supplies and organizing helpers & volunteers, the day went off…

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DIY with NEH

DIY with NEH

Last Friday I got to visit the Northeast Hamilton 3rd grade class! They are starting to explore the app DIY – a place for kids to explore, make, create, design, build, draw – you get the picture. While the app is designed for parent/child use,…

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The Stage Has Been Set

The Stage Has Been Set

The stage at Laurens-Marathon Elementary has been set, well – almost. On March 4th they will “attempt” their first MakerDay and the stage in the Old Gym, or Gymnatorium as some have referenced it over the years, will be transformed into….? What? We don’t know!…

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#DLDay Collection of Ideas to Inspire Ideas…

#DLDay Collection of Ideas to Inspire Ideas…

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Digital Learning Day Recap

Digital Learning Day Recap

Today on Twitter I shared some of my favorite digital resources and tools in honor of Digital Learning Day! Here’s a quick recap, along with a bit more insight than the 140 characters afforded me. 8:00am I kicked off my morning with DIY.org because a)…

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World Read Aloud Day 2/24/16

World Read Aloud Day 2/24/16

Post modified from 2/15/14 On February 24, 2016 classrooms will take part in World Read Aloud Day. There are numerous ways to celebrate literacy. Author,Kate Messner, curated a list of authors willing to Skype on #WRAD16 to help educators make those connections. I have included below…

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Most Likely To Succeed discussion

Most Likely To Succeed discussion

Were you at our EdCampIowa NW screening? Or did you see the Most Likely To Succeed education documentary in your community? Join us for discussion in the comments!

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HANGER Management

HANGER Management

Because sometimes you just have to share awesome stories about awesome students… I was visiting my mom at work just before Christmas (she’s an elementary principal at Belmond-Klemme), and as I was getting ready to go, some high school students walked in to haul boxes…

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Don’t just show process, appreciate process

Don’t just show process, appreciate process

Sometimes you can be having the most random or generic conversation, and somebody says something that hits you like a ton of bricks. My sister is learning to crochet, and making her first scarf. First she asked me to pretend to be super excited and…

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Makeys, Coding, Arduinos OH MY!

Makeys, Coding, Arduinos OH MY!

I was recently invited to participate in the North Union High School J-Term experience as a guest (really, I was just the AEA lady that brought some fun tech toys to play with:-).  What an absolute wonderful place to be during these freezing, dark days…

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Newell-Fonda High School’s WE Term Anti-Bullying Teaser Video

Newell-Fonda High School’s WE Term Anti-Bullying Teaser Video

Students from Newell-Fonda High School are creating a video about bullying in their WE Term Class. This is their teaser video, where they describe what WE Term is and why they are creating this video project. Nice work! Love the subtitles!  

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SPOTLIGHTING STUDENTS CODING ~ SOUTH HAMILTON ELEMENTARY, GUEST POST: CATHERINE HINES

SPOTLIGHTING STUDENTS CODING ~  SOUTH HAMILTON ELEMENTARY, GUEST POST: CATHERINE HINES

Catherine Hines, South Hamilton’s CSD Technology Integrationist, planned, organized and implemented coding for her elementary students.  I am excited to spotlight her success with spreading the love of coding in her elementary by sharing her blogpost.    

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PLAEA’s Hour of Code

PLAEA’s Hour of Code

Last summer when I was trained as an affiliate for Code.org I made it my goal to get coding, in some capacity, into all of our Prairie Lakes districts within two years. We have some awesome educators who are leading the charge in their own…

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This online high school is not going to change education

This online high school is not going to change education

The headline at eSchool News reads ‘This online high school could change education’ (a slight modification of the original headline at the Santa Cruz Sentinel). Okay, I’m game. I’ll check it out… I read about the founders. I read that they’re trying to make the…

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Double A (Not the Battery)

Double A (Not the Battery)

We know that Christmas is the battery season (late on Christmas Eve night: “Honey, I swear we had more AAs!”) but I’d like to share another AA Christmas adventure (non-battery related) – student Authenticity and Agency.  Here is a recent personal experience that has proved to…

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On the Subject of Mattering…A Few Things to Consider

On the Subject of Mattering…A Few Things to Consider

Tuesday, January 5 I was fortunate to hear Angela Maiers address Prairie Lakes AEA administrators in Storm Lake. Her message of mattering has always resonated with me. Her passion for empowering student voice has always inspired me. Why do we do what we do? Why…

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Schools aren’t preparing freelancers and entrepreneurs

Schools aren’t preparing freelancers and entrepreneurs

[I’m back. I took an actual winter break. It was awesome. I highly encourage it!] Freelancing is on the rise, with perhaps as many as a third of American workers now engaged in some kind of freelancing work. Of course this has enormous implications for…

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I Wish My Teacher Knew . . . A Promise to Students

I Wish My Teacher Knew . . . A Promise to Students

As we think about the new year, we typically think of new beginnings or resolutions that we promise to start doing. Reading an article written by Bettendorf HS students, Karly Lent and Selena Johnson, titled I wish my teacher knew . . . in the December…

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