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Ashley Reynolds replied to Amber Riniker's discussion Global Awareness-Riniker in the group EDT6035
"Amber, I also chose to use the e-Pals website. I agree that this is a great website because it provides that safe environment for the students to communicate with their pen pal through email. The teachers can provide the safety of checking the…"
Jun 4, 2013
Amber Riniker replied to Jacqueline Jacobs's discussion Global Awareness Lesson - in the group EDT6035
"I really like this activity! The Flat Stanley website looks like something I would definitely use in my classroom. I like how you used it as an ice breaker/activating strategy. The one thing I think I will use the most is the virtual field trips. I…"
Jun 2, 2013
Amber Riniker replied to Laura Anderson's discussion Global Awareness Unit - LAnderson in the group EDT6035
"Hi Laura! Your activity sounds just like mine! I also used ePals for a research project. Students had to complete research and then use ePals to "interview" their pen-pal from that country. Once their research was done, they created a blog…"
Jun 2, 2013
Colleen Martini replied to Amber Riniker's discussion Global Awareness-Riniker in the group EDT6035
"I also used the ePals Website! I like your activity of conducting research!! I am constantly thinking of ways that I can incorporate research into my third grade classroom. With the new Common Core State Standards I want to give my students as much…"
May 28, 2013
Amber Riniker added a discussion to the group EDT6035
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Global Awareness-Riniker

For the Global Awareness activity, I chose to use the website Epals. Epals provides a safe way for students to communicate with their virtual "pen-pal" through email exchanges. What I like about this website is that you can choose a classroom within the United States or any country around the world. This makes it adaptable to any global activity. I chose this tool because I thought students would value the lesson more due to having a personal connection to the person.  During this lesson,…See More
May 28, 2013
Amber Riniker replied to Diana North's discussion One to One Initiative in the group EDT6020
"Megan, At least you have cubbies! My classroom has nothing but hooks for students to hang their bookbags on. Plus, I am departmentalized with another teacher, so my students leave for part of the day, and her students come in. I don't know how…"
Apr 21, 2013
Amber Riniker replied to Diana North's discussion One to One Initiative in the group EDT6020
"Hi Laura. I cannot imagine being in a school without the technology that we have. We currently have two iPads per class, a SMARTboard, ELMO, and five classroom computers. I use them everyday. As a teacher, I see how beneficial they all are and think…"
Apr 21, 2013
Amber Riniker replied to Diana North's discussion One to One Initiative in the group EDT6020
"I would love to be able to implement a 1-to-1 program into my school. I think it would be possible, but I don't know how quickly it would happen. My district tries to be at the forefront of trends, especially with technology. In our school…"
Apr 18, 2013
Amber Riniker replied to Kimberly Smith's discussion Technology for ESL classrooms
"Hi Kim. My school has a large population of Hispanic students. I do not know what grade you teach, but Google Translate is a great resource. Other than just doing basic translations, you can also translate whole Web pages. All you need to do is copy…"
Apr 17, 2013

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