Tag Archive | creativity

Android Tablets in 2nd Grade – Character Traits with ChromVille

Last week, I stumbled upon this blog post while searching for new ways to try augmented reality in my classroom. Since my class is working on character descriptions/traits, I thought this would be a perfect way to add some fun into one of our assignments. The resources I used for the lesson are this free character traits […]

iPad Apps and Instructional Strategies – Summarizing and Note Taking

This is the second post in a series devoted to integrating the instructional strategies discussed in Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement (Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock) into teaching and learning in a 1-to-1 iPad environment.  While in no way a comprehensive list, these resources will hopefully give some ideas for how to integrate the […]

Google Earth in the Classroom

Google Earth is by no means a new resource in education, but it is a great one and I always love sharing ideas for how to integrate this tool into the classroom.  Take a look at some of the great resources below to learn how to use GE to engage students with virtual explorations of […]

Getting Started with Global Education Projects

One of my educational passions is encouraging teachers to integrate global collaborative projects into instruction to help expose students to a variety of cultures, viewpoints, and resources.  Below, I have shared a few great resources for initiating global communication and collaboration in your classroom. Global Education Collaborative – This is the official social network of the Global […]

Edtech Resource of the Week

I was having fun with digital storytelling this week, and wanted to share a resource for creating 3D pop-up books, Zooburst.  This is a great website for elementary aged students to express their creativity through storytelling.  Check out an example story below – be sure to check it out in fullscreen. Taking it a step […]