was a screencasting and capture program presented by my classmate Emily Perreault that is free and very easy to use. I would use it in my classroom by: Creating training or instructional videos for student use Capturing interactive whiteboard activities for absent  students Having students use the program as they solve problems so I can […]

Great Read!

I have been completely absorbed in this book over the past few weeks. It is a great resource for teachers that includes 79 design principles for creating an environment to support student learning. With an astounding amount of research and schooling information, this book challenges readers to view the environment as an essential component of learning […]

Edmodo — The Coolest Resource I Have Seen All Year!

In the ECMP 355 class I am currently taking, we were encouraged to learn about a new educational technology tool that we were unfamiliar with. As you may have seen on my latest posts and technology categories, I dabbled in Tagxedo. Today we shared these experiences as a class and I just had to highlight Edmodo as an […]

Cute Winter Attendance Notebook File!

I found a great organization took on the SMART Exchange today! It is a fun winter attendance file where students can build their attendance snowman, make their penguin slide down the hill, and many more! It is great because this tool uses technology to even make attendance a fun and collaborative activity. Download from here: […]

Helping Hands

With fourteen kids in the room aged 5 to 10, keeping the room running smoothly could be a challenge on some days. For this reason, I introduced the Helping Hands in our room. For the older kids, it gave them a sense of leadership and responsibility. For the five year olds, they learned the value […]