The Office Remodel Part 1

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The other day I said I was going to start remodeling my office to be more inviting to students and staff alike. While I planned on doing this slowly over the next few weeks. As they say, time waits for no man and I ended up getting an earlier start due to an accident occurring during some regular checks, such as my entire shelf collapsing (don’t worry, I’m OK). So, after a few hours of moving, cataloging, archiving and a few other things here is the start to my remodel.

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How I created Appy the App Dice Green Screen

I recently completed an Appy the App Dice video about welcoming others to Build like a Pirate. However, I get asked: “Just how did I do that?” I used Doink Green Screen on my iPad mostly, but also a few other tools along the way to create an awesome App Smash.

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My Stick Around Surprise

Hello everyone, I don’t know what is going on in your district this week but this is our last full week of school. Next week will be finals for us and then graduation is the following Friday. The end of the school year is here, that feeling of both joy and sadness. Last Friday, my fifth graders were sad to know that in another week there wouldn’t be a Genius Hour for them any more which they found to be upsetting than their final report. However, my kids decided to surprise me on Friday with several projects and I was … Continue reading My Stick Around Surprise

Let’s Soar in the Sky

Something I love when I am walking through the halls of my school is when inspiration hits me out of nowhere. We recently had our elementary students create their own types of birds and then hung them on fishing wire in the ceiling to look like they were flying. Well, we luckily have our walls painted blue and green where the birds are located. I decided to have fun, we had a few students take pictures and use apps such as: Chatterpix, Green Screen, Pic Collage, Stick Around and Explain Everything to take the birds on their own adventure. It … Continue reading Let’s Soar in the Sky

Bishop takes Google Classroom to a 7 Super App Smash

Hello Everyone, Do I have an App Smash for you! Last Friday during Genius Hour Friday, my 5th graders were playing my Appification game board and wanted me to create a Super App Smash like I have never done before and they gave me one. The rolled both of my App Dice and the first was Google Classroom and they said I had to use that one no matter what. I told my students that was great, the next they rolled my favorite App, Stick Around but then Appification kicked in. They then rolled on my chess die and came … Continue reading Bishop takes Google Classroom to a 7 Super App Smash