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Ashley Sealand
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Thanksgiving Activity
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Just thought I'd share what I'm having my first graders do this week in the lab since some of you may still be on the hunt for a Thanksgiving idea for class.  They're going to use the…Continue

Tags: activities, holiday, keyboarding, Thanksgiving

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ashley Sealand Nov 21, 2013.

K to the 8th, anyone?
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I've requested that my school look into purchasing access to K to the 8th.  Does anyone use this at their school?  What are the pros and cons that you see with the program?  Do students seem to enjoy…Continue

Tags: curriculum, 8th, the, to, k

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacqui Murray Jul 9, 2013.

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Ashley Sealand replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"Sorry, just saw this.  Try Animoto or Kizoa or even just PowerPoint with the pictures on slides."
Nov 21, 2013
Rachel O. replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"I've been doing something similar with Tagxedo with my enrichment groups this week.  They LOVE it!!  I made a competition out of it with my third graders today... How many words can you type in 5 minutes?  They were much more…"
Nov 21, 2013
Ashley Sealand replied to Robby Syruws's discussion Koosh Ball SMART Board Game HELP
"I tried this once, but I could not get it to work either.  Sorry, no help, just commiseration because I was really excited about it and knew the kids would love it!"
Nov 21, 2013
Lauren replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"I did this and had them brainstorm what they were thankful for ahead of time and it went great! Perfect enrichment activity for my 2nd graders. I had them print it out and I'm going to put them all together on a poster board to display in our…"
Nov 20, 2013
Elaine Doolittle replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"While checking links on my website, I came across Steve's Thanksgiving Turkey Poetry maker and figured I'd post it here."
Nov 20, 2013
Tammy Gray replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"great activity,we did in Wordle the last two days with your list of words. The kids had a great time putting in their family members names also. "
Nov 19, 2013
Robin Walker replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"This was a GREAT find...I use ABC YA a lot and never came across word cloud....so cool thank  you!"
Nov 19, 2013
Candice Johanson replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"Thanks for sharing.  How do you go about making a slideshow of these?"
Nov 19, 2013
Krista Sweckard replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"I really like your list--I just used the Word Cloud generator on ABCya! with my first graders. I gave them a list of 25+ words they may be thankful for and then had them choose from the list a minimum of 10--with Thankful as the first word (for some…"
Nov 18, 2013
Gail Ansheles replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion Thanksgiving Activity
"I like that list of words!   I have been having trouble with Wordle lately, not loading up correctly, so I plan to use ABCya instead.  I am going to have students list things they are thankful for.  I assume it works the same way as…"
Nov 18, 2013
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Thanksgiving Activity

Just thought I'd share what I'm having my first graders do this week in the lab since some of you may still be on the hunt for a Thanksgiving idea for class.  They're going to use the Word Cloud generator on ABCya! to practice their keyboarding skills by typing the words on the list, and then they can adjust the color, font, and direction of the words.  We'll save their word clouds and then print them out or I'll make a…See More
Nov 17, 2013
Ashley Sealand replied to Michelle Renner's discussion Kerpoof website
"My students have issues with it freezing on spell a picture!  It will work fine for a while, and then all of a sudden it freezes up!"
Oct 31, 2013
Ashley Sealand replied to Amanda Paige's discussion Great Websites for kids
"Thanks for sharing!  This is a fantastic resource :)"
Aug 24, 2013
Jacqui Murray replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion K to the 8th, anyone?
"How interesting, Lynn. I've never looked at this program, but you sure hit some solid points."
Jul 9, 2013
Sheila Connelly replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion K to the 8th, anyone?
"I looked into K to the 8th a few years ago. I agree with Lynn that it is a curriculum that is designed for classroom teachers and not computer technology teachers."
Jul 5, 2013
Lynn replied to Ashley Sealand's discussion K to the 8th, anyone?
"I never heard of this program before and just looked into it. There seems to be some Pro's and Con's. Here are my thought just based on the website. Pro's: Utilizes current technologies such s Microsoft Office, KidPix, and…"
Jul 1, 2013

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About Me
I am from PA and this is my sixth year teaching.
How are you involved with educational technology?
I'm a brand new technology teacher at the elementary building in my district...recently transplanted after four years of teaching second grade and a year and a half of teaching high school Spanish! I love working with elementary students, tech, and Spanish, and I'm looking for ways to tie them all together...somehow. ;)
How often do you see each of your classes?
I see each class once a week.
How long do you see each class?
45 minutes

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