2-3 Desktop computers
1 Web Cam
1 USB Microphone
● Implement all 5 components of the Daily 5
● Integrate student blogging into "Work on Writing"
● Skype with other classrooms around the world
There! 3 goals. I never set goals before. My only goal was to
make it to the last day of school!
I think 2011-12 is going to be the best one yet!
Excerpt from The Frugal Teacher “Becoming a Connected Educator”page.
This page is a journal that I kept during the summer of 2011 when I first
joined Twitter and started learning how to be a connected educator.
Questions to Ask:
● Is it relevant?
● Is it standards based?
● Is it an extra or add-on?
● Is it part of the daily lesson
The First Leap...Blogging
Blogging 101 http://www.frugalteacher.com/2011/10/classroom-blogging-101.html
Using Blogging with the Daily 5 http://www.frugalteacher.com/2012/07/using-blogging-with-daily-5.html
Global Classroom Project 2011-12
Seasons Around the World
Debra Rosenquist - New York, USA
Christmas Around the
Lee Parkinson - UK
Louise Morgan - Texas, USA
Edmodo Pen Pal Project
Global Read Aloud 2012 and 2013
#2ndchat Read Aloud
Cinco de Mayo Project Ustream
Frugal Teacher Post http://www.frugalteacher.com/2012/05/felizcinco-de-mayo.html
Cape Town, S.A.
Paula Naugle - New Orleans, LA
Photo: Ginny Limer
Cree Nation - Chief Poundmaker School, Saskatchewan, Canada
It Never Hurts to Ask!
Students Skype with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and former astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas
Students asked Dr. Tyson why Pluto
was no longer a planet and if his friend,
Bill Nye, would skype with them!
and ask if they
This may lead
you to some
Students asked Dr. Thomas
questions about 0 gravity and how
he became an astronaut.
Louise Morgan, Ft. Worth, TX
Mystery Skype provides an engaging way for classrooms to introduce themselves to each other.
Mrs. Morgan's 2nd grade
class uses clues, maps,
and their communication
skills to find mystery
locations of other
Louise Morgan, Fort Worth, Texas
Mystery Number Skype
Students use their math skills to guess the mystery number that the other
class has selected ahead of time.
In February 2013, Five #2ndchat classrooms created a progressive story called “What
Stuffed Animals Do at Night” inspired by Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. Each
class took turns adding to a story where they imagined what their stuffed animals did
at night while they were sleeping. We also created a Voicethread using pictures and
#2ndchat Snowmen at Night Project http://2ndchat.wikispaces.com/Snowmen+at+Night++2013+Writing+Connection
#2ndchat Stuffed Animals at Night Voicethread https://voicethread.com/share/4117436/
Using Google+ Hangouts, 4th graders interact with graphic novelist Dave Roman
The Frugal Teacher - Author Visits http://www.
Where Did I Learn All of This?
Twitter / Twitter Chats
The Global Classroom Project
Hello Little World Skypers
Live Classroom 2.0
TCEA/Tots and Tech Conference
Did I mention Twitter?
So far this year...
2 classroom laptops and 2 weekly visits to the computer lab
We celebrated Dot Day by doing a Skype read aloud with Mrs. Rosenquist’s class in New
York and then we invited our principal and other district staff to bring their ipads to our
classroom so we could all experience augmented reality together!
Flat Friends Exchange
Flat Charlotte Visits Mrs. Morgan’s Class
Using a combination of
Voicethread and snail
mail two classes from
Texas and Australia
connect and learn from
We made a digital version of our
Texas book using Voicethread.
The Traveling Rhinos
Siyanda’s visit from S. Africa promotes empathy and global awareness
Skype with Mark Wood Explorer
Skype in the Classroom invited us to participate in Mark Wood’s read aloud
of Winnie the Pooh Goes to the North Pole. In February 2014, Mark will
take our school flag with him to the North Pole!
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!
Last week we were presented with 10 mini iPads…
a SERIOUS game changer!
A Look Ahead...
student created work
Taking the SAMR Model to the
The scholarly approach
photo source: http://edtechteacher.org/blog/?p=1978
The way I can understand it!
Images from Tim Holt @ HoltThink.tumblr.com & collaged with Pic Collage
Meghan Zigmond http://zigzaggingedtech.blogspot.com/
Google Doc with links: