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WSWHE Cool Tools Blog Posts

  • Thing 12: Final Reflection
    1: What did you learn? Since Mary & I decided to participate in Cool Tools for School together this year, I primarily worked with her to implement a lot of what we learned. Overall, I think my student's benefited from what I learned in this. A lot of the plans that we ... read more
    Source: GrayPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Thing 37: Green Screen Fun
    Playing with the green screen I imposed my picture on the cover of a book.  This is lots of fun.  I can see my Battle of the Books loving this. ... read more
    Source: Van PattenPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Topic 21: News Literacy
    In this lesson, I chose to focus on the article, 50 Ways to Teach With Current Events, from the Learning Network. As a Social Studies teacher, news literacy is something that is extremely important to me, as is connecting the past to present day and ultimately to the every day lives of ... read more
    Source: GrayPublished on 2018-05-18
  • Topic 37: Green Screen Fun
    For this lesson, I chose to work with the Do Ink Green Screen App. Mary purchased a green screen and a camera for the library. My 8th grade students were able to explore using the green screen and editing for a photo recreation project. Students were broken up into groups ... read more
    Source: GrayPublished on 2018-05-18
  • Thing 10: Personal Learning Networks
    It wasn’t until I started teaching that I fully understood the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Due to budget cuts in my district these past few years, I have been tasked with teaching English 8 to every 8th grader in the district.  This was scary, at ... read more
    Source: SchuttenbergPublished on 2018-04-28
  • Thing 9: Search Tools Ninja
    Modern Genocides Once students finish reading Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s play adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, they will select one of six novels to read for literature circles.  Students often wonder and question how something like this could ever happen and why no one did anything to stop ... read more
    Source: SchuttenbergPublished on 2018-04-28
  • Thing 8: Research Databases
    Excellent timing for Thing 8!  In a previous blog post, I expressed my frustration with students’ insistence that Google was their source; this just might be the answer to end my battle! Things I explored:  EasyBib Bibliography Creator – Although I was somewhat familiar with EasyBib before today, I was ... read more
    Source: SchuttenbergPublished on 2018-04-28
  • Thing 7: Audio Tools
    FlipGrid For Thing 7, I played with Google Docs Voice Typing, Kaizena, and Flipgrid. I have been teaching English at the junior high school level for 13 years, and here’s what I noticed:  typically, students are able to develop and verbalize their thoughts and ideas more effectively than when tasked ... read more
    Source: SchuttenbergPublished on 2018-04-28
  • Thing 6: Curation Tools
    Since I am addicted to Pinterest and I am constantly testing out different ideas in my classroom that I see on Pinterest (I never cease to amaze the team of teachers with whom I work with all sorts of colorful, creative, crafty creations), I decided to read about a few ... read more
    Source: SchuttenbergPublished on 2018-04-27
  • Thing 5: Presentation Tools
    Buncee Slide Since I have been using Google Slides for a few years, I wanted to explore a different presentation tool to teach my students to use in order to provide some variation and choice; therefore, I decided to create a Buncee account. I signed up for the Classroom 30-day ... read more
    Source: SchuttenbergPublished on 2018-04-27