Category Archives: Lesson Plan

Why & How to Green Screen in Class

If you haven’t check out iPad4Schools, then it’s time! Here are some great suggestions/outlines for bringing creativity in your classroom, but not letting it dominate it! Finding interesting ways to evaluate, reflect and report on workand projects can be tricky. Many students … Continue reading

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Kids must code on iPads

Originally posted on  IPAD 4 SCHOOLS:
An important 21st Century skill This post is about a topic and app close to my heart. Computer programming is the engine of modern life and dream maker for tens of thousands. More and more…

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Common Sense Media on the iTunes Store

I love Common Sense Media. They are an excellent resource for parents and teachers for topics such as Digital Citizenship, Online Safety, Online Ethics, Digital Literacy, and more. Best yet, the tools they provide are entirely free! Check out their free … Continue reading

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Flip Your PD for Extra Flexibility & Support

This post is reblogged from the original at PLP Voices. One of the most popular topics in education today is the Flipped Classroom, a model in which teachers send their students home with a lesson (usually in the form of a … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Online Exhibit – African American History Month

If your’e looking for resources for Black History Month, the Library of Congress has published an extensive online repository “African American History Month.” It focuses on the history of African Americans in popular culture, sports, politics, Civil Rights, art, and … Continue reading

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Google Drive & Research Essays: Monitoring the Writing Process

Even though I am “techy,” I always espouse that it’s never technology all the time. In fact, my classroom is always a hybrid environment. As such, my students write traditional research essays. As we recently implemented Google Apps for Education … Continue reading

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iTunes U: Behind the Veil – Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crowe South

iTunes U is an amazing, free repository for educational material for primary, secondary, and college level learning. Duke University’s Library has posted its collection, “Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crowe South.” The collection includes more … Continue reading

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Drawp for School: Unleashing Students’ Creativity

The next session I’m attending is given by an alumna of my institution, Ransom Everglades School, Ana Albir. She is presenting on the iPad Application, Drawp (Free). Drawp for School is an app that has been in development for seven … Continue reading

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Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads & Google Apps

The first session of day two that I am attending is “Student Digital Portfolios: Redefining Assessment with iPads and Google Apps” by Holly Clark. You can view the slides from her presentation here. Holly highlights the fact that we have … Continue reading

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Explain Everything: Demonstrating Understanding with Screen Casting

My first session is “Explain Everything: Demonstrating Understanding with Screencasting” by Reshan Richards. It highlights one of my favorite iPad Apps, Explain Everything. You can see the slides for Reshan’s presentation here.  Here’s a great, quick tutorial to familiarize yourself with … Continue reading

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