Tech Salad

With Crunchy Bits and Bytes

April 22, 2015
by Bea Leiderman
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Stop Motion Cells

Mr. Summitt’s students have been learning about mitosis and they have put together really nice animations using their iPads. I have edited four of my favorite animations turned in through Schoology into a single movie. Watch these cells divide and … Continue reading

January 20, 2015
by Bea Leiderman
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Schoology-Shared Devices and Assignments

While we hope to be a 1:1 district in the future, at this point in time, we have lots of devices that are shared. When students create a video or audio file, the easiest way for teachers to collect these … Continue reading

December 16, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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Schoology–Differentiation and Group Work

Schoology makes it very easy for teachers to assign differentiated work to students in ways that don’t make anyone feel singled out. Students can be assigned to pre-determined groups, or materials can be made visible only to specified students within … Continue reading

December 10, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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Taking Risks

This morning I returned from VSTE and hit the ground running. When I stepped into Ms. Kass’s room to say hello, she showed me the projects the students were developing on their iPads. A few minutes later, I stopped by … Continue reading

November 4, 2014
by Bea Leiderman
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Schoology – Student Completion Requirements

True or false: When I give my students work, they all finish at the same time. Yes, keeping kids on task is one of the most difficult issues faced by teachers. Schoology has a tool that can help. When you … Continue reading

Open Letter to Goochland Elementary School

October 24, 2014 by Bea Leiderman

Dear students, teachers, and staff,

Thank you so much for inviting me to speak at your school. I had a super fun time talking about bugs and other tiny things with all of you. You were all so attentive and respectful, and I was blown away by your eagerness to learn.

I am sorry we ran out of time before we got through everything you wanted to see. Thankfully, I am just down the road from you and I can stop by again sometime. Remember we have our blogs, Schoology, and email, and I can send a few more pictures your way. Dr. Hendron and I will also make sure all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have a copy of my book in their iBooks app.

I hope I have inspired many of you to take a closer look at what might be under your feet of hiding in your yard. Remember every living thing has a proper place on the planet, and has a purpose. Take good care of all of them.

 

Again, thank you for the invitation, and I hope to see you all again soon.

Ms. Leiderman

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