iPad Literacy Project iBook

iPad Literacy Project iBook

Available now for free in the iBook Store

Overview: Classroom teachers value having time for daily listening to individual student-read passages with subsequent support through appropriate, personalized feedback. Integrating an iPad and screencasting app into the reading process gives each student transformative tools to capture his or her reading text aloud and then archives recordings within the student’s portfolio. During field testing of the project, students became highly motivated to practice reading, empowered to self-assess the quality of their samples, and progressed towards greater fluency. Classroom teachers, parents, reading specialists, and administrators appreciated the depth of detail captured within the student artifacts further facilitating development of unique reading strategies for each learner.

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California Mission Report in Minecraft

California Mission Report in Minecraft

This is probably the most awesome social studies report ever!

I was planning to do a similar group project with my fourth graders next year. While on a field trip to the local mission, students would survey and take photos of the mission with the intent of recreating it to scale within Minecraft. This amazing fourth grader did the whole project by himself. Check out the level of detail in his reporting and how immersive his model.

CUEMACUL Road Trip 2013 Video

CUEMACUL Road Trip 2013 Video

Words can not describe how incredible this road trip and the amazing educators I met in Michigan.

I cannot wait to return next year.

Here is a video chronicling the amazing EdTech professional develop marathon that was the CUEMACUL Road Trip:

  • 5,200 miles driven
  • 30+ Sessions at MACUL 13
  • 25 Sessions at CUE13
  • 800 New Twitter followers
  • Over 2,000 tweets

DNA and Genetics Explained in Minecraft