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Apr
11

1.  After visiting the First Step site, I chose the category of “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” inside the blog of Wesley A. Fryer. Reading through, I chose to read the article called “Students & Teachers Explain Benefits of MinecraftEDU [VIDEO]“. The reason I picked this article to read is because my class is semi […]

Apr
11

1.  I have created a “show me” video. In definition, this means that I have created a video that allows my students to see step by step directions online. These educational videos can be adapted to any lesson and any digital resource. I have used Screencast-o-matic which is a free downloaded software that allows you to […]

Apr
08

  1.  A digital story is  explaining something in your “own words”. It enforces to think beyond paper and pencil and explore the digital world. I decided to create a lesson about listening and following directions. Students need to remember that these are key qualities that is expected at each grade level. I created a storyboard using the storyboard […]

Apr
07
Filed Under (Things 15-21) by on April 7, 2015

1 & 2.  I have used Google Docs Spreadsheet to create my chart and graph below using my school’s data. I used three test grades and then calculated the count of participants, average score, maximum score, and totals. This was simple to use and basically did the work for you! I could use these spreadsheets […]

Apr
07

1. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records. Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act ( HIPAA ) protects individuals health information, and patient rights regarding health and safety.  I completed the pre and post FERPA/HIPAA quiz. I learned a great deal. I had no idea that FERPA grants parents the right to have a […]

1.  A few of the key elements of differentiating instruction that I use are ongoing, formative assessment, recognition of diverse learners, and group work. I use ongoing, formative assessment during every lesson. Sometimes I use it more frequently than other times depending on the material. Strategies that I use for this element is my favorite “thumbs […]

  1.  I am building my PLN on Linkedin. It is a great social networking site. It is very professional and you can connect to friends and others in the field of your study. Here is my Linkedin page. You can find me by typing my name Vivian Zarmakoupis!             […]

Feb
20
Filed Under (Things 8-14) by on February 20, 2015

1. I created a presentation using Blendspace. This site allows you to create an online visual presentation in minutes. You can upload pictures, video, text, and search the web with a click of a button! The program allows you to select and drop the materials you have chosen where it then generates into a presentation. […]

Feb
04
Filed Under (Things 8-14) by on February 4, 2015

1.  I have created a talking smiley avatar to introduce my Face of the Classroom page. It was very interesting to see all the great tools you could use on voki. My students would enjoy creating their own character and using audio to give their voki a voice! I could also use voki as an […]

Feb
02
Filed Under (Things 8-14) by on February 2, 2015

1. Using Google Earth or Google Maps can be very handy. They are both interactive maps and can be used for many different reasons in a classroom. In Social Studies, my class is learning about the history of Michigan and how they have to be “investigators” to learn historical clues presented long ago. I showed the […]

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