Saturday, September 14, 2019

First Mystery Skype of the Year

My students LOVE connecting to #sharethelearning!

This week we were able to connect with a class in Minnesota to play a game of Mystery Number Skype!

So much fun to watch students use place value skills, communication skills, and try to figure out the other class's number first.

For more information:

How do you connect to share your learning?

Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Pop Up Pod for Recording & Greenscreen

I have been learning more and more about #greenscreenedu 
from Anita Goodwin (Goodwinnovate) on Social Media.
I LOVE her shares on Instagram for using greenscreen 
in the classroom. Amazing ideas!

Also excited to hear about FlipGrid's new AR feature...LOVE their VoicePod

Took some time this weekend to search IKEA for a similar set up with no luck...well...I found other things I apparently the hand crank flashlight for $2.99! But no pod that was green and could pop up and down.

So I did a search for pop up pods on Amazon and voila!
This friend showed up!
affiliate link

Even has a video on how to fold the pod to put it away in the carrying case! What!!!!

Can't wait to see how my new students will use this
pop up pod to create this year!

Do you greenscreen?
I'd love to hear more about what you use!

Connect with me on social media to share more
ideas and activities!

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Monday, June 24, 2019

How Do Your Students "Soak It All In?"

I've been updating a blog I created to share Math Resources for Fourth Grade Math Teacher this summer. I've come across some super neat shares that teachers from across the globe are sharing to engage their students. 

I'm sure I've heard of "Sponge Activities" before, but...
I don't think the idea stuck with me until I read Jessica (from What I've Learned Teaching) blog post today. She has some amazing ideas for #usingALLthetime and not wasting a single minute of the day... like fun activities! 

Be sure to hop over to her blog and check out some of her amazing resources!

The activity that caught my eye this morning was "The Price is Right"...probably because I've been visiting my parents this week and that is one of their FAVORITE shows to watch...really addicting actually. So I think I can make it into a fun activity for my students this year too! 

What will you find to add to your "Teacher Tool Box"? 

Join me on Facebook to share your favorite "sponge" activity! 
I'd love to hear what you plan on using this year too!

Enjoy your day!
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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Engaging Activities with Augmented Reality

I'm excited to share about some of my favorite resources for Augmented Reality and how I use them in the classroom with the teachers attending BCS Techcellence today.

We'll work with Merge Cubes, Quivervision, and HPReveal during the time we have together.

You can find the resources I've shared below.

I had the privilege of meeting Mary Howard at ISTE Chicago in the summer of 2018. Her work with the Merge Cube and Co-Spaces is engaging and exciting. You can check out her resources for Merge Cube at her TPT Store: "Using Your Smarticles" Link: TPT store.
She shares about QR codes and HPReveal along with Merge Cube on her blog: Link: BLOG
She has a Facebook Page and great shares on Twitter. Link: TWITTER

Merge Cube has a wonderful site with resources and shares.

HPReveal shares resources and activities.

This awesome resource is free on TPT from Jo Nase. It has step by step instructions for using HPReveal and has been so very helpful to me! LINK TO PRODUCT. Her store is called "ATBOT The Book Bug".

Quivervision has a TON of resources to help bring augmented reality to life in your classroom. Be sure to check out their WEBSITE. Be sure to check out Quiver Masks...they're quickly becoming a favorite in my class.

Resources from my sessions at Techcellence today...

Follow me on Instagram (@swampfrogs) for more shares about how I use Augmented Reality in my classroom.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Regrouping and the BlueBot

Created this free resource to help my students
 practice subtracting mixed numbers with regrouping.

BlueBots and coding makes it all the more fun!

After students solve the equations, 
they'll work together using 
arrows to design their codes.

Once their codes are created,
they can use the BlueBot to check their codes.

Use these cards to cut out and create a BlueBot mat
Use the clear graph mat from the BlueBot website.
Use the coding map paper to help place the
equations and solutions on the large mat.

Follow our journey 
on Instagram 

Enjoy your Day!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Creating Videos with the Clips App by Apple...tutorial

Join me for a quick tutorial on how easily you and your students can create a video to share their learning using the Clips App by Apple.

Follow my Instagram account for more shares on how we use technology in our classroom to engage with content and share the learning each day!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019