Inspiration

Concept mapping can be a great way for students to document thinking, and can easily be transferred into an outline for writing if you use the program Inspiration on the iPad.   See the screen shots below. President Report Outline Character Trait Template Ch...

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Timeline Generator

http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0Ak1EnOHK-wCudEhsaFQ4NVVRRUpkdEhucjdDS0xiYVE&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=toner&lang=en&height=650

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Bubbl.us

Bubbl.us is concept mapping tool you could use as the teacher, with the class, or have students use.  Here is an example of a map an upper elementary student may create while s/he is studying the landforms in Maine and how these are connected to human activit...

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Britannica Online and QR Codes

Britannica Online is an excellent leveled reader that is free to students and teacher in Maine.  You can access from MARVEL Maine’s Virtual Library Network. Here is a brief overview of features you may find useful. Generating QR codes is a simple and ef...

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“Nimble Technology”

I just finished reading this great interview in GeekWire with Jessie Woolley-Wilson – I love here vision, and idea of nimble technology.  I think teaching kids to think, be curious, and explore is essential, and Ms. Woolley-Wilson captures it so nicely ...

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Using Socrative

Here is a quick overview of features I like about Socrative //www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xKll9EWk0OQ?rel=0

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Here we go

I love the beginning of the new school year. Tomorrow also begins my daughter’s first year in school.  She is eager to ride the school bus.  Her crayons are all new.  Her pencils are sharp.  Most of all she is filled with the excitement and joy that ...

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21 Trends for the 21st Century

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Lean In

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Searching and Research Tools

I am always looking for good new search or research tools that support organization and clear thinking.  Found Instagrok in a blog I read this morning, and am liking the concept map output, with hyperlinks embedded.  I think there could be many good uses of ...

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