How To Comment On A Blog

How To Comment On A Blog was inspired by a video we used in class to discus how to make an appropriate blog comment that gives valuable feedback the the writer. Working with the grade 5 teachers we put these tips into practice. 5KC, led by Karen Callahan, thought we could make an updated version […]

Hollywood In Your Pocket

Video Apps That Put You In The Director’s Chair

Hollywood In Your Pocket – 21CLHK 2018 from Steve Katz

Link to App Tutorials



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DIY iPad Stand

This is an easy to make iPad stand that costs less than $10 and is adjustable (sort of). The idea of the DIY iPad stand came to me from the incredible Fran Hegge, who shared a Pinterest pin with me (no longer available) that was simply a photo of an iPad stand made from PVC […]

Interactive Maps

Google My Maps is a great tool for learning. Last year super teacher Karen Leese & I created a mapping assignment that helped her grade 4 students demonstrate competency in a several of the social studies standards, as they learned about Malaysia and a variety of its characteristics.

The map making instructions include a link to […]

Bottle Volume Calculator

Please copy and use my bottle volume calculator. This is one of those times that the spreadsheet skills I often teach can be put to a very practical use.

I have been homebrewing for a few years now, and I like to bottle my homebrew using glass bottles that I collect from wherever I can get […]

Students Love Stop Motion Animation

I am excited for the opportunity to present at Deep Learning in Malaysia. I’ve made some big improvements to my Stop Motion Animation workshop, adapting it to the focus of the conference.

In the workshop we will be using the iStopMotion app. It is my favorite, and well worth the $9.99. See my review for more details. […]

Screencasting Resources

As a long time Mac user my go to screencasting app is Quicktime Pro. If you are a Windows user you might want to try Windows Media Player. (Disclaimer: I’ve never used it.) I realize there are fewer options available for online tools than there were a few years ago.  Below are a few of the […]

Make Movies From Google Photos

Now that Google Photos has taken over, and Picasa has been left behind, it is time to move forward and take advantage of the new features. Photos allows you to make slideshow type movies from your photos you have uploaded to Google Photos, but there’s one catch. You can only do this using the app […]

Coding 2-D Shapes

The 5th grade is studying 2-D shapes, and in an effort to build a deeper understanding of how each shape is constructed, we decided to have them code various shapes using Scratch.

With the help of our math coach and the grade 5 team I developed this project guide to help the students create the shapes after […]

FishBowl PD: Professional Development That Works @ 21CL Hong Kong

Professional Development isn’t meant to be boring.  It needs to be relevant.  Our session is about building PD at your school that meets your school’s needs.

Professional Development is about creating a learning community within your school. Not drop-in, after hours, forced training.

You are ‘just in-time’ to help create a vibrant professional development plan for your […]