Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Exploring With 2nd Grade

Recording using the green screens!
This year in 2nd grade, we learned research skills while studying different landmarks around the U.S.A. After researching many different places throughout the year, students picked one place and wrote about it.

We then used Green Screen Technology to "visit" the locations and report about them. Students did all of the filming themselves, chose an online image and then used the app Green Screen by Do Ink to create their own on location video.

See How A Green Screen Works:

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2 Anderson

2 Olson

 2 Kath

2 Groth/Rowan

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Student Health Projects

In 6th Grade, students used SMORE (one of my favorite online creation tools). To show their learning for a Health Research project. We used PHOTOS FOR CLASS which has found images that are licensed for student use and then provides a citation on the IMAGE. (another favorite tool)


Thursday, May 10, 2018


I am taking the class Tech For Teachers through our school district. I have been learning some new tools for tech integration. One of the tools I am using for the 1st time is a screen cast to pre-teach students before I am with them.

I know this is "flipped" method is old news-- but I am happy to be trying it out for the first time.

Here is the link to my Screencastomatic that I made to show my kiddos SMORE,

Friday, April 27, 2018

 The Book Fair is here! Stop in and get some great books or just browse.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Little Bird Tales

In kindergarten students have been learning that non-fiction books give use information. Students have been learning about the biomes of Minnesota in their classes. In library, we practiced reading for information. We learned that researchers can use the pictures to help get facts. Reading pictures is one of the ways that we read books.

Students were each given a Minnesota animal to become experts on. In library they found out: What does my animal look like, what does it eat, and where does it live.

In class students then wrote about their animals and drew a picture. In library with lots of parent helpers (Yeah for HELPERS!), students then used 
Little Bird Tales to create an online report of their learning. We then had our grown-ups help us record our voices.

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Mrs. Alberts Class
Mrs. Kong's Class
Mrs. Mohamed's Class
Mrs. Showalter's Class
Ms. Tyrer's Class