Opening Your Classroom with Twitter and a PLN

Educators are doing amazing things everyday, so why not open the virtual classroom door? Many of use work with a closed classroom door, and the outside world may not be there to cheerlead, or support you when you need it.  Developing a Professional Learning ...

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Flipped Graduate Class

Teaching online is a great way to try new methods, and think about a flipped classroom.  One strategy I find works very well for students is the use of short videos.  I use these to introduce the content, explain assignments, or share a landscape post after ...

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Tinkering in Second Grade: Creating Primary Maker Spaces

Tinkering in Second Grade: Creating Primary Maker Spaces

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ELL Exchange Videos

Hello Sever (from Tori, Ben and Katie) Hello Maria Vittoria (from Michayla, Cameron, and Matt T) Hello Gabriele (From Rachel, Matt G, James) Hello Wendy (from Justin, Tristan, and Courtney) Hello Joe (from Brad and Kat)

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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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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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