Monday, August 21

Teaching Through Technology

5 Chrome Apps and Extensions Worth Exploring

Just thought I’d kick off this quarter with 5 Chrome Extensions and Apps that are worth checking out! If you haven’t played around with apps and extensions very much, here is where you can find some help to get you started! In no particular order…   One Tab If you or your students are like me, you might have a …

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VISUAL LITERACY WITH MELISSA STEWART PART 1

Let me first say that I titled this blog “Part 1” because I really want there to be a “Part 2,” a “Part 3” maybe. Heck, let’s go for gold!  I’m thinking at least a four part series here, because photography is something I am extremely passionate about as a hobby and as a vehicle for learning and one blog …

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Do You… Symbaloo?

 At GCCS, we love hearing from teacher experts.  And when is comes to Symbaloo, and other amazing tech tools, there is no better teacher expert than Jessica Langdon from Wilson Elementary School in Jeffersonville, IN.  Take it away, Ms. Langdon! My name is Jessica Langdon, and I am a 5th grade teacher. Technology is an amazing tool, but can be …

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GCCS and CCR: A Sneak Peak of Naviance!

Enjoy today’s blog post from guest blogger, Christina Steller: For Greater Clark County Schools, College and Career Readiness isn’t just the buzzword of the hour; it is the core of each learning opportunity and experience that we provide for our students. Our goal is that all students are academically prepared and that they understand and develop the soft skills needed …

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Get in the Flow…ClassFlow

Engaging, relevant lesson plans and a mobile, observant, and caring teacher are your two best proactive steps towards creating an optimal learning environment. This is something I believe to my very core.  As a connected educator I have the privilege of interacting with educators from all over the globe. In discussing the topic of teaching through technology, I see a lot …

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5 Quick Apps for Digital Storytelling

It’s that time again.  Time for Literacy and Technology. This week, we would like to focus on storytelling, digitally that is.  Digital Storytelling allows students to create or recreate stories, information, lessons, events, history, the future… the possibilities are endless.  EdTechTeacher said it best: “Digital stories allow students to take a linear series of events and turn them into a multidimensional …

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Coming Soon: Teaching Tuesdays

Throughout my first full year here at Greater Clark, we had great conversation about the idea that technology should be invisible. Chris Lehmann at #GCCC14 said that technology should be like oxygen: everywhere, necessary, and invisible. It is not the focus of the work we do. What we do is about teaching and learning. I personally believe in the power in …

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Be the Digital Citizen Your Grandmother Would Be Proud Of!

What made me a good citizen? How many of you ever got lectured after doing something that maybe wasn’t the smartest idea from someone who asked you, “What would your grandmother think if she knew what you did?”  That’s certain to be the ultimate question to bring upon the utmost guilt.  I was never asked that, of course, but I …

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

“The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution…” – Albert Einstein I love being challenged and having somebody push my thinking. As a math teacher, I am often asked how I used technology in my math class. From a lecturing perspective it’s easy to point to my Promethean board and craft lessons with ActivInspire that add …

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Literacy, or Literature?

It breaks my heart when a kid tells me, “I hate reading.” I sigh, hold back tears, and tell him what any lover of reading would say, “You just haven’t found the right book.”  I strongly believe this.  I love pairing books with their readers.  I love loaning out a book and never getting it back because the student has …

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