A place for elementary tech teachers to share.
This is the place to share plans, ideas, tools, frustrations and any other ideas related to teaching and using technology.
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My students have loved doing the Hour of Code on Code.org so much this year that my school is looking into starting a Computer Science program for next year. We are thinking it would start with…Continue
Started by Russ Hockenbury in Uncategorized 3 hours ago.
I just finished making a Flash-based activity that will calculate WPM. It gives the students 3 sentences to type, immediately showing them their correct strokes or errors and showing their WPM the…Continue
Does anyone have to give pre and post assessments? I have to show growth in my students k-3. I would love any suggestions. I will be starting my second year, and wasn't required to show student…Continue
Hi-I am hoping for some ideas how to have the 1st graders type their words out so we could make flashcards. They are low, so I don't want them worrying about font, font size, etc. Any ideas?Continue
First of all, I'd like to thank Nedra for all of the hard work she has put into this site. She is no longer a technology teacher and after a bit of discussion, we decided it was time for her to be relieved of the duties so she can focus on her Reading position. We also discussed other options for the site that might be less expensive and give a refresh to the site. We now have a new home at Spruz, a site very similar to Ning. We are…Continue
I created this video to help kids learn more about the Great Depression. Students are currently working on their own video stories. They are using the transparency feature in PowerPoint to create composite images. These images are then uploaded to Photo Story 3. Kids also use Publisher to create special slides. I noticed after saving the video in Photo Story some of the transitions changed after publishing. Not sure why this occurs.
Posted by Elisabeth Anderson on January 31, 2014 at 1:16pm
This year I wanted to teach students computer programming using HTML. I needed my lessons to be easily accessible so students could revisit my lessons as often as needed. Having my own videos would also help me teach more efficiently because I wouldn't have to repeat my lectures for all the other 3rd grade classes that visit my computer lab. I located an app called Explain Everything. I simply write out my information as I record my voice. When I'm finished…Continue
Posted by Elisabeth Anderson on January 7, 2014 at 6:00pm
Posted by Richard Linville on January 6, 2014 at 12:43pm