STEAM your Robots and Green Screen

Winter break has come to an end, as many educators, students and myself return to the classroom this week. We are ready to try out new lessons, ideas and projects for the New Year. As many of you know, I have been trying to bring Dash & Dot to my KindergartenersĀ . I am also planning on introducing my students to Green Screen in the fourth quarter and even working on a Donors Choose to get a full Green Screen/Podcast Studio for my classrooms. However, while I wait to see if my Donors Chooses get funded or not. There are some easy ways to bring STEAM with Green Screen and Robot Edu.

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Building STEAM with LEGO

  Hello Everyone,   I know, two blog posts in the last three days, I must be catching up on my posts. Anyhow, I wanted to share my second Donors choose Project, Building STEAM with LEGO. As many know, I launched my first Donors Choose almost a month ago, and I’m 25% funded and even getting several votes thanks to Limeades for Learning. A few months ago, I was reading Play like a Pirate by Quinn Rollins and my love of LEGO was reawaken in the classroom. The last few months, I have been slowly moving LEGOs back to my … Continue reading Building STEAM with LEGO

The Office Remodel Part 1


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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The Green Screen Story Creation Challenge

  A while ago, I was working on a tutorial for Green Screen and an idea hit me. I wanted to create a project where each person created one part of a story and another would then create the next part. This idea grew into the Green Screen Story Creation Challenge. I’m challenging any educator or classroom to make the next chapter in the adventures of my Perler Bead Pirate Duck and his encounter with a set of Google Apps for Education. The challenge works like this: You have to create the next logical piece to this story. It can’t … Continue reading The Green Screen Story Creation Challenge

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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Hour of Code Sphero App Dice Rolls



As we complete the Hour of Code today, I wanted to share my students’ Sphero app ice rolls. As you know, App Dice have Apps or online resources on each end. You then roll the dice and create an App Smash with the Apps that show up on top to create a lesson or project. In this case, my students had my Double App Dice (mini die inside larger one) on the ground. They then programed the Sphero or Ollie to hit and roll the the die and see the two Apps that came up on top. Below are the App Smashes that I created for my various teachers with them.

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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