Melissa Johnston
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Ideas for Using Technology Grant Money for Classroom?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary E Meisinger Sep 9, 2011. 10 Replies

My district has encouraged teachers to apply for a district-funded $500 grant. Any suggestions for a technology piece or program that I might ask for to benefit the language arts curriculum? I have…Continue

Tags: technology, money, grant

blog post approval

Started Sep 7, 2011 0 Replies

How long does it take to have my blog post approved? Thanks in advance for the info.

 

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Melissa Johnston posted a status
"Just awarded the BH Foundation grant to purchase web cams, video recorders, and microphones for the classroom. SKYPE, here we come!!"
Oct 7, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"Grammar Girl's The Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is a fresh, real conversation approach to writing, grammar. Check it out! #ebshare"
Sep 28, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a blog post

Using Technology to Teach Language Arts

Today in class, I guided students through the steps of creating their own introductory wikipage for my Language Arts class. On this page, they included a welcome greeting using a “cool” text generator, uploaded a favorite picture using Morguefile.com, and added a favorite quote from a quotation site. These pages will be linked from a Student Pages site on our class wiki, and students will be responsible for maintaining them throughout the…See More
Sep 27, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"Latest blog on teaching Language Arts through technology! http://tiny.cc/ta3xz #ebshare"
Sep 26, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"Just received my confirmation to present at Region 4's tech conference! My topic...Wiki Wiki Wow! #ebshare."
Sep 20, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"Yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate day! The novel we are reading involves pirates. Here are my kids' posts. http://tiny.cc/5itys #ebshare"
Sep 20, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a blog post

#25wordstory Challenge

I happened across the Twitter 25 Word Story writing experiment and challenge a few days ago and thought this would be a great idea to share with my 6th grade gifted class. The goal is to tell a story in exactly 25 words. To introduce them to the concept, I shared Kevin Hodgson’s Prezi  titled “Sixty 25-Word Stories”. I really didn’t do much more than that and hoped that some of them would take interest.…See More
Sep 17, 2011
Melissa Johnston commented on Melissa Johnston's blog post Netbooks are Here!
"I've never heard of bookcasts. Thanks for the idea. I'll be checking it out."
Sep 16, 2011
Janet Abercrombie commented on Melissa Johnston's blog post Netbooks are Here!
"Congrats! My 5th grade students love having computers and use them very responsibly. For reading comprehension, you might try bookcasts. We were able to do these using Microsoft technology (before the school went to Mac)."
Sep 16, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"New blog post! Did you read the CNN article by teacher Ron Clark? Good stuff. http://wiredteach.edublogs.org/ #ebshare"
Sep 14, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"Just sent in my proposal to be a presenter at Region 4 Tech conference! Topic... "Wiki Wiki Wow! Creating a Classroom Wiki". #ebshare"
Sep 13, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"Has anyone looked into teaching abroad? Dubai? UAE Wondered if anyone had experience. Comments please!"
Sep 13, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"Thanks so much for all the great ideas on technology using grant money. The deadline is this week. Wish me luck! #ebshare"
Sep 12, 2011
Mary E Meisinger replied to Melissa Johnston's discussion Ideas for Using Technology Grant Money for Classroom?
"I have found that 'clickers' are a great tool in any curricular area.  User friendly at all grade levels and for the most part, low maintenance. "
Sep 9, 2011
Amy Dobbins replied to Melissa Johnston's discussion Ideas for Using Technology Grant Money for Classroom?
"Don't iPads have a web cam?  This would be a way to record and then manipulate the video with different apps.  I also heard about someone who wrote a grant for an iPad and included in the grant gift cards to iTunes!  I thought…"
Sep 9, 2011
Melissa Johnston posted a status
"My kids took the 25 word story challenge. Read how that happened! #ebshare http://tiny.cc/8k81v"
Sep 9, 2011

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Barbers Hill ISD
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Using Technology to Teach Language Arts

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 9:23am 0 Comments

Today in class, I guided students through the steps of creating their own introductory wikipage for my Language Arts class. On this page, they included a welcome greeting using a “cool” text generator, uploaded a favorite picture using Morguefile.com, and added a favorite quote from a quotation site. These pages will be linked from a Student Pages site on our class wiki, and students will be responsible for maintaining them throughout…

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#25wordstory Challenge

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 11:49am 0 Comments

I happened across the Twitter 25 Word Story writing experiment and challenge a few days ago and thought this would be a great idea to share with my 6th grade gifted class. The goal is to tell a story in exactly 25 words. To introduce them to the concept, I shared Kevin Hodgson’s Prezi  titled “Sixty 25-Word Stories”. I really didn’t do much more than that and hoped that some of them would take interest.…

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Netbooks are Here!

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am 2 Comments

My students received their netbooks on Friday, so this week begins a new adventure in learning for us! The kids will be adjusting to a different style of instruction as most everything I do in the classroom is supported by technology through my wikispace. In a blog last year I wrote about the purpose my wikispace would serve.

 Here is an…

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