Augmented Reality, Post 2

Upper Elementary students love Augmented Reality too. Some of my favorite AR apps for the older students tie-in amazingly with the curriculum. Chromville (Free and $$) Chromville, Barcy, and Chromeville Science engages students by bringing their coloring pages to life.  The original Chromville allows students to color different characters that animate using AR.  Each character […]

Seesaw- the best app/site for the elementary classroom

Seesaw, web.seesaw.me, is really the best iPad app/website for the elementary school classroom. If you use iPads and do not have this app yet, download it, then come back and read all about. Seesaw calls itself a “Learning Journal” and promotes itself as a great tool for portfolios. It is! But it so much more with the […]

Google Expeditions Takes You Out Of Your Classroom

Today I went from the depths of the ocean to the Moon. I visited the Galapagos Islands, the Colosseum, Antartica, Mars, and Mount Rushmore. I saw Sharks, Pythons, and Polar Bears all from inside the school. Along with students and teachers in grades 2-8, I went on and controlled a number of virtual field trips today thanks to […]

PearDeck

A few weeks before PARCC PBA I introduced the 4th graders and 4th grade teachers to Pear Deck.  It was not only a great way to practice our technology skills for the upcoming online assessments but an excellent pre-test math review. Pear Deck is a simple yet engaging presentation tool.  Teachers create a presentation to show their […]

Hour of Code

Last week AR170 passed the NJ Assembly by a vote of 73-0.  This resolution recognizes Computer Science Education Week during the week of December 8-14, 2014. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/AR/170_I1.PDF As many teachers are, I plan to take part in Hour Of Code,  http://hourofcode.com/us, “a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries”.  Hour of Code […]