Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Grader at Last's Lemonade Stand for Alex

Check out the story and the lemonade unit this teacher is selling. Half of the proceeds go to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

My school's lemonade stand for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation opens this coming Monday, April 2!!! We are very excited! Learn more about our efforts by going to our lemonade stand wiki.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ice Cream Comprehension!

Cute way to archive reading skills as you teach them.
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sundry Notes

Sundry Notes
Great way to record audio, take pictures, and take notes about students!
$2.99 app for ipad/iphone

Monday, March 12, 2012

Augmented Reality app

Demo: Practical augmented reality hits the iPad and smartphones with Aurasma

According to the Aurasma website...
Aurasma is a radical piece of technology that represents the future of how we use our mobile devices by bringing the physical and virtual worlds together for the first time.

Available on smartphones, the app was created out of technology that is capable of recognizing images, symbols and objects in the real world and understanding them. It can then deliver relevant content in real time, including videos, animations, audio or webpages.

Using the smartphone's camera, GPS, compass, accelerometer and internet connection, the technology combines image recognition and a conceptual understanding of the 3D world to recognize objects and images and seamlessly merge augmented reality actions into the scene. Without the need for barcodes or tags, the app is able to see its surrounding environment and make it fully interactive.

*The app currently works on the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and Android devices.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Glogster EDU

If you haven't glogged yet, you're missing out!!!!

Go here to learn more and sign up! Glogster is my absolute fav web 2.0 tool!

Even my first graders have learned how to create Glogs! :)

Please enter Promo Code: 5GCE79 if you decide to sign up! :)

Sub Hub: You Need a Thneed... and Some FREE Lorax Lessons

Sub Hub: You Need a Thneed... and Some FREE Lorax Lessons: The Lorax one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books, although I do love all things Seuss. You can imagine my excitement after seeing the m...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Classroom Freebies Too: Dr. Seuss Tens and Ones

Classroom Freebies Too: Dr. Seuss Tens and Ones: Come stop by this blog for a great first grade (or any grade working with Tens and Ones) math game, including 2 recording sheets all with a Dr...

Classroom Freebies: Fraction Bot Freebie!

Classroom Freebies: Fraction Bot Freebie!: We are about to start a unit on fractions and I want to make these fun fraction robots!! Great review of shapes while practicing fractions.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Guided Reading Galore!

Tons of guided reading ideas for organizing groups and choosing focus lessons.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Madness Poetry Tournament

March Madness Poetry Tournament
Fun way to read many different poems and have students evaluate them. Can be done in any grade level!

21st Century Literacies

21st Century Literacies
What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? It has changed so much since I was in school!

Saturday, March 3, 2012