Monday, December 2, 2013

Skoolbo

We are off and running with the introduction of the new, fun, free, safe, and educational game Skoolbo. There is a link above to the website, and all of the iPads and Computers here at Pond Cove have the game. Students learn literacy and numeracy at their own individualized pace, while at the same time earning points to spend in their virtual world. Visit the website above to learn more. Have Fun!

Programming

There is a new page to visit. Check out the Scratch and Build Your Own Blocks page in order to learn how to program, and all of the fun things you can do with programming knowledge. Stay tuned for more lessons and games concerning programming for elementary students.

Twitter

Pond Cove Technology has joined the Twitterverse! Follow us @PondCoveTech for the latest information regarding technology and technology integration here at Pond Cove. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

LL2013 Day 2

There is a lot of buzz around Skoolbo. This is a free program and app that helps students with math and ELA. I hope to pilot the program with a first grade class starting on Monday. Click the link below to visit the homepage and find out more.

http://skoolbo.com/core_skills

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

LL2013

So excited to be at LL2013! I will come back to PC with lots of ideas of how to utilize the iPad in the classroom.
 Virtual classroom visit in a classroom with one to one iPads. Wouldn't that be nice!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First Grade Math Links

Some great new First Grade math links have been added to the First Grade Page. There are links for games about Telling Time as well as Skip Counting. Please have a look and enjoy. Feel free to write a comment if you like them, or if you have others you have used.

Google Success!

I am happy to report that all fourth grade classes now have access to Google Apps for Education, and are using them for projects here at Pond Cove Elementary School. Students are currently learning how to "share" their projects with their teachers in order to receive great feedback. Remember please, if you have any questions concerning Google Apps for Education and its use here at Pond Cove, please email or contact me anytime.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Community Communication

Hello! I have recently sent out a QR code with my communication piece of the Pond Cove Newsletter. If this is how you found the website, QR codes are really neat uh? Please visit the many pages on this website as well as any grade level links you feel would be beneficial. I have added a Google Page as well which has a copy of the introductory letter that was part of the Pond Cove Newsletter. As always, do not hesitate to email me with questions, or comments. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Two New Links

I have added two new links for everyone to share. The first is the Cape Elizabeth Google Apps for Education page. Here you can find some information about GAFE here in Cape Elizabeth as well as login to your account. Remember, to log in to your account you have to click "login to drive". 

The second link is a great site for interactive math tools. Organize your tools by grade level and then enjoy. There are base ten blocks, clocks, pattern pieces, etc. Have fun!

Friday, October 11, 2013

ACTEM Conference

This is a live post from the conference. It has been a great day so far. I have learned how to use QR codes to differentiate instruction, some great new apps for technology integration, all about the EDM online suite, and how to use Blogger with elementary students. What a day! I will come back to Pond Cove filled with new great ideas!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New 4th Grade Math Links

I have recently added some new 4th grade math links. These links are games and videos about mean, median, mode and range. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Media Center

During the book fair, the Media Center allied arts classes will be held in the Computer Lab. Mrs. Rosenblum and I worked together to find some great interactive games on alphabetizing. Simply click on the link to the right to try them out.

Integration Ideas

I have recently added and updated some great integration activities that are going on throughout our building. Click on the link to the right to see how amazing our teachers are and the types of things students are doing with technology so far this year.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Open House

Had a wonderful time last night getting to know all of the parents and community of the Pond Cove School. Thank you to all of you who dropped by the lab during our open house to say hello and introduce yourself. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

About Me

Click on the new page link to the right to learn a little about me and my family. More pictures to come!

Links are active for all grade levels!

All of the interactive games are linked and ready for students. Please check in regularly to see if more have been added. I will create a new post each time to announce new links. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New 4th Grade Geometry Sites

Head on over to the 4th grade page. There are 5 new geometry game links to help with angles, shapes, and classification. Enjoy!

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Links

I have just added a new second grade link category: Second Grade Writing Links. Please check out the new punctuation games! They are a lot of fun.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kindergarten Links are Complete!

All of the Kindergarten links that I have are shared at this point in time. If you and your Kindergarten student use a free educational website that I don't have please pass the link along to me by commenting to this post. Enjoy!

Monday, September 16, 2013

More Links

Kindergarten Reading links and Kindergarten Mouse Practice Activities are now live. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

4th Grade Math Games

The 4th grade Math games are now linked and ready for you to use. Simply click on the 4th Grade page, or click on the link below to be directed to the list. Enjoy!

Monday, September 9, 2013

First of many posts

Slowly but surely, The Wonderful World of Technology blog is coming along. K-4 links should be up and running soon. For now please check out the Wonderful World Website by clicking the link below.