Spring forward to Poetry

Let the inspiration of Wordsworth’s daffodils and Cummings’s spring as a shifting hand set students off to “poetic license” the season. Use all the many features of your Chromebook and Google Apps- video, graphics, photos, slides, audio , word docs, and more to capture long awaited Spring. At Ditmas IS 62 in Kensington, Brooklyn, NY.  … Continue reading Spring forward to Poetry

Rites of Spring/ Using the Poetry of the 19th Century to “dance with the daffodils” Chromebook Capture Multisensory Rites, Not Just Writings!

What, take time from the key last month of test preparation to look up and take in the hint of arriving spring?  What a waste of dwindling instructional days until the TEST!! Yet, let me state that since the first year of my  ELA teaching career,  I have always dedicated time  for a  Rites of … Continue reading Rites of Spring/ Using the Poetry of the 19th Century to “dance with the daffodils” Chromebook Capture Multisensory Rites, Not Just Writings!

Blogging Against Bullying- Using Chromebooks to Construct Meaning and Make Anti-Bullying Student Peer Protection REAL-Grades 8-12

Just as everyday ballet dancers train at the barre and boxers get in the ring for training to go a few rounds, so students can combat, contextualize and comment on bullying everyday by developing a class or small editorial team blog.  How can using the Chromebook support that effort?  First, they can go online to … Continue reading Blogging Against Bullying- Using Chromebooks to Construct Meaning and Make Anti-Bullying Student Peer Protection REAL-Grades 8-12