Week 5

Week 5 — Big Data The timing was perfect. I took my toddler to story time at the Anchorage Public Library this week and on my way out the door I saw the book The Sentient Machine displayed on the New Non-Fiction shelf. The book was published in 2017 and written by Amir Husain, an

Week 4

Week 4 — Artificial Intelligence in Education When I tried to think of all the examples of artificial intelligence or machine learning I use in my classroom, I couldn’t think of much. Spell check, grading multiple choice tests, syncing grades from the LMS Canvas to Zangle and internet search engines were the only examples. The

Week 3

Week 3 — Standards, Models, Rubrics I thoroughly enjoyed reading about ISTE standards this week as well as exploring SAMR and Jason’s two bonus stages of Bloom’s Taxonomy. These three topics made a tremendous impact on my daily teacher thoughts (yes, it’s summer time but I still think about ways to improve my classroom). But

Week 2

This week’s reading about citing sources and how it needs to change peaked my interest. I agree that APA formatting is becoming more and more obsolete. In my 7th-grade language arts classes, we read a lot of books and short stories. Therefore, we focus our attention on formatting quotations correctly and using page numbers to

Week 1

Week 1 — Emerging Tech Trends Overview My initial post of the week was a response to the Edtech article about emerging trends. One piece of the puzzle that I felt was left out is funding for education. Many teachers, such as myself, rely on websites such as DonorsChoose.org. Rather than relying on the state of

Web Based Tools: PowerPoint Online

The following activity is for 7th and 8th-grade video production students to create a title (or intro) for their public service announcement project. All Anchorage School District students have access to Microsoft PowerPoint Online as well as the desktop version on all school computers. BUILDING BACKGROUND Let’s take a look at the importance of titles,

iPad Pro Product

For this project, I made a video on an iPad Pro that I have in my classroom. I used the app Explain Everything, which is an amazing app. No longer do I need to stand at the smartboard and use that clunky old Promethean Board pen. Now I can write (and do an optional recording)

Screencast Videos

For my screencast videos project, I created tutorials on how to create a website using the New Google Sites and how to customize your Google Site’s URL using bit.ly. I also did a screencast that explains how I utilize New Google Site for my 7th-grade language arts, video productions, and video announcement classes. The software