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Winter Break

Date: February 20, 2011 Author: Mrs_A Categories: Interactive, Review 0

Winter break is here…but it’s weird because here I am on a Sunday with literally NOTHING to do! We are off from school this week and there is no rush to lesson plan. I’m one of those people that always needs to be doing something so here is my list of things to do: 1)…

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Art Project by Google

Date: February 1, 2011 Author: Mrs_A Categories: Testimonial 0

Google is constantly changing the game when it comes to media rich applications & real world experience.  Their latest success is with the introduction of Art Project.  Imagine visiting museums & galleries you’ve only dreamed of all over the world and getting so close to some of the most amazing works of art that you…

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Rockland Read-In

Date: January 29, 2011 Author: Mrs_A Categories: announcements 0

On  February 15th, Chestnut Ridge Middle School will be participating in the 10th Annual Rockland Read-In which promotes literacy throughout 60 Rockland County Schools.  We are looking for volunteers!!!! Please see the form below for more information and feel free to stop by on your lunch hour (but RSVP ahead of time)…the kids will appreciate…

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Kickstart Activity #5-Images

Date: January 23, 2011 Author: Mrs_A Categories: Professional Development 8

This weeks challenge was to make the most of images in your posts.  As an avid reader of blogs and any random info, the pictures are the first thing that draw me in….and pictures are what I use to base most of my posts to my students.  Many of my students are visual learners so…

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Concept Maps…organization at its best!

Date: January 18, 2011 Author: Mrs_A Categories: Professional Development 0

Concept maps, brainstorming tools, mind mapping….there are many names for the way we organize information!  One of the newest tools I’ve learned about thanks to the Edublog 30 day challenge is Bubbl.us.  This is an easy & FREE way to: organize your class notes by topic create visual representations of vocabulary terms brainstorm your ideas…

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Date: January 16, 2011 Author: Mrs_A Categories: Study Skills 0

and wordclouds are AWESOME visual connections to key vocabulary terms.  I’ve made wordclouds before using Tagxedo, there is a topic wordcloud down below on this page that is used to search easily …but when I want to create a wordcloud for the basics, I turn to Wordle. Here is the wordle I created using key…

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Did you get a weird call?

Date: January 13, 2011 Author: Mrs_A Categories: Technology 4

Immediately after I signed up for the edublog challenge I began to check out some other blogs that teachers have posted and came across the blog Digitally Create .   Many of the tools listed, I had tried or at least heard of at some point….but I was intrigued when I came across her post for…

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Edublog 30 Day Blogging Kickstart

Date: January 12, 2011 Author: Mrs_A Categories: Professional Development 2

Recently some colleagues have asked me how I went about creating my blog, if I could offer some advice/tips, etc…while I’m flattered I also felt unprepared to offer advice.  I have been blogging for about a year, however I am by no means a pro at it.  Basically my bf set up my page using…

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