Tag archive for iPad

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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Poetics, Apps Gone Free

Poetics, Apps Gone Free

I write poetry daily. In fact, several of my posts on this blog were written in poetic form. Thanks to @appsgonefree (this is both a website and app),  I recently added #poetics to the numerous avenues I choose to create. Daily, @appsgonefree delivers a list of iPhone…

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3D Printing for Kids at Gilmore City-Bradgate

3D Printing for Kids at Gilmore City-Bradgate

This week I worked with staff and students at Gilmore City-Bradgate Elementary on 3D printing.  In planning for my time with the first and second graders I knew that the tools I had been utilizing with middle and high school groups; Tinkercad, Sketch-up and various other design apps,…

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Stargazing

Stargazing

My children and I love looking at the stars. This is something we have done since they were old enough to make out the infamous Big Dipper in the night sky. When they were little, we would work to make designs and pictures with the…

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Educreations and Poetry

Educreations and Poetry

My favorite iPad apps are applications with limitless possibility-utilization that transcends age, stage, and content. Educreations, an interactive whiteboard  app, allows the creator to record and publish the screencast. A user can also view other published screencasts. Whether students are explaining the parts of a…

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Literary Devices in Music

Literary Devices in Music

Another cool example of students’ use of iPads  at Northeast Hamilton- in Sherry Leksell’s English class the kids created videos to show all the literary devices they found in the music they listen to. One kid “yelled” at Mrs. Leksell (@SherryLeksell), “Now I can’t listen…

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For the Digital Refrigerator

For the Digital Refrigerator

Since I don’t have a digital refrigerator (nor do I know what that really might be, but it sounds cool, right?) to hang this on, I needed to share this with you tonight. And if this doesn’t change how you think about our future students,…

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Sharing Dots

Sharing Dots

Last week, Albert City Elementary School celebrated #dotday for the first time, but I am certain it won’t be the last! In connection with Grandparent’s Day, students thought about the message of the dot! I came to the school and read the book to each…

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