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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Google Apps For Education

Google Apps to try out over the Summer:

Need any help or tutorials this Is the place to go to on Google+ or the following links
  • Richard Byrne's Technology for Teachers Website: Various links and info for digital storytelling
  • Sam Rosenfeld: Google Plus+
  • Sam is a presenter at the UCONN iPad conference as well as a teacher in the Greenwich CT area.  He offers many tips and advice with classroom integration of Google Apps with students.

  • Mr. Smith OnLine:  A comprehensive site that works with and for parents and educators

Google Voice: 

  • Constructive way to provide Masterful Intervention and Differentiation techniques for students
  • Creating a virtual phone number for students to share with their their teacher of their oral reading fluency, record a text they have written etc...
  • Tips for Google Voice in the classroom

Google Forms and Flubaroo

  • Free App that allows a teacher to create a layer in google forms that grades and sends percentage results to students via email

Google Forms and Doctopus

  • Free App for making sharing documents easier by creating a template utilizing Google Drive

Google Digital Storytelling

Coming Attractions

Google Classroom--

Under construction as I work my way through the tutorials and my districts upcoming training for bringing this forth into our classrooms this fall

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Writing Workshop: A Year in Progress

Narrative Writing Anchor Chart (link)
credit to Jane Scott Wind

This is one of many links of ideas I utilize for Genre studies in my classroom.  I have taken photos of many of my own creations and keep them in a binder to remind me what I have in stock.  Students will often refer to a binder for a previous anchor chart as well if they lose their post it notes or forget their binders at home.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


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his latest finds and updates!

My new favorite blogger.  Richard Byrne

His links and insight coincide with my classroom ideals and activities.  

Free Technology for Teachers

Mr. Smith Online.  

So much to read and utilize it is mind boggling! Click on the following link:

Technology in the classroom

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

QR Coding Lessons

Lesson Plans

Compiled By Jaime Huppenthal and Susan Fabrizio on Saturday, February 2, 2013 2:48:10 PM ESTlast modified on Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:16:02 AM ESTThe following link is for the lesson I created for QR codes and fractions. If the link does not work the entire document is pasted at the end of this post.QR Code Lesson 1.docx Introduction to QR codes:·       

Common Craft Video Explanation of QR codes and how to use them in very simple and clear terms.

YouTube video demonstrating a student utilizing codes on a classroom computer.

QR Codes in the Classroom - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

Lesson Plan Ideas and sequencing:

Considerations of the objectives for our 3 lessons:·       

Initiation: Introducing the interactive QR Codes & their purpose as a means to enrich students online learning experiences- Creating lessons that introduce scanners and QR codes as New Literacy in the classroom.  Students will come to understand that finding useful information through research of given QR codes will provide them a focus within their topic. Engaging them in an activity that can augment reading with multimedia. Students will be directed to sites that pertain to their learning such as fractions and then analyze what they have learned. By providing QR codes the teacher saves time by not having to write them on the board, and students having to rewrite them in their browsers. A simple point and scan brings students directly to their online resource for reading and/or interacting with for the lesson.

Saturday, March 30, 2013


Technology: From Mr. Smith Online

"Mr. Smith Online" has developed this comprehensive list of communication tools and technological links that support all teachers, students, and parents. I highly recommend his website when considering researching tools for your classroom and for parents.  


Blogger - Create a Blog for use in the classroom with three easy steps. Students can share what they learn and parents can finally have an answer to "What did you do in school today?"
Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
4Teachers - teach with technology
Connected Classroom 
Cybraryman - Huge List of Educational Blogs
Educational Technology
Free Technology for Teachers
The Educational Technology Blog
School Technology Solutions
BigMarker- collaborate and share with others online, free video conferencing
Splash- create a free custom website for your event with built in features, Back to School Night, Open House...?
SimpleMeet.Me- quick and easy chat with people you choose
Vyew - create a meeting room for online collaboration

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Theory to Practice

Learning Styles:
A Journey on the Yellow Brick Road and Back again...

The Cutting EdgeCarlton: NAGT Workshop  



The distinction between abilities and capabilities to learn and learning styles are a controversial debate that is being discussed among the educational communities: Learning Styles do not exist. Oh dear!  Some high level educators are stating that learning styles   are simply a set of hypothesized ideas that have not been thoroughly researched.  There is no concrete evidence that identifies that teaching or learning to a specific “style” supports learning.  There has been no actually testing that learning styles actually existed.  “If scientists say the theories are not supported than why not let the teachers know?" (Professor Daniel Willingham). 

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