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Apr 24, 2014
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iPadで英語クラス Workshop Info

Here are some of the apps I will be introducing at my workshop for iPads in the English Classroom.iPad Apps for the English Classroom*Chirp - (Free)Instantly transfer of files, links, photos.  This is particularly good if you want everyone with an iPad to have the same file instantly.  Great for sharing website links.  I often use this when having students fill out a Google Form.*Instashare - (Free - 100 yen w/o adds) & (Mac version 300yen)Similar to Chirp.  Drag and drop transfer of photos…See More
Dec 5, 2013
Stephen Skelton commented on Chris Smith's blog post Update to Socrative Information - Images and Gradable Short Answers!
"Chris, thanks for posting this. I wanted to attend your workshop on the day but too many things so pleased to read the follow up. Cheers, Steve"
May 8, 2013
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Update to Socrative Information - Images and Gradable Short Answers!

Thank you to those of you that attended the workshop on using Socrative in your classroom.  As mentioned in the workshop, Socrative has been making many changes and updates.  The most recent update, which has been a huge help for those of us wanting to put images into our quizzes, is the ability to add images without having to use any html code.  In order to have access to this feature, you will need to register with…See More
May 7, 2013
Chris Smith commented on Chris Smith's blog post Teaching Vocabulary with Mind Snacks
"Yes, it is definitely engaging for the students.  "
Apr 26, 2013
Anita Chen commented on Chris Smith's blog post Teaching Vocabulary with Mind Snacks
"loving this! great for language arts, word study, writer workshop!"
Apr 23, 2013
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Apr 22, 2013
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Teaching Vocabulary with Mind Snacks

I have a student that I have been doing some private tutoring with for the past year or so.  Her biggest weakness is vocabulary development. After over a year working with the student I have tried everything I can think of to get her to acquire new vocabulary. I used books that she was interested in and had her research from those books, I use the typical worksheet and drill memorization method with her and that didn't work. I even found one really good website for teaching vocabulary through…See More
Apr 22, 2013
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Google Custom Search Engine

While in a Professional Learning Community get together yesterday, I was so enthused to not be the one giving information, but one of the teachers taking in information.  In our PLC, we were discussing various ways that Google products are being used in our school right now.  I set up a simple Google Docs spreadsheet to collect the following information from participants:Area of Use: (i.e. ES, MS, Art, Admin, ASA, Sports, etc)Application (i.e. Google Drive, Google Draw, Chrome, etc)Way it is…See More
Apr 11, 2013
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Breaking the Ice with Story Spine

While at a recent professional development event, a presenter talked about how to get to know other people by mingling and interacting.  After a couple of simple warm ups, we were asked to stay with a partner and then tell a story together. We used a model called the Story Spine by Kenn Adams.…See More
Mar 26, 2013
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Mar 24, 2013
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Socrative and Google Drive

I've updated my workshop information. You can check it out here: http://jascd-tiom.ning.com/forum/topics/socrative-and-google-driveThis hands on workshop is for all levels.See More
Mar 24, 2013
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Dictation for OSX 8.2 Mountain Lion

I have been a big fan of dictation apps for the computer. I often use them for writing report cards. I first started out with using Avatron's Air Dictate and Dragon Dictate. I finally updated my computer to OSX 8 .2 Mountain Lion. I have used dictation on my iPhone and I am so happy to find out that I can use…See More
Mar 13, 2013
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iPadで英語クラス Workshop Info

Here are some of the apps I will be introducing at my workshop for iPads in the English Classroom.

iPad Apps for the English Classroom

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 1:23pm

Update to Socrative Information - Images and Gradable Short Answers!

Thank you to those of you that attended the workshop on using Socrative in your classroom.  As mentioned in the workshop, Socrative has been making many changes and updates.  The most recent update, which has been a huge help for those of us wanting to put images into our quizzes, is the ability to add images without having to use any html code.  In order to have access to this feature, you will need to…

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Teaching Vocabulary with Mind Snacks

I have a student that I have been doing some private tutoring with for the past year or so.  Her biggest weakness is vocabulary development.

 

After over a year working with the student I have tried everything I can think of to get her to acquire new vocabulary. I used books that she was interested in and had her research from those books, I use the typical worksheet and drill memorization method with her and that didn't work. I even found one really good website for teaching…

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Google Custom Search Engine

While in a Professional Learning Community get together yesterday, I was so enthused to not be the one giving information, but one of the teachers taking in information.  In our PLC, we were discussing various ways that Google products are being used in our school right now.  I set up a simple Google Docs spreadsheet to collect the following information from participants:

  • Area of Use: (i.e. ES, MS, Art, Admin, ASA, Sports,…
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