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Name: Zoe Parrish
Date registered: June 21, 2012
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Latest posts

  1. Making Review Games — March 27, 2015
  2. Writing Biographies — March 16, 2015
  3. Animating Science with Scratch — March 10, 2015
  4. Using Scratch to Create Learning Opportunities for Others — March 5, 2015
  5. Interactive Table by SMART — June 6, 2014

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Mar 31

Transforming the Future, Apple Event

Recently I spent two days with other educators from the county at an event hosted by Apple called Transforming the Future of Learning.  This event was designed to support districts that have recently started a 1:1 program and also those that are preparing to begin one.  We covered a bundle of content that we will …

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Mar 28

Goochland County Arts Festival

Mar 25

VSRA Conference

Last week I had a wonderful opportunity to attend the VSRA Conference (Virginia State Reading Association) in Roanoke, VA.  As an ITRT I wouldn’t have initially thought to attend this conference, although I’ve never been let down attending as a classroom teacher.  I am thankful I did go, because I had the chance to spend …

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Mar 20

Student Learning Slam – Collaborative Writing

Students in Mrs. Dema’s 4th grade class at Goochland Elementary School have been hard at work on a collaborative research and writing project with Ms. Gill’s 5th grade class at Randolph Elementary School.  Listen to Kylie in our Student Learning Slam as she describes how she uses Google Docs to communicate with her partner, share …

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Mar 12

Historical Perspectives Using Edmodo

The other week Ms. Carter and I spent some time brainstorming ways to help bring the Civil War to life for her 4th graders.  We wanted students to interact with the content in a way that would help them understand the experiences of Americans during this significant period of our history.  We decided to try …

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Mar 11

Bugs, Riddles, and QR Codes!

5th graders in Ms. Cosby’s class were given a sneak preview of the work Bea Cantor will share with students on Monday.  Bea is the ITRT at our secondary complex in Goochland County, and she is also one amazing photographer!  She uses iPhone macro photography to capture unique images of insect.  Her photographs show us …

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Feb 21

Learning to Code, Coding to Learn!

I have had a lot of fun this year maximizing opportunities to teach students computer programing.  At Goochland Elementary School we have an after-school club that meets once a week to work through lessons, practice skills, and play games (created by other coders) on Khan Academy’s Code Academy and Code Avengers.  Starting in March at …

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Feb 19

Edmodo Explosion!

This year we’ve seen an explosion in the use of Edmodo throughout our elementary schools!  I love the way I see teachers using it to engage students in learning.  In Mrs. Fergueson’s class at Randolph Elementary she ignites conversations with students by posting open-ended questions. She often posts questions that encourage her students to reflect …

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Jan 30

Social Media Parent Awareness Night


Jan 30

NJ schools required to teach responsible social media behavior

Recently, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey signed a bill that requires middle schools to teach students how to use social media responsibly.  Educating students about digital citizenship has been a large part of our mission for years.  I believe it is important for students to learn responsible digital behavior at school and at home, …

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