Category Archive: Tech Integration

These are blogs I've written about integrating technology into my Science classes.

Dec 01

Doctopus & Goobric – Sweet Combo!

This post was originally published at the CORELaborate blog here. Do you correct student papers and give students feedback? Do you use rubrics to score their work and provide feedback? Have you tried Doctopus and Goobric? Those two tools together are awesome! Make sure you have Doctopus and Goobric installed: Here’s how they all work: …

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Nov 30

WA STEM Summit 2016 #waSTEMsummit

Had a great day at the 2016 WA STEM Summit in Redmond, WA, at the Microsoft Conference Center! I put together my Tweets from the day along with a small assortment of the many Tweets that flowed! We started the day with an amazing breakfast and some great speakers (Tweets from the morning are at …

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Jul 07

6th Grader Writes About Our Own Deadly Lake

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Chimacum, WA is home to a lovely lake that for a few months of the year, late spring and early summer, becomes toxic, deadly toxic! Some of my 6th graders researched our deadly lake and wrote about it. Here’s a great blog post written by one 6th grader about our deadly lake!

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Jul 06

6th Grade Ocean Pollution Public Service Announcement

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This 6th grader wrote a nice piece for a water pollution Public Service Announcement (PSA) activity we did in class. Check out her blog post and see what you think!

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Jul 05

Social Media and Cyberbullying – 6th grade Post

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Here’s another of my 6th grade blog posts. This one on the topic of social media and cyberbullying. Check it out and see what this student has to say!

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Jul 04

I Don’t Teach Digital Citizenship

Sylvia Duckworth @sylviaduckworth

Yes, I admit it, I don’t teach digital citizenship. Well, not directly anyway. I do not teach direct digital citizenship lessons, I just haven’t had the need. I’ve looked into resources such as Common Sense Media and they have some great lessons. I’ve even set them aside and planned to use them. I just never …

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Jul 03

Diigo Links (weekly)

Great links! Check these out: Protecting Children’s Privacy – A Guide for Parents, Carers and Educators #onlineprivacy #identitytheft #edtech #cybersafety Animated GIF editor and GIF maker tags:gif gifs animation animated editor edit optimize GIF speed changer tags:gif speed animated edit Dr. Justin Tarte on Twitter: “Any rule that prevents a student from getting what he/she …

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Jun 06

Sample Grant Proposals Reboot

I’m re-publishing this post because I have some of my best grant examples for people to see linked in this post. I have learned the benefits of grant writing. In my career I have gotten a lot of grants, I’ve gotten at least one grant a year for the past 18 years straight! I have …

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May 23

Perseverance AND Obsession

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Two weeks ago I wrote about a failed grant opportunity. I had written and submitted a proposal to CenturyLink for their CenturyLink Teachers and Technology program back in January. We were supposed to find out if we got the grant by April. When April came and was quickly becoming May I started to panic. Was …

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Mar 28

Older iMacs

The Five iMac Flavors

Back in 1998 my school put the first model of iMac in my classroom, the Bondi iMac pictured on the left. I rotated groups of students through the Bondi iMac as they created websites using HTML as part of the projects they were working on at the time. We’ve come a long way since the …

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