Category Archives: Presentations

Wired Wednesday: Prezi


I invite you to join me for Wired Wednesday tomorrow in Colin’s room from 3:30-4:30.  During this session, we’ll explore Prezi on the iPad in order to meet Common Core SL. 5.5. With Prezi, students can create presentations that are engaging and memorable. (Warning overuse may result in nauseousness.)


Please create an account [free] using a laptop/desktop at I recommend creating the account through your Google account.

Common Core SL.5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

To Bring:

Please bring your charged iPad loaded with the Prezi (from Self-Service).

Mark your calendar for future dates! Meeting Dates (3:30-4:30) Location: 200

– March 4, 18
– April 1

Wired Wednesday: Sharing Learning with Educreations and uPad


I invite you to join me for Wired Wednesday tomorrow in Colin’s room from 3:30-4:30. We’ll be working with Educreation and uPad. Each application offers a unique way for students to present their thinking in an individualized yet cohesive, organized way.

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 9.35.48 AMDuring the hour, I will demonstrate the features of the applications, we’ll discuss project ideas and have time to develop mock-ups of ideas for students to see.

Each session is worth 1/15th of a credit (1 seat hour).

Please bring your laptop and iPad.

Mark your calendar for future dates! Meeting Dates (3:30-4:30) Location: 200

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 9.36.09 AMOctober 8, 29
– November 19
– December 3, 17
– January 21, 28
– February 18
– March 4, 18
– April 1, 22
– May 13

5th Grade’s Colonial Revolution Videos 2014

Ms. G’s Class

Mrs. Jurkowski’s Class

Mrs. Kimbrell’s Class

1:World 2013-2014

When and how should I check my child’s history on devices?

Internet_ContractToday during the Coffee Talk, I’ve been tasked with being the point person for the question “When and how should I check my child’s history on devices?”

The “when” part of the question is tricky and obviously will vary from child to child. Trust is the largest factor in this equation. It also depends on how often you’ve discussed the appropriate use of the Internet with your child, how much they’ve taken ownership of the goals of digital citizenship lessons at school, their own personal sense of right and wrong, and whether or not they even want to follow the right path. As students grow more and more curious they’ll find a way to answer their questions. Will they ask you? Will they ask a friend? Will they look it up on the Internet?

Personally, as the father of a ten year old, I would only check her Internet history if I get the sense that there is something going on that she doesn’t want to talk about. At home the computer is in the living room. When she’s on the computer I’m on the couch reading a book. When she’s at school she’s being supervised. She doesn’t ever have access to the Internet unguided. Not yet. In my mind the Internet is like New York. There are some great museums and areas to visit. However, there are also some dark alleyways harboring ill-intentioned people. I would no sooner send my daughter to New York unchaperoned than I would let her access the Internet unsupervised. That day will come, but we’ll build up to it in the meantime.

So… that being said. If you need to check your child’s Internet history it’s fairly straight forward (links below). However, there are two other things to check for when you check their history that you may not have considered.

Are there any gaps in the history?… Times when you know your child was on the Internet but there are no time stamps. Hmm, did they delete a few minutes of naughty surfing. Or is their entire history wiped clean? Uh oh, time for a serious talk. That is unacceptable.

Also check their flash history. Chances are if they erased their history they did not erase flash (not on iPads). Here’s a link to the settings manager for flash.

I realize this doesn’t fully answer the question at hand, but the answers greatly depend on your parenting style and your child’s personality. Hopefully this will give you a great starting place when considering checking your child’s Internet history.


Do you have questions? Please feel free to contact me.