Thursday, March 15, 2012

Faster than a speeding train

I jumped into my superhero and hero unit with second grade hoping inspiration would come my way. talking about heros and superheros with the kids is hard work!! I was hoping to problematize the manner in which superheros solve their problems (with uber-cool superpowers and a lusty amount of violence), but let's admit it ... the problems superheros tackle in popular media are generally circumstances in which violence may be justified ... at least in some circles. Discussion on the necessity of violence at all is a whole different blog post, I think.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

QR Codes in the Classroom handouts

Presenting ... my session handouts for QR Codes in the Classroom. Raid my Public Dropbox and enjoy!

Oh, and I hope to see you there at #macul12!  Seriously, do say hi. :-)

Making iPad Apps Work in the Elementary Classroom Handouts v.1

Wow! I can't believe #macul12 is nearly upon us!

Here is the link to my handouts (version 1) for my SigEE Precon session on iPads in the Elementary Classroom. They are in PDF now, but I am awaiting them to be uploaded to the iTunes Bookstore, where they will enjoy a life of hopefully many downloads, many updates, and some really cool interactive features that PDFs simply don't offer. Until then, please enjoy the static version of our handouts. As soon as they post to iTunes, I'll send out notices via our MACULSpace forum, Twitter, and a post here.

Can't wait to see all of you there! We're expecting a full house and we're going to have a great time together! If you have a device, please DO bring it along. We've mentioned several free apps in our handouts and recommend you download them ahead of time to your device. We'll be playing with several of them throughout the session. We'll only cover free apps during our session in depth, although there are some paid apps in our handouts.

Can't wait to see you there!!