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Entries from October 2009

iPhones Enhance Learning By: Alexander Fryer

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments

This is a paper I wrote for school. iPhones Enhance Learning By: Alexander Fryer Some schools are buying iPhones for students hoping to enhance learning. Apple came out with the iPhone in 2007 and is in its third generation.1 Digital learning consultant Wesley Fryer comments, “Modern cell phones offer a variety of capabilities, which are […]

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Tags: brother · school · technology

Sarah’s creation with Animation-ish at ACTEM09

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Deborah Barrows’s took the following short video of Sarah at ACTEM09, sharing a quick animation she made for Cheryl Oakes using the software program Animation-ish by FableVision. Way to go Sarah! Now I’m going to need to find time for Sarah to show me how to use Animation-ish, as well as her brother and sister! […]

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Tags: sister · technology

Driving along Scenic K-177 in October

October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

I took the following four, 90 second videos yesterday driving north along K-177 between Cassoday and Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, enroute from Wichita to Manhattan. This national scenic byway is one of my favorite roads in Kansas. The low clouds and lighting in these videos don’t do justice to the autumn colors of the prairie, unfortunately, […]

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Tags: littlesister · travel

Rachel gathering acorns and acorn hats

October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Yesterday Rachel and I gathered some acorns and acorn “hats” in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas. She has been wanting to collect acorns for some time, and I remembered that the oak trees in this Manhattan cemetery produce LOTS of acorns each year, both large and small. Technorati Tags: kansas, manhattan, acorn, acorns, collecting, […]

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Tags: littlesister · travel

VoiceThread about The Gingerbread Baby

October 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Rachel created the following VoiceThread today about Jan Brett‘s book, “The Gingerbread Baby,” during the 2009 KATE Conference in Wichita, Kansas. She recorded the first three pages’ comments during the actual conference, in front of about 150 English teachers! She recorded the fourth/last page right after the conference keynote was over. We planned this VoiceThread […]

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Tags: books · littlesister · technology

Marco’s Maine Photos

October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Marco Torres took some AMAZING photos yesterday and today, when we were able to have dinner and hang out with some other great Maine educators. These are a few of my favorites, see more in his October 2009 Flickr set. My photos from today are also available in a Flickr set.

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Tags: dad · sister · travel

Enroute to Maine

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Sarah recorded these thoughts in the Baltimore airport enroute to New Hampshire and the ACTEM conference in Maine. This video was shot with an iPhone GS and uploaded via email to Flickr. Mobile blogged with WordPress for iPhone.

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Tags: sister · travel

Lots of Fun at Fright Night 2009

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments

One of our favorite October traditions here in central Oklahoma is going to “Fright Night” at Frontier City, a theme park located on I-35 in Edmond. Generally we go later in the month, but this year we needed to go early because of travel schedules. As usual we had a great time, especially watching the […]

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Tags: brother · littlesister · mom · travel

Hobbit Room

October 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

At my school in english are curriculum is The Lord of the Rings and we just read the part when they meet Tom Bombadil in the Fellowship of the Ring. We had to do a project on one of the scenes and make a miniature on it, I did the scene when they looked into […]

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Tags: books · brother · school

What Is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?

October 5th, 2009 · 13 Comments

I’m doing a survey for math and my survey is on What Is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie. I thought it would be cool if I could see the worlds point of view. The different kinds for my survey are Tagalong; Thin Mint; Trefoil; Samoa; Lemon Creme and Dosidos. I’m a junior Girl Scout. I […]

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Tags: poll · school · scouts · sister

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