Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring 2014 NDATL-Tools to Flip your Classroom

On Friday, I will be attending NDATL which is our state technology conference.  This spring it will be held in Bismarck.  My presentation is called "Tools to Flip your Classroom". I will be introducing online resources and demonstrating the "how to" in the creation of new materials for the classroom. This is one of my professional goals this year to have conversations with teachers to think of how "flipped resources" can be create for students in their classroom.
  Here is the link to my presentation.

Earthquakes of the World using Google Maps Engine



Mr. Lovin's Explorers used Google Maps Engine to plot the epicenter,  plate lines, and place marks that included research about earthquakes and  volcanoes from around the world.  Google Maps Engine lets you create maps, manually draw lines, mark specific areas, set place markers, and share with classmates and teachers. 
Great job Mr. Lovin!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PD from your Couch-Twitter Class

     Would you like to learn from the comfort of your home every Monday night?  Does your PLN need some attention? Join us on Monday nights at 8:30pm for #gfedchat-Keep on Tweeting - Using Twitter to create a personal learning network for educators. 
     You will chat with Grand Forks teachers from all around the district. We have even had visitors from different parts of the state.  Here are a few of the possible topics for the upcoming 6 week class; Differentiation, PBL, Maker Movement, STEM vs STEAM, Discovery Education, to name just a few. 
     Please don't worry if Twitter is new to you and it seems a bit overwhelming.  We will help you to get started and before long you will be contributing to #gfedchat.
    Our next session starts on March 17.  Please sign up in MyLearningPlan if you are interested in prism credits.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stang is showing off student artwork with QR Codes

Check out the art display by the office.  Mrs. Stang has included a QR code with additional information about the picture. 
Great job Mrs. Stang!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ms. Fulks students use Padlet

      Padlet is a site which allows students and teachers to write on an online wall. The great part about using Padlet is it can be shared so many are able collaborate at one time. Ms. Fulks recently used it so her 7th grade students could post their Google Site they had created of a German city.
     Great job Ms Fulks with engaging students by using Google Sites and Padlet in your classroom.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mrs. Knutson's students are reporting from the Amazon

     Students in Mrs. Knutson's class have been reporting from the Amazon Rainforest this past week.  Students investigated viewpoints of loggers, Amazonians, environmentalists, Rubber Tappers, settlers, and cattle ranchers.
     In order for students to create the illusion they were in the rainforest they used PhotoBooth and the blue screen effect to record their interview.  This effect allowed the reporters to appear to be  near the Amazon River.
     Students also used the video editor in YouTube to add a title.
     Her Essential Question for students:
How should the resources of rainforests be used and preserved?
     

Saturday, December 14, 2013

TIES Conference - Tools to Flip your Classroom

    On Sunday, December 15 I will be heading to Minneapolis to attend the Minnesota State Technology Conference called TIES. Kari Melland a fellow colleague from the technology department will be traveling with me. This year along with attending the conference I will be presenting on Tuesday at 12:15. This is my first time to present at this conference. I am excited but of course a bit nervous. My presentation is called "Tools to Flip your Classroom". I will be introducing online resources and demonstrating the "how to" in the creation of new materials for the classroom. This is one of my professional goals this year to have conversations with teachers to think of how "flipped resources" can be create for students in their classroom.
  Here is the link to my presentation.