I run a grade 5 class in Hong Kong. We are currently in the middle of a big project that we would love to connect up with other schools to discuss our ideas. The conversation would be based around the problems the students have decided on, what…"
As a whole school, we are studying various parts of the globe in Social Studies for the next two months. Each grade has a different continent to focus on: Kindergarten - Australia, 1st - Africa, 2nd - Europe, 3rd - South America, 4th - Asia, 5th - ancient Middle East, 6th - ancient Egypt, 7th - ancient Greece and Rome.I thought it would be fun and interesting for students to use Skype or Voice Thread to share with people on those continents. The project is somewhat open ended since A) this is…See More
"Maybe not interactive like you were hoping, but I like www.becybersmart.org for K-9 curriculum. Several strands of info and expands on concepts as grade levels increase. I often pull in Web 2.0 tools as extensions or teach the lessons immediately…"
"I can be contacted for an interview bernadette dot roche at oakhillldayschool dot org I am the Dir of Tech at a small independent school - teach students, provide PD for staff, and maintain network and tech equipment."
"Not appropriate for adults, although cute. I use this site for my youngest students (ages 3-4) to learn the mouse. http://www.headsprout.com/code/launchMA.cfm
For the youngest kids, I do a lot of matching games and coloring pages so they get the…"
"I don't do podcasts on a regular basis, but each grade level 3-8th will have done one by the end of this year. We did a full class podcast in 3rd, are working on individual ones in 4th, partner podcasts in 5th, partners in 6th, individuals in…"
"First of all, I had heard of issues with Skype from an IT perspective, but didn't really understand it. Second, we use Skype at our school.
This link provides some info about *possible* security issues with Skype…"
"Travel brochure, ABC book, podcast describing the travels, Glogster collage poster of events, Passport, Postcard, wiki about civilization, photo story....
With that broad of a topic and open guidelines from you (which is great) the possibilities…"
I thrive on opening doors for learners and supporting them in their journey to success. I considers herself to be a lifelong learner alongside my students, learning as much from them as I teach.
A native of Mankato, MN, I earned my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. I landed in Kansas City, teaching technology to Preschool-8th grade students as well as providing professional development for educators. I have a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Kansas and an Education Specialist Degree in Administration from University of Missouri.
I am currently the Director of Technology at Oakhill Day School in Gladstone, MO.
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With your interest in Online Collaboration, 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 conducted by Nellie Deutsch on Technology Integration.