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Capstone 1-7

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vanallsburgcoversI have completed my first Capstone project inspired by all of the amazing tools I was exposed to during Things 1-7.  I chose to create a lesson plan because it helped me think through how I could actually implement all of these outstanding tools into my classroom.  My lesson is going to be a culminating project for a month long author study on Chris Van Allsburg.  I have already thought of several ways to incorporate technology throughout the entire unit so students will be feeling fairly comfortable with the tools we will be using in this lesson.  I am so eager to try it!  I am thinking this will be a beginning of December lesson.  It feels so good to already have a plan in place and a rubric created so I can hit the ground running with it.

Click here to check out my lesson plan.

My lesson uses:

  • Wordle, QR Codes and Popplet from Visual Learning
  • Google Forms and Google Drive from Cloud Initiation
  • Lino from Collaboration

I just know my kiddos are going to love this!!!

Face of your Classroom

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I created a classroom webpage using weebly last year.  It was a great tool for my students, their parents and I.  My goal for this year is to make it more user friendly and to get parents using it on a more consistent basis.  I have archived parts of my webpage from last year under the “previous classes” tab.  You can see my use of slideshows, posting documents and youtube videos under the tab 2013-2014.  I have some basic things in place so I can start the next school year with a fresh page.  I look forward to using it daily with my students.  They will each have a chrome book and I will be using our webpage as our homepage and jumping off point for assignments and projects.  It is still a work in progress.

Creating a classroom webpage definitely meets ISTE.T Standard 3.C (Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital age media and formats).  It is a wonderful way to communicate with my students and their families.  While a classroom webpage really hits on many (or all) of the 9 Best Practices, I love to use it most for reinforcing effort and providing recognition.  (See Supsterstar Showcase from previous year).

Click here to see what I have so far. Enjoy!

class webpage

Screenshot my classroom webpage