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Your Best Idea X 100

When I was at the 2013 Apple ADE institute in Bali we all began work on a “One Best Thing” iBook (link launches iTunes). At the time I didn’t really grasp the idea and sort of passed it off as … Continue reading

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Stop Motion Remix Examples

My kindergarten students made a stop motion movie that they shared with the world (which you can read about here). They asked people to take the video that they had made and to create their own version, or remix, and … Continue reading

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Building Collaborative eBooks on an iPad via DropBox and Book Creator App

Right now I’m lucky enough to be collaborating with the amazing educators, Michelle Hiebert and Jason Graham. They’ve invited my class to work on creating a collaborative book. The idea is for one class to write a bit and then pass it … Continue reading

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Creating a Stop Motion Remix

One of my goals this year was to work with my students to make a stop motion movie out of one of the stories they created. We had a story last fall that I though would be good but it … Continue reading

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Publishing Young Authors

Lately I have been more and more impressed with my student’s writing. I decided that it was time for us to think about publishing their work. I shared this with my students and it led to a discussion about what … Continue reading

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Goodbye SmartBoard… Hello Apple TV

I’ve finally ditched my SmartBoard. I have to admit that I’ve never been a big fan of my SmartBoard to begin with, so parting ways with it wasn’t particularly difficult. To be fair though I have to say that I … Continue reading

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Skype in the Classroom Google Presentation

I wanted to share this presentation about different ways Skype can be used in the classroom. This presentation came to me by way of (funny enough) a conversation on Skype. I am mostly a lurker in a conversation that goes … Continue reading

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Using Printopia with iPads to Print and Add Student Work to E-Portfolios

One of my new favorite apps is Printopia! It allows to you print from your iPad or iPhone to any printer you use with your computer. With any knew thing I use it must not complicate or add time to … Continue reading

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