Science Myth Podcasts

Ms. Connor’s science class has been working on creating podcasts about Greek myths that explain the weather. They are currently studying weather and are discussing how the weather was originally explained through myths. They looking at the scientific explanations of weather but having fun with producing podcasts about mythologies explanations about the weather. Group 1: […]

Quality Texts, Rigorous Questions, Digital Annotating & Paired Texts

I taught Language Arts for over 12 years. I know what it is like to be in the trenches. I know how challenging teaching is and the amount of time it takes to plan. As an ITF, I seek technology resources that can help lighten a teachers workload. Common Lit is an amazing resource. Common Lit provides free texts and discussion questions. These texts can be downloaded for free. There are a variety of ways students can access these texts. Upload them to your website, have students read the texts on their devices, convert the text to a Google Doc so students can answer the questions directly into the Google Doc.

Schedule a time with me to collaborate, develop, and implement Common Lit. Here is a brief video that will demonstrate the features and benefits of Common Lit.

TPACK & SAMR Models

The TPACK framework is an excellent way to look at how technology plays a role in lesson and student activity development. It has been a couple of years since I dove head deep into the TPACK framework. This brief video does an excellent job ob explaining and illustrating TPACK.

TPACK helps us with the theory of instructional design and the SMAR model can be used to evaluate the use of technology. I see many uses of technology and most are not transformative. It can be a challenge to reach redefinition level. This video will introduce or refresh your memory of the SMAR framework.

3D Poetry in Motion

I have taught Language Arts for over 12 years and I have never seen a Language Arts lesson like this before. I was blown away by Ms. Hartnett and her Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School students. They transformed the lines of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” into a 3D version of the poem that included STEM connections and a robotic speaker, in motion. I filmed Ms.Hartnett and her students presenting their poetry projects and sharing their reflections. It was exciting to see how this learning experience engaged the students.

I would love to collaborate with Language Arts teachers to create and implement learning experiences that incorporate STEM, technology, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative products that enhance learning and engage students.