Mo Willems Illustrations

The first grade students in Amy Cabaluna’s class were fascinated with the illustrations in the Mo Willems books they were reading, so we collaborated to give the students the opportunity to create some illustrations in Willems’ style. We used iPads to take the photos around campus and Doodle Buddy to draw on those photos. Amy […]

Film Directly to Google Drive

It is very easy to add film of photos directly to your Google drive with an iOS device. I think it is the easiest way for students to share media when working in groups. Follow the steps below.

Download this handout: Film to Drive

Math Apps For English Language Learners

A close friend of mine, Jim Wenk, is going to pilot a math class for ELL students using iPads, and he asked me for some recommendations for apps. I didn’t have too many recommendations, so I asked my PLN. Below is what was suggested & who suggested the app. All are free unless otherwise noted.

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15 Tips For Creating Movies in Your Classroom

1. Select the right project.

2. Keep a curricular focus.

3. Know what you want for the final product.

4. Treat the movie like an essay.

5. Keep the rubric focused on content.

6. Include some technical criteria in the rubric. (lighting, sound, etc.)

7. Have a time constraint.

8. Critique example movies with students, using your rubric.

9. If being don in […]

21st Century Pygmalion – Day One

Today was the day we introduced the project to students. I went to the class armed with my laptop, LCD projector, and video camera. The class is set up with all desks in a circle facing each other, with a desk for the teacher, Dr. Lynch, as well. I started with an explanation on what […]

21st Century Pygmalion – The Idea

In January I was given the job of Director of Educational Technology at my private school in Costa Rica after teaching there (and helping teachers integrate technology on a part-time basis) for five and a half years. The Country Day School is a private American school with a population of about 900 students K-12. I […]