Nearly every time I walk into Ponderosa Elementary I see Bill Ruiter, a truly dedicated volunteer at the school who teaches the kids to program every week. Bill’s passion for writing code is contagious, and his students are always excited to Continue reading Writing Code Independently
Notability is truly our workhorse for students with regard to turning in work from student iPads. But, Notability can be so much more! Consider notetaking. Some of our students have taken to sketchnoting (see this link). Notability is the perfect Continue reading Sketchnoting in Notability
Subject:Writing Grade Level: 4th, or 5th Learning Goal: Students will use Investigations and Word to Prewrite, Draft, Edit, and Finalize their paper.
Goal: Students will make a book of Figurative Language using the application Keynote and illustrations from the Storybird website.
I am constantly trying to find online tools for kids to use during math. The act of taking out the math kits for Bridges math lessons can be quite consuming and the lesson always ends with multiple pieces on the Continue reading Using Kidspiration for Math Manipulatives in Bridges
At the end of every day, students write down their nightly homework in their planners. Over the past few years, I would write the assignments on the board for students to copy down. John Craft (our technology coach) suggested that Continue reading Nightly Planners