#usps #postalservice #postal

Just got my mail returned, torn up and with pieces of tape all over, a sign that they tried to mend it. Although it came with an apology, it did not have another stamp to substitute mine torn up.  Really? So the apology is only to inform me that I will have to repay to resend my letter? What kind of apology is this? 

Postal Service

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ShowMe app

My students have just finished a project using the app on the iPad called ShowMe. They have created their own account, then they recorded their lessons and embedded their videos on their Google Sites so I could grade their projects.

This app enables them to record their voices and also everything that they write on the whiteboard space. On the rubric I have created, I stated that my 8th grade students would have to teach question words (palabras interrogativas) such as cuál, cuándo, dónde, etc to younger students. They really liked this project and put a lot of thought into it. I am very pleased with the results.

Here are some examples of their final project: Proyecto ShowMe: Palabras Interrogativas (scroll down to the end of the page to watch the videos)

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This is the rubric I have created:

Proyecto – Palabras interrogativas                        Me llamo___________

Due (01/14/2013)

1. (___) Title the project: First name ONLY and period. Meet deadline (5 points)

2. (___) Choose 5 question words (Palabras Interrogativas) and create a mini-lesson for each word, explaining what that question word means and giving an example by using it in a sentence. E.G: ¿Cómo te llamas? “Cómo means how” (10 points)

3. (___) Make sure to write and say 5 sentences using different question words.
     (___) Create questions to go with each of your question words.
    (___) Make sure to use the “Showme app” on the iPad.
    (___) Don’t forget to write and say the sentences out loud so I can assess speaking and writing. Good luck!

4. (___) Post “Showme” project on your Google Site. (5 points)

Title and meet deadline                                                   05 points
5 sentences/explanation using question words               10 points
Google Sites                                                                    05 points
                                                                                       20 points   

Technology on the go – Episode 3

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Technology on the go interviewed Rosanne Ramsay an Elementary teacher from Toronto, Ontario. Take a listen: http://technologyonthego.podomatic.com/entry/2013-01-12T11_17_24-08_00

In this episode Rosanne tell us about her favorite web 2.0 tools, the difference between teaching in the United States and in Canada and a little bit about her career. Don’t miss out on this great interview.

To listen to the entire interview in our podcast channel click below:

Rosanne Ramsay

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