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  • June 21, 2011 2:16 pm
  • May 23, 2011 4:39 pm

    I can’t disagree with the skeptics more!  Kindergarteners can be taught how to use computers properly… if anything, IPads are much easier to use!  I have noted marked improvement while working with several students one-on-one using my IPad for phonemic awareness and fluency.  I am looking forward to using the IPad for other literacy skills and strategies too.  I am eager to read any follow up reports about this districts pilot program.  

  • May 11, 2011 3:26 pm

    Interactive Sites for all Content Areas

    This is an AMAZING interactive whiteboard resource! It is divided up into general sites, science, social studies, math, and language arts. It is as good as CLICK AND GO!!! Anyone with a Smartboard or Interactive Whiteboard should have this site bookmarked. Even those without will find many uses for the dozens of interactive websites. Students will thank you for finding these sites!!!!

    Ms. Cherilyn

  • May 11, 2011 6:57 am

    ELA Curriculum Links for Elementary School

    A great list of links and resources posted by the NYC DOE to support the ELA curriculum. I recommend that all elementary school teachers who teach ELA check out this site! You won’t regret it!

    Ms. Cherilyn

  • May 10, 2011 6:45 pm

    JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template

    We all know how much students love to play Jeopardy. Well.. JeopardyLabs allows you to create custom Jeopardy games without using powerpoint.  You can play online from anywhere!  You also have the ability to search through tons of already made templates!  Teachers in the building where I work have already said how much they love this site.  I totally recommend it for all to check out!  Did I mention there are:

    • No fees
    • No registration
    • No PowerPoint

    What are you waiting for?  Try JeopardyLabs TODAY!!!

    :-) Ms. Cherilyn 

  • April 23, 2011 9:14 am

    Missing e - Chrome Web Store

    looking forward to trying out this google add on!! 

  • April 20, 2011 8:24 pm

    Kathy Schrock's - Google Blooms Taxonomy

    Another great digital blooms… this time with ALL google services!!! LOVE IT!!! Thank you Kathy Schrock!! 

  • April 15, 2011 5:00 pm

    Tux Paint

    A free alternative for painting software.  Great for children ages 4+

  • April 12, 2011 9:19 am

    For all the students at BCS that have wanted to see me doing trapeze…  Here you go! This was the Metallic Show at TSNY.  My first trick is a layout with NO SAFETY LINES!  My second trick is a double back flip.  Trapeze is LOT’S of fun and I hope you get to try it sometime!  Enjoy the video!! 


  • April 9, 2011 6:17 pm

    Skype's New Education Platform Connects Teachers


    “Good news for teachers looking to collaborate with their colleagues in other parts of the world. Skype has a new free service just for educators called Skype in the classroom, “a free global community created in response to, and in consultation with, the growing number of teachers” using the tool to help students learn.”