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many of these apps are well known to individual teachers, however, a revisit to them is worthwhile now as you may have an opportunity at the holiday to select one or two your like to learn more about for use in your classroom.
"“I’m done. What do I do now?” is an age old question. I am sure teachers all the way back to Ancient Greece probably heard it too. . . At an extra table in the library we set up a Genius Bar. . . Now, every major project in Infotech has a Genius Bar where students that are finished with the project can serve as the how-to guides for those still working."
"Read Write Think's Trading Card Creator on the web offers the same creation features that are found in the iPad app. This morning I used the web version of the Trading Card Creator to create an Abraham Lincoln trading card. To create the card I found a public domain image of Lincoln, uploaded it to the template provided by RWT, and completed the fields that asked for information about Lincoln's life. "
"Many teachers are afraid of new technology, set in their ways, or just overwhelmed with what is out there. Those of us that use educational technology on a regular basis need to help them use it based on their needs."
Here are three ways to use an e-app to effectively create the safety of a Think-Pair-Share for students who are hestitant to speak out in the classroom.
" . . . backchannel discussions with your students in the classroom has several advantages for their learning. Backchanneling allows those shy and reluctant students to participate and share their thoughts".
"fictitious Facebook profiles for famous people alive and dead as well as for characters from novels. Yesterday, Russel Tarr who is the creator of Fakebook sent me a message about the gallery of Fakebook profiles that he has created. The Fakebook gallery features some of the many Fakebook profiles that students have created over the years."
Last week, on the day before Thanksgiving vacation, several of my fifth-graders voluntarily stayed after school with me to work on a project for which they would receive no grade: producing calendars based on poems and illustrations they had...
"Technology was viewed as an expensive frill that we would love to have, but . . . How did New Milford become a technology-rich school where potential and promise is emphasized as opposed to problems, challenges, and excuses? How were we able to get everyone on board to initiate and sustain change? Here are some answers to these questions."
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