Author Archives: jgsmith

Techapalooza: Elementary Tech Conference

  Want to rock out your classroom with incredible technology instruction? Want to experience cool collaborative vibes with other amazing educators? Well tune up your axe, grab your glow sticks, and head to Techapalooza! Techapalooza will be THE place to … Continue reading

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Tech Takeout Serves Dumbarton: Measurement

Last Friday the #TechTakeout crew headed to Dumbarton Elementary to hang out with their AMAZING 5th graders. We started out by introducing the students and their teachers to Nearpod. Mrs. Hues led the students through a Measurement Nearpod. She was able … Continue reading

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Author’s Purpose iPad Activity

  Today I had a blast hanging out with Mrs. Waite and her 3rd graders as we used the iPads for an Author’s Purpose lesson. We collaborated with Mrs. Harris, the librarian, who graciously hosted us in the library and helped … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness month! I had the honor of observing Deanna Pollard, Mehfoud Elementary’s OUTSTANDING librarian, today who has been teaching all of the children at Mehfoud about autism. This subject can be very tricky to discuss with the … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Probability

Today I worked with some 3rd grade classes at Highland Springs Elementary on the basics of probability. We kicked off the lesson by giving every student an iPad to use with this Nearpod presentation I made below: After interacting with the … Continue reading

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Tech Takeout Serves 4th Grade Math Review

Last Wednesday Tech Takeout visited Donahoe to focus on different math skills and had A BLAST! Stephanie Wright, the ITRT at Donahoe, met with the Title I math teacher to see which areas were in most need for 4th grade math. … Continue reading

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Magnetism Animations

Jessica Robinson showed me this AWESOME lesson that she got from David Clough that she carried out with 2nd graders who were studying magnetism. I was SO excited when 2nd grade teacher, Amber Fugate from Mehfoud Elementary, signed up to … Continue reading

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Water Piano: Practicing PITCH

Pitch Perfect Water Piano from Julie on Vimeo. Students in Ms. Taylor’s 5th grade class at Highland Spring Elementary have been learning all about sound. Today her students explored and researched different kinds of pitch and why different pitches occur. One small … Continue reading

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Telling Time

First graders in Ms. Borres’ class at Highland Spring Elementary have been learning how to tell time. Today we did a mini app smash using the apps Schoolkit Math and YakIt Kids. Students used the clock tool in Schoolkit Math … Continue reading

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If I were President…

Mrs. Hollins’ kindergarten students have been learning about the two presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Today students created “If I were President…” videos using the iPads. First, students used my favorite QR scanner app, i-nigma, to scan a QR code … Continue reading

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