January 18, 2010

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words - Week of January 19, 2010

Image Source: Flickr.com siavogel

Where do you think these swans are going in such a rush? What do you think the swans are saying to each other?

January 09, 2010

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words - Week of January 11, 2010

Image & Text source: KTVee on Flickr.com

The ducky in the middle seems to be having an important conversation with another. What are they discussing?

January 05, 2010

An Image is Worth a 1,000 Words

In the Comment area, tell about what you think the dog is thinking.

December 21, 2009

Mrs. Jones' Reindeers

As I was walking down the hall, I saw the CUTEST reindeers in the world! The students in Mrs. Jones' class were nice enough to let me take pictures of them and record their voices in this VoiceThread. I hope you enjoy it!

December 01, 2009

Trying Out a New 'Widget'

That's right, 'widget', not 'gadget'. A widget is a small program that runs on a blog or website. A gadget is, well for me at least, a toy -- normally a techy toy!

Here's a 'widget' I discovered:

Are you reading this JoHnathan???

November 17, 2009

How Sweet It Is

From ATypical3rd

Glancing around my room during snack time I noticed that some of my students were drinking some pretty sugary drinks. And voila! A teachable moment was born!

The following day, armed with sugar, a kitchen scale, and various drink containers collected from my class and some of the other 3rd and 4th grade classes we proceeded to find out exactly 'How Sweet It Is'. My students took turns reading the nutrition label on the sides of the containers, measuring out the sugar on a kitchen scale, and putting the sugar into ziploc bags. Those results are on display in the hallway outside of the classroom and BOY! were they (and I) amazed by the results!

I decided to take the project one step further and sent out a Google Forms (click here for the form) to colleagues in schools around the states (and the world) to see how much sugars were in their drinks. I hope to have the results posted by next week.