Horace Mann Quote

~Horace Mann Quote
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Art meets Technology

During our Extended Learning Summer Express, Mr. Roy Hawkins and his students painted self-portraits. I used the ChatterPix App on my Apple iPad to record Mr. Hawkins while he explained, in 30 seconds or less, what he and his students had been accomplishing. This is the final result.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ilos Beta Launch/My first video

Sean Liggins from ilos sent me an email stating that they were doing a beta launch for the free version of their platform and asked if I'd like to be a part of their beta group. Since I have a passion for technology, naturally, I said yes! Here is my first video using ilos.

QR Code Experimenting

It's time for summer learning in our county, and I have been chosen to teach technology innovations to approximately 95 students, ranging from pre-k through 7th grade. I've heard and read a lot about teachers using QR codes and Aurasma for educational purposes, and I wanted to experiment with these items myself. The course that I'm teaching only lasts for 9 days, and I'm visiting 12 different classes for approximately 37 minutes each so I'm having to be very creative in putting something together in that length of time.  The students and I have gotten off to a really great start. Here are a couple of samples from the younger group using the ChatterPix Kids App and a QR Code generator. Please use your QR scanner to scan these codes.