Monthly Archives: April 2014

Student-Produced Images with “Draw Free” app

My third grade students are creating imovie documentaries on plants, a project first attempted over a year ago. One of the main tech lessons of the project is having student¬†use “free-use” images instead of taking whatever photos they find on … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100+ Student-Created Videos (course 5 final project)

For my COETAIL final project, I had three goals. I wanted my students to: develop their vocabularies use technology to¬†communicate their learning in new ways teach other students (from classes in our school and beyond) To achieve these goals, my … Continue reading

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How Children Learn Vocabulary – Bringing Words to Life, Part 1

One of the constant challenges of international school teaching is having a large number of students who might use limited English outside of school. Depending on your situation, you could have students with both parents as native English speakers, or … Continue reading

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Student and Teacher Created Google Sites

As my students created more and more vocabulary tutorial videos, published to youtube, the question became how could we best organize and share them with other students. For our own use, we started simple with technology the students already knew … Continue reading

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Visible Thinking with iPad Math Tutorials

How many times have teachers looked at a student’s finished math problem, seen an incorrect answer, and wondered how the learner got from point A to point B? Conversely, how many times have students solved problems correctly but still had … Continue reading

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