Thursday, February 25, 2010

Great Reading Series Supplements

These are a collection of activities on the web that go along with your reading series.  All of the work to put these together was done by Kelly Tenkely.  She is Technology Integration Specialist in Colorado and has a great blog called

Please enjoy these activities and check out her website!

Fifth Grade Activities:

Fourth Grade Activities:

Third Grade Activities:

Second Grade Activities:

First Grade Activities:

I Have Who Has Game:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Newsletters

I decided to try to include my newsletters on the blog from now on.  I hope that you all don't mind this method of doing things.  Please let me know if you would like for me to email the newsletter to you each month.  You will see the past newsletters from this school year by clicking the links below.  Thank you!

January 2010- 

December 2009-

November 2009- 

October 2009- 

September 2009-

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? | Video on

"There's a flip side to everything," the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect. I really enjoy watching TED Talks. There are an assortment of people that present ideas on a variety of topics. Please watch below and write a comment on what you think.

Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? | Video on

Sign up for a Free Classroom Technology Grant!

CDWG and Discovery Education have a grant/contest available for classroom teachers.  I pasted the info below.  I think you can enter to win once per day.  There really isn't much to go give it a try!

"Think about how The 21st Century Classroom - interactive whiteboard, notebook computers, wireless cart, projector and document camera - could extend your teaching power.

ENTER NOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THREE GRAND PRIZE PACKAGES including a 21st Century Classroom and a $5000 digital media grant from Discovery Education. Plus, over 20 additional technology prizes!"

Growing up Online

This is a very interesting video from PBS Frontline about kids use of technology in their everyday lives.  It really is amazing to think about all the different avenues of technology that they are channeling on a daily basis.  There are about 7 different video segments on the website and I embedded the first one below.  Please watch.