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Wired Wednesday: Open Session

Hello everyone,

During today’s Wired Wednesday we will have an open session. No agenda, just time to work on practicing using instructional technology or learning from each other.

blogIdeas for coming:
– Explore applications that help you enhance teaching/learning strategies
– Set up and explore Schoology gradebook
– Set up quizzes on Schoology
– Create student mock-up presentations using Educreations/uPad or another application
– Explore using Casper Focus for classroom management
– Investigate Nearpod or a different application that you’ve never tried.

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

Please bring your laptop and iPad.

Meeting Dates (3:30-4:30) Location: 200

December 3
February 18
March 4, 18
April 1, 22
May 13


Hour of Code 2014


The Hour of Code week is quickly approaching! This year it will be December 8th through 12th. The purpose of the Hour of Code (HOC) is to expose students to programming and let them see how easy it can be. “Once students see what they can create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning.” More information here (pdf).

HOCI would like to come into your classroom and teach students how to program. Ideally I will need an hour, but will take as little as 30 minutes if that’s what’s available.

If you are interested, let me know. I’ll stop by to see what time that week works best for you and your class.



Summer TTA Tech Classes

Greetings! Hope everyone is having a great summer!

We are again offering optional classes for Telluride Teacher Academy (TTA) Hours prior to staff in-service. This is just a save-the-date e-mail and we will send out registration information shortly. Below is the schedule and here are the class descriptions:

power-user-video-contestTuesday, August 12th
(TIS Rooms 200 & 203)

  • 8:30 – 12:30: PowerTeacher*
  • 1:30 – 3:00:  Screencasting

Wednesday, August 13th
(TIS Rooms 200 & 203)

  • 8:30-11:30:  Schoology*
  • 12:30-2:00: 10 Things You Should Know About Google Drive

Monday, August 18th
(TIS Rooms 200 & 203)

  • 3:30-6:30: Schoology


*Both PowerTeacher and Schoology will be offered during inservice as well. It will be the exact same class. By taking this class, you earn TTA hours and then you will not have to take the class during in-service, which means you can use that as personal classroom time.

Class Descriptions:

Christopher EarthTree


Image credit:

1:World 2013-2014

More Math Resources for the iPad

Here are a couple of new resources for mathematics. Hat tip to Carolyn Jackson and Megan Petrie for these.


This first resource is from an Edudemic blog post. The post contains some great resources, but my favorite is Number Pieces. Number Pieces is essentially virtual base ten blocks. There are lots of possible uses. One use may be to have students set up an addition problem that illustrates the concept of “carrying over.” Even better, they can take a screenshot of it and in Educreations they can use it to explain the process of how the ones form a new ten. Now they have a video that can be used in their portfolio or during student let conferences to demonstrate their thinking.



This link offers a plethora of HTML 5 activities that work on the iPad. There are challenges and games for most subject areas. If you’re looking for something for multiplication facts practice, try Voldemath. Check it out!