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 […]

#coffeeedu

On Saturday I met up with some amazing like-minded teachers for CoffeeEduNJ. CoffeeEdu is a one hour chat, or “unconference”, where people get together and talk about…anything. Learn more about it here:  http://www.coffeeedu.org/ There were not only awesome local teachers, but Alice Keeler, the creator was able to come. I learned, I was inspired, I ate breakfast, […]

I’m Back and It’s Getting Better

I’m BACK! This August I came back to my computer lab looking like this: It’s hard to tell but there are 200 new Lenovo N21 Chromebooks, 40 new iPad Airs, 12 Chromebook Carts, and 4 iPad docking and charging stations. What does all this mean? After two weeks of unpacking, assesst tagging, inventorying, and synching the second, […]

STEM Roller Coasters

My favorite part of the school year this year is probably teaching STEM/STEAM.  The curriculum concepts, the thinking skills, and the personal skills the students have learned have made STEM days my favorite days of the week. The last few weeks the fourth graders have been learning about basic physics concepts by building roller coasters. […]

Actively Learn

Actively Learn, www.activelylearn.com, is an interactive online eReader with bells and whistles.  Students can highlight and take notes, and the teacher can assign text, insert questions, and have the students actually interact with the text. This websites helps transform reading and develop students into critical thinkers.   With some of the great features, students will think, […]