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Elementary Cool Tools Blog Posts

  • Thing 28: Anything Goes Google
    This year my district decided to have 4th-6th-grade specials every other day for 10 weeks. Well, this is great if I was actually in the district every other day. I'm not and I haven't been. For the past five years, my shared position has been cycle days "2,3,5" which has ... read more
    Source: GladlePublished on 2019-05-29
  • Thing 17 ebook creation
    Wow! Where to begin? There are so many ideas for students to make an e book.  The idea of combining writing illustrations, drawing and video as a final or culminating project is a unique way for students to demonstrate their understanding.A great introduction to e books was a podcast by ... read more
    Source: WheelerPublished on 2019-05-28
  • Thing 17: eBook Creation
    This "Thing" caught my attention for the same reason I have mentioned before.  Students have such a hard time being motivated to write.  I am hoping this session will be another I can share with staff as something that will help our students get excited about writing.  I have heard ... read more
    Source: O’ConnorPublished on 2019-05-28
  • Thing 25: Green Screen Fun
    I have a little user anxiety about Green Screens so this is probably a good choice.I was trying to explain Cool Tools to my daughter (she's 23) and I showed her the list of topics so she could see what they were like.  She picked this one, so I decided ... read more
    Source: KendrickPublished on 2019-05-28
  • Thing 06: Digital Storytelling
    For digital storytelling, I wanted to try making a timeline, because it is in my plans with one of my students who is learning about  Anne Frank. The Timeline Generator from Teachology was a good way to start, as it is very simple.  I was able to create a sparse ... read more
    Source: SchwarzmuellerPublished on 2019-05-28
  • Thing 3 Presentation Tools
    The presentation tools such as screen castomatic, adobe spark for education, and Screencastify were all easy to use and involved a simple download. While I was researching these great presentation tools, my 13 year old son Ashton asked me what I was working on and he began sharing a few ... read more
    Source: WheelerPublished on 2019-05-27
  • Cool Tools Thing 27
    I started looking into note taking in regards to the  classroom. As a teacher I am always looking for easy ways to jot down anecdotal notes and/or for students to be able to take note digitally. I started working with Evernote and was happily surprised at how easy it was ... read more
    Source: CholachPublished on 2019-05-27
  • Thing 21: Supporting English Learners
    This subject is of particular interest to me because I taught in a dual language program for my first three years in the district.  I was the English component of a second grade partnership.  I did not speak any Spanish, and wasn't supposed to have to.  My partner, unfortunately spoke ... read more
    Source: KendrickPublished on 2019-05-26
  • Cool Tools 18-19 Final Reflection
    Even though this was my third year participating in this workshop I still was able to find so many great tools to explore.  The two-hour suggested time frame is so helpful because the topics can be such a rabbit hole, but it also just allows you to scratch the surface ... read more
    Source: BremmerPublished on 2019-05-25
  • Cool Tools DIY- Nearpod
    I love that this workshop has the option to dig deep into a tool that I have been wanting to check out.  One of my daughters uses Nearpod at school and told me I had to check it out.  Nearpod a platform that takes your presentations to the next level ... read more
    Source: BremmerPublished on 2019-05-25
  • Final Reflection: Cool Tools Session 3
    Final Reflection1: What did you learn?This session, as with all the others, was very productive.  In cool tools 2, I was more focused on sharing out previous things that I've learned and attempted to further investigate those projects.  This time around I focused on adding some new educational technology to ... read more
    Source: RiordenPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Thing 26: Media Skills
    Media SkillsWow, I need some work on this one.  My media skills are a mess. Just look at how scattered my blog is.  The media within my posts could definitely use some work.  For this reason, I find myself here.  I subjectively classify myself as tech-savvy, but I am severely ... read more
    Source: RiordenPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Thing 12: News Literacy
    One of the hottest topics in today's society. Is it real or is it fake news? News literacy has become one of those topics that need to be taught in order for students to succeed well. Is everything you see on the internet real? No, but not everyone believes that ... read more
    Source: GladlePublished on 2019-05-20
  • Thing 23: New AASL Standards
    The six Shared Foundations’ of the new AASL Standards and their accompanying KEY Commitments’ are: ·       Inquire -Build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically, identifying problems, and developing strategies for solving problems.·       Include -Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the learning community.·       Collaborate ... read more
    Source: MollePublished on 2019-05-19
  • Thing 25: Green Screen Fun
    This is my green screen video created in Doink and then in iMovie.  This was fun to do, even if the video is a little primitive.  Some things that need to be improved upon… the shadows created on the “green screen” cause the background to bleed through in the movie, ... read more
    Source: BivinsPublished on 2019-05-19