Nearpod is the tool that I have been waiting for to create visually exciting learning presentations for the classroom for groups and self-paced differentiated learning.  You can add just about any content that you can imagine, including google forms/polls, videos and links to websites.  What I love is that you can embed good pedagogical practices […]

Film Festival Student Commercials

As part of the Black Bear Film Festival’s educational initiative, students in the Milford, Pennsylvania were asked to create short commercials.  I created a packet with submission guidelines that the film festival organizers distributed to the educational liaisons at each school.  These teachers worked with the students to create the commercials.  Here are three student […]

VR School Tour

I have spent a lot of time over the past few days shooting and editing the footage for the VR school tour.  Here’s what I have so far!VR School Tour I am working on a white paper to explain the pedagogy behind VR in the classroom!    

Panoramas on Round.Me

It’s been a very exciting few days learning all about panoramic photos!  Here is my Pinterest board of resources!  One of the most awesome developments is that I  learned that Thinglink is offering a free summer course called “VR Summer Challenge.”  Just the “360/VR Interactive Image Slam” alone taught me so much- Susan Oxnevad and Kathy […]

Let’s Make 360 Panorama Photos!

It all started with a NY Times Virtual Reality viewer that came with my newspaper!  It blew my mind how when I strapped my phone into the cardboard viewer and viewed some of the VR videos!  So interactive! I was so excited and ready to adapt this new technology for the classroom but as I […]

We Are All Makers!

We make our world every day.  The term, “Maker Movement” feels new but the idea of creation is timeless.  Many creation stories have a higher power that does something spectacular: create a world.  In reality, our worlds are not created by the gods, they are created by us.  Every decision we make creates the landscape […]