Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Going Global

Have you ever wanted to connect to another class in another country? Are you looking for someone to video conference with your class? If so, I came across this infographic the other day and found the information perfect...

Notice the "Global Educational Chats" section. What a great way to connect! Type a "looking for" Tweet and add the hashtag for the country you're interested in and viola! Let the connecting begin!

While you're perusing the image, you may notice subject area or grade level chats that you can join. Search them in Twitter today and see what you can find. It's a big world and teachers are great at sharing! Take advantage today!

Image courtesy of Kid World Citizen

Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Is How We Do It!

Check out First Grader Oscar coding a saxon phonics word using the annotate feature on the Promethean Board! You go Oscar!

Ms. Harris' Hoppin First Graders: This Is How We Do It!

Friday, October 24, 2014

{Tech Team} Cell Lab on the iPad

Tina Christian: Cell Lab on the iPad

Check out how our Biology classes are using the iPads and Evernote to perform their labs. This classroom is completely paperless!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

{Tech Team} Genius Hour

Mrs. Pullen's Kindergarten Class: Genius Hour

Check out Stephanie Pullen's first attempt at 20% Time or Genius Hour with her Kindergarten students!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

{Tech Team} #greatness: Math Journaling on the iPads!!

Mrs. Pullen's Kindergarten Class: #greatness: Math Journaling on the iPads!!: Check out how Mrs. Stephanie Pullen, Kindergarten teacher and CES campus technologist, used her iPads to math journal for the first time. #greatness

Thursday, October 9, 2014

{Tech Team} iPad Mini Cart

Ms. Gardner's Group: iPad Mini Cart: We are so excited that our cart of 22 iPad Minis arrived today. We are ready to use our new tools for learning and creating! Follow me on Tw...

Thursday, September 4, 2014


I am a huge advocate for giving students movement breaks in the classroom.  Research shows that short bursts of activity improve student performance.  In my classroom, I gave students a "brain break" between every subject area.  For elementary teachers, Brain breaks are a great way to transition to the next subject because they not only allow students to have a few minutes of movement time, but also allow the teacher to have a few minutes to prep for the next lesson.  At the secondary level, those students need to move too! There’s a short brain break activity for every part of the day. Calm the classroom or energize your students depending on the time of day.

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Thanks to Janet Corder, technology trainer for J2 training and friend of Commerce ISD, for this great resource shared on last week's #cisdtigerchat Twitter chat!