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Software Recommendations
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I went to a tech meeting after school tonight and our district is looking for the following software:Math practice-I missed the first part of the meeting so not sure of the details but I'm guessing…Continue

Tags: math, keyboarding, Scholastic, Wiggleworks, software

Started this discussion. Last reply by noelle1066 Feb 1, 2013.

Brainpop Webinars
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For those of you that have Brainpop they are having a series of webinars the next couple of weeks. There is also a list of archived webinars. Here is the…Continue

Tags: webinars, brainpop

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nedra Sep 13, 2010.

How Did You Find This Site?
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I'm just curious as to how people find this ning. We're definitely going through a growth spurt right now-65 new members in the past 10 days. So, please share how you heard about this ning. A couple…Continue

Tags: ning, suggestions, newbie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deb Aug 28, 2010.

Teaching Students to Evaluate Web Sites
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I just finished reading this article Tech Comfy does not equal Tech Savy by Angela Maiers. I have not read the links in…Continue

Tags: critical_thinking, evaluation, websites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacqui Murray Aug 25, 2010.

Prep Time
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I started this discussion on Plurk and thought I start it here as well. I'm wondering how your school handles prep time for teachers and if you're the computer lab…Continue

Tags: support, plan, prep

Started this discussion. Last reply by kim b Aug 15, 2010.

The Reading Room

Learning Skitch

My Christmas present to my 68 students is decorating a sugar cookie. I've been doing it for 3 years and I actually had students ask the first day of class this year if we'd be doing it agin this year. This year as each student finished I used their iPad, since their fingers were a little sticky, and took a picture of their cookie. During the next class I had my second-fifth graders open their cookie picture in Skitch and learn how to add a title, labels and arrows. I took some screen shots of skitch and made a quick intro to the app on the Smartboard for easy reference as they worked. I also had them sit together on the rug so they could help each other out if needed. In January some of the groups will be working on inference. I'm thinking about loading pictures on the iPads and having them select one and writing a couple of sentences about what they can infer from the picture in Skitch.
How are using Skitch with reading or writing in the classroom? I'd love to hear your ideas.

Working on Writing

Third graders at work on the iPads again. This time we used the  Photo Card by Bill Atkinson app. The students selected a photo that showed their favorite season and then wrote an opening sentence, 3 details and a closing sentence. The trouble with this app is that it can't be saved to edit or finish at a later time. so the students need to stay focused to get it completed in our 30 minute class time. Not all students were able to do that.  I'll try to remember to get back here and share a completed card later during winter break.
 

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"i am so greatful for this site.. I teach grades 2 to 6..and sometimes i will run out of ideas for my kids.  thanks to this site it really helped me al lot"
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iPods in Education

A group for teachers that are using iPods to enhance instruction. Let's share our ideas, links and resources.icon photo iPod(s) from @cdharrison's photostream on flickrSee More
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iPods in Education

A group for teachers that are using iPods to enhance instruction. Let's share our ideas, links and resources.icon photo iPod(s) from @cdharrison's photostream on flickrSee More
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Jun 30, 2013
Nedra replied to Robby Syruws's discussion Simple Basic Computer Lab Rules
"Congrats on your new position! Here's a Powerpoint I used when I taught in the lab. The 2nd slide is the poster I had hanging in my lab."
Jun 24, 2013

Profile Information

About Me
I am a K-2 AIS ELA teacher.
How are you involved with educational technology?
I will have the students reading and writing on the computers. I'll also be looking for sites that will help them strengthen their reading and writing skills.
How often do you see each of your classes?
I'll see some students every day and others every other day.
How long do you see each class?
not sure yet
What is your twitter name?
NedraI
What is your Plurk name?
NedraI
What is your Skype name?
Elemtechteacher
Blog:
http://elementarytechteachers.edublogs.org/
Wiki:
http://hpelementarytechclass.wikispaces.com/

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New Job

I found out today that I have a new job. I'm being pulled from the lab and will now be the K-2 AIS (Academic Intervention Services) ELA teacher in one of our schools. I'm one that always says change is good so I'm accepting the new challenge and looking forward to my new role. I've taught first and second grade in this building so I will be working closely with my friends. The first thing I asked for was to have my desk removed and replaced with a table and 4 computers. At this point it sounds… Continue

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

NECC

My goal for today is to look through my notes, brochures, business cards and handouts from NECC and begin to put all that good information into one place. I've debated how I want to do that; should I post here, on my blog, or make a wiki. I've finally decided on posting it all here. I'm going to post information from each session in a separate forum discussion. I think… Continue

Posted on July 20, 2008 at 11:30am

Elementary Tech Teachers Ning

This is what I posted on my Wordpress blog:

Well, I’ve had 3 people tell me they’d join my Ning for elementary tech teachers if I set one up. So, I decided that was enough motivation to get me started. I was going to put it on my growing summer to do list but changed my mind and started it now. It was very simple since I chose to keep it that way. For now there’s no fancy background or… Continue

Posted on April 20, 2008 at 10:00pm

Comment Wall (306 comments)

At 8:53pm on April 21, 2008, tcoffey said…
Nedra,
Thanks for setting this up! :)
Tina
At 10:41pm on April 21, 2008, lil' kk said…
Hi, I
Iam Karla Karr. I work as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Botetourt County Public schools @ the elementary level. Prior to taking this position I worked as a classroom teacher for ten years.
At 10:13am on April 23, 2008, Meg Swecker said…
Hi Nedra!

My husband and I are scuba instructors and spend as much time under water as possible! This is a picture of him swimming into a cavern in Florida. The spring water comes out of this cavern with quite a bit of force, so you really have to work to get in!
To me, this picture represents the personality traits it takes to explore unknown territory...curiosity, sense of adventure, courage....and NINGs are definitely unknown territory for me!
Meg :)
At 9:28pm on April 23, 2008, Maddy Shapiro said…
Hi Nedra,
Hope to learn a lot from everyone and to share ideas. I've been integrating technology into the elementary curriculum for 10 years now and am looking forward to sharing ideas on how to incorporate Web 2.0 tools at the elementary level.
At 9:04pm on April 24, 2008, Vicky S said…
It is easy to move around in our lab but there are problems too. When I am helping an individual student my back is to the rest of the class which can lead to too much chatting in some of the classes.
At 11:01pm on April 24, 2008, Amber Coggin said…
Thanks! :) Glad you set this place up!
At 11:13pm on April 24, 2008, Kate Olson said…
I'm really glad to be here and hope to be able to contribute something of use!
At 4:04am on April 25, 2008, Susan said…
Hi Nedra, great idea this Ning!
At 7:01pm on April 26, 2008, Donna Becker said…
Hi Nedra - here are some of my webpages.

http://fc.lovett.org/~test/
http://fc.lovett.org/~djbecker
http://web.mac.com/donnabecker2/Laptop/Laptop_Quick_Starts.html
http://tinyurl.com/6fc4bx

Here is an awesome site for teachers sharing ideas that use interactive whiteboards. Donna
At 7:04pm on April 26, 2008, Donna Becker said…
oops let me try that again...here is that site where teachers share ideas using interactive whiteboards.

http://www.smartboards.typepad.com/

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