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Kim Kerian replied to Sue Palmer's discussion Teacher's use of podcasts as a teaching tool!
"At the school I work at, there is a college close by. I teamed up with a professor there who teaches future teachers in the area of reading. We developed an activity where my students, 3rd graders, did an oral reading podcast and their college…"
Jul 31, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Michelle TeGrootenhuis's discussion Summer 2009 Professional Reading in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"Just ordered my copy of this! Can't wait to read it!"
Jul 14, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Kim Kerian's discussion DimDim online discussion for book clubs in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"I am going to have to give it a try. Sounds like you had great success with it. Is it easy to set up? Your comments make me very excited to try it!"
Jul 13, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Kim Kerian's discussion DimDim online discussion for book clubs in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"This will be good to look at also because I haven't figured out "skyping" yet. Thanks for the skype wiki to check out."
Jul 13, 2009
Carrie replied to Kim Kerian's discussion DimDim online discussion for book clubs in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"Hi everyone! My students loved using dimdim for our book club discussions. We met at 7p.m. on certain weeknights, and it was completely voluntary. Most of the class participated, and they begged for more. I did find it helpful to let them…"
Jul 13, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Rich White's discussion How are you using your classroom smartboard?
"Any suggestions for great usage and sites for 3rd graders using smartboards in the classroom?"
Jul 13, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Susan Wells's discussion iPod Touch Schoolwide Implementation
"Thanks for the info! I will check out the sites you gave me and go from there! Let me know if there are any other suggestions or "apps" we could use. I am very into using my own iTouch so I know it could be useful in the classroom! Thanks…"
Jul 13, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Michelle TeGrootenhuis's discussion Summer 2009 Professional Reading in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"Not sure why my book titles didn't underline. I had them set to . Oh well. :)"
Jul 13, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Michelle TeGrootenhuis's discussion Summer 2009 Professional Reading in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"I have finished reading The Daily Five and The Cafe as our district is offering a class this week on using and implementing "The Daily Five". I also read Angela Maiers book on Habitudes a few weeks ago. My next quick professional read will…"
Jul 13, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Kim Kerian's discussion DimDim online discussion for book clubs in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"I teach 3rd grade. Angela Maiers said "dimdim" has great potential so yes, I am anxious to try it out. I haven't used elluminate yet though. What success and usage have you had with using elluminate in your classroom? I'm up to…"
Jul 13, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Susan Wells's discussion iPod Touch Schoolwide Implementation
"Wow! This is wonderful! What apps have you found that your elementary teachers prefer to use or find most beneficial? I would like to convince my district and apply for grants to get iTouch for in the classrooms. They need a little convincing."
Jul 9, 2009
Kim Kerian added a discussion to the group Elementary Reading Teachers
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DimDim online discussion for book clubs

Has any one had any experience with the program "dimdim"? It is an online way to hold discussions, possibily book clubs? I have been reading about it and have heard great things but was wondering if anyone had any experience with it? Just curious
Jul 8, 2009
Kim Kerian commented on Michelle TeGrootenhuis's group Elementary Reading Teachers
"Has anyone every used "dimdim" for online conferencing for activities such as bookclubs with kids? I am curious because I am seeing it mentioned more and more."
Jul 7, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Steve Hargadon's discussion Introduce Yourself or Ask Your Questions Here! in the group Classroom 2.0 Beginner Group!
"Hi everyone! I am fairly new to Classroom 2.0 and exploring all the time. I teach 3rd grade in NE Iowa but have also taught grades 4-6th as well as Title 1 Reading. Excited about all the technology resources available and constantly looking for more…"
Jul 7, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Michelle TeGrootenhuis's discussion Introductions in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"Hi Elisa! This project was set up with a professor at Luther College who teaches a methods class to future educators. What we did was match each one of my 3rd grade students up with one of her students - she had two sections so some doubled up. My…"
Jul 6, 2009
Kim Kerian replied to Michelle TeGrootenhuis's discussion Introductions in the group Elementary Reading Teachers
"I am a 3rd grade teacher in a small town in NE Iowa and love every minute of it! I received both my degress from the University of Northern Iowa, with the latest being a Masters Degree in Elementary Reading/English Language Arts. Go Panthers! I have…"
Jul 4, 2009

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School / Work Affiliation
Crestwood Elementary; Howard-Winn School District
Website
http://www.howard-winn.k12.ia.us/kerian/index.html
Twitter / Plurk / Other Account
http://twitter.com/kkerianteacher
About Me
I am currently a 3rd grade teacher with Masters Degree in Reading/English Language Arts from University of Northern Iowa (go Panthers!). Passion for reading/literacy in classroom. Mother of 2 (surviving beginning teenage years), stepmom of 1, and wife of avid golfer.

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At 4:08pm on March 4, 2010, Leon Avrech said…
Hi Kim, my name is Leon Avrech, San Jose, CA Retired middle school teacher, vp,
principal and mentor teacher. Just wanted to let you know I recently had a book published, "Think You Can Teach? A Survival Guide For New Middle School Teachers". It is an enormous help for new and soon to be teachers. Applicable for all grades. Availableamazon.com, xlibris.com, borders.com Starts from first day on campus to end of year evaluation. Thank you
At 10:52am on July 31, 2009, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Kim,

With your interest in Education Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.

At 7:08pm on July 13, 2009, Carrie said…
Hi Kim,

We use a version of Wordpress that my school set up for us for our blogs. I have also dabbled with 21 classes, but I haven't gotten very far with that yet. Ha! Wordpress is great because it has a podpress feature that feeds any podcasts your students create directly to iTunes.
At 8:12am on July 10, 2009, Carrie said…
Hi Kim!
Thanks for your comment! We'd love to collaborate with you this year. Blogging has been great for my students. One of our first blogging projects is to look at other students' blogs, so the children can learn how to write valuable comments. Then, we begin by having them write reflections on books they have read. Once they catch the blogging bug, they can't wait to write! For our evening book clubs, I used dimdim.com. It is a free conferencing site, and you can show slideshows, take your kids to websites, and use an interactive white board feature. The children communicate using the chat feature, so they learn to express themselves better through writing concise comments. I look forward to chatting with you more about collaborating this year!
 
 
 

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