• The MARS Challenge – Week 1

    Two elementary classes embarked on a new challenge this week – design and build a school for people who will colonize MARS.  What will it look like?  How will you

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    New Google Sites

    While Google has put out some great tools in other areas, Google Sites has always been a bit lacking.  It is difficult to create sites that are visually appealing and

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  • Fake News – Highlighting the Importance of Evaluating Information

    How do you get your news? Do you enjoy a cup of coffee over your morning paper? Follow a few blogs and news sources that you check daily? Click on

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  • LAUNCH – Using Design Thinking

    I’ve had this book for a couple weeks now, and I am excited to dive in!  Design Thinking is all about allowing kids to be makers, designers, artists, and engineers.

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  • Can you breakout?

    Last fall, my colleague Kara Turner from Brown Deer shared an activity with me that she learned about at a conference called Breakout EDU.  She explained that it is like an

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  • Connecting with Authors

    Providing students with authentic connections and experiences is one of the benefits of our current technology landscape. Ms. Lentz leads an Exploration of Play Production class whose end goal is to

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  • Plickers – Quick Feedback Through Student Response

    There are numerous ways to gauge student understanding during a lesson, both with the use of technology and without.  Many of you are already using platforms like Socrative, Kahoot, Quizziz,

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  • Simple Voice Recording

    ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞

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  • Stay Organized with Keep

    We all have different ways to stay organized, notifications on our phones, lists, post-it notes (way too many post-it notes)!  I have found Google Keep to be a helpful tool

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  • Mystery Call – Part 2

    Excited and engaged. That is the best way to describe the 4th graders during our recent mystery call.  Students were assigned a variety of roles including researching, keeping track of

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