TeachingSagittarian

Sharing my experiences & thoughts

Apps to Start the Year

It's almost the start of year for some so here's a few apps you might like to try whether you're a one iPad class, a 1:1 class or it's just you and your iPhone and a document camera.  Love that there are ways to integrate great apps in your classroom regardless of...

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Site Update & URL Change

To reflect the change in my professional life and in an effort to curb the extraordinary amount of spam I seem to be getting lately (188 in 3 days!), the URL of this blog is about to change slightly in a few days. If you're an RSS subscriber, or a faithful reader (and...

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Motivational Statistics

Eeek! Last post to this blog - September 29, 2012! Motivated by a spam comment notification received on my iPhone and not being able to spam it (for whatever reason) like I usually do on my phone ..... prompted me to log into the backend of my blog on my laptop....

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iPad Apps to Try Out

We are currently using 3 iPads in our Grade 3 classroom - and loving them!  Wish we had more - but we are making the 3 work for us.  Recently, I was able to share some "must have" apps with my colleagues - it's immensely enjoyable when you inspire people with a few...

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Dots Around the World

The response to an idea I had while watching this movie, was amazing. And it worked! We managed to dot ourselves around the world - literally! 17 countries, over 30 classes ranging from PreK to Year 11. Each and every dot made me smile - I hope it makes you smile too....

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Dots Around the World Collaborative Project

Time to have a go at organising a collaborative project - and use our iPads in class at the same time.  (We have 3 iPads in our class right now - all provided by me, not the school).  If you have access to at least one iPad for your class (or an iTouch) and you'd like...

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Learning2.012 – Full

I was just checking the Learning2.012 website for the registration information for this year's  conference at the Western Academy of Beijing (Thursday 11 October - Saturday 13 October)  - and discovered that it's full! Fantastic news! There is, however, a waiting list...

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Search Engines for Kids

Over the past few days I've been working with Grade 4 students who are either creating Top Ten Lists (and requiring more research information to justify their top ten) or are researching topics for their Non-Fiction Feature Articles in Writers Workshop.  In order to...

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Using Cooliris Express

Today I've been playing around with Cooliris Express trying to create a 3-D photo wall to embed in my blog.  The cool thing about this photowall is that it will update as pictures are added to my flickr photostream. For the photowall below, I'm using the 366 2012 set...

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StopMotion (TimeLapse) with the iPad

My previous post Working Together, showed an app that I've been using to capture stop-motion on the iPad and/or iPhone.  There are quite a number of stop-motion apps out now, so I thought I'd share the ones I know about and what I think of them from a working with...

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Working Together

Last week our Elementary School had it's annual International Day celebration.  It's a fabulous day where we come together and celebrate our differences and similarities.  This year's theme was One Day One World.  Our clever Art Specialists, Paz Molina & Trish...

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Pinterest

I mentioned Pinterest in an earlier post in which I said it was really appealing to my creative/visual side.  Usually I'm busing reading my extensive Google Reader lists of "Must Reads", "Might Reads", "News", "Photography", etc etc, happily starring (really good for...

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Chrome Extensions

Each week on a Friday, I get to spend 30 minutes with an amazing young man - my ES Technician - Khun Tua.  Recently we've been sharing our knowledge and discoveries on the iPad and the Chrome Browser. Here's a few things we've been sharing: Chrome Extensions: Chrome...

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Difficulties

I'm not quite sure how many faithful readers I have left ....... but to those of that still have me in your RSS feed or those of you that stop by in the hope that I've updated my blog ........ I say thank you.  Thank you for checking by or for reading this post....

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Life We Got

Ok, so I really should be updating my professional blog, travel blog AND photography blog with the zillion and one idea posts on my list - but I find myself procrastinating AGAIN and watching inspiring video links from Facebook instead!  It started with the gorgeous...

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11/11/11

11/11/11. On this day, at 11pm, (US time) the film below is set to be released on YouTube. By the way ... we are truly lucky to have Amy Krouse Rosenthal visiting ISB in the new year! I am very excited to meet her! Click on her name above to access her site. Of...

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Presentation Zen

One of my most favourite professional development books is Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds.  He has a Presentation Zen website with plenty of information and tips too if you can't quite get your hands on the book - A 2nd Edition copy has just been released too -...

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