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The English Rose is The New Girl (cereal box book report)

October 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Rachel created a cereal box book report for 4th grade that is due today, and recorded a summary of her project this morning.

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Howard Zinn Book Review

August 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Here is a book review I did for my AP US History class on Howards Zinn’s A Peoples History of the United States.   Zinn Book Review Howard Zinn’s book, A People’s History of the United States, tells a story of United States history not often heard in textbooks. While a very interesting read, you […]

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Tags: books · brother · history · review · school

Marie Curie

February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

This is a book report Rachel wrote for Ms Moore’s 3rd grade class this year. Marie Curie changed the world through science. Marie and her husband discovered two new elements, polonium and radium. Marie and two other scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1910, she isolated radium in the form of a metal. Marie […]

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Reflections on the Steve Jobs Biography

September 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Welcome to another podcast on Learning Signs, recorded & published with Mobile Podcaster and WordPress. This is a 40 minute conversation between Wesley and Shelly Fryer discussing the Biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. [powerpress]http://learningsigns.speedofcreativity.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Reflections-on-the-Steve-Jobs-Biography.m4a[/powerpress]

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Christmas In Camelot Book Report

November 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Rachel used the VoiceThread app on our iPad tonight to create this book report about “Christmas In Camelot” by Mary Pope Osborne. Christmas In Camelot (4 pages) Click the link above to view and participate in the VoiceThread. Making comments is really simple and you can delete and re-record as many times as you like. […]

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Tags: books · littlesister

Alexander discusses his Living in Oak Ridge Project and Glogster EDU

September 19th, 2011 · No Comments

This is a ten minute interview with Alexander this evening about his “Living in Oak Ridge” project for 8th grade English. Discussing Oak Ridge Glogster Project at Oklahoma City, OK by wfryer For more background see my post, “Share “timed” comments on Audio Recordings with SoundCloud.” Technorati Tags: audio, edtech, history, playingwithmedia, recording, social, soundcloud, […]

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Tags: books · brother · school · socialstudies

Smaug the Dragon

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Rachel drew this picture of Smaug the Dragon for Sarah’s diorama she created as an English class assignment. – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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Tags: art · books · littlesister

Treasure Island: Free Audio Book Version

June 26th, 2011 · No Comments

“Treasure Island” is available as a free, public domain audiobook via LibriVox in the United States. Use the links below to directly load mp3 versions of each chapter on your mobile phone. Chapters 1-2 Chapters 3-4 Chapters 5-6 Chapters 7-8 Chapters 9-10 Chapters 11-12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter […]

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Tags: books · technology · travel

Lighthouse Keeping in New Zealand in the 1960s

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments

This evening Rachel and I read “A birthday at the lighthouse” by Robin Robilliard on my iPad. It’s a free book in the International Children’s Digital Library. Rachel was pretty surprised to learn the family had to make their own clothes, give themselves haircuts, and didn’t appear to have any television or computer access. We […]

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Tags: books · littlesister

Going to the zoo

February 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Hello. This is going to the zoo. I hope you love it! I made this from Story Patch on the iPad. Story Patch created the story when I answered the questions. Then I put in pictures. Download now or preview on posterous Going to the zoo.pdf (1940 KB) Sent from my iPad

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Tags: books · littlesister · writing

Favorite Picture Books About Maine

January 4th, 2011 · No Comments

This evening Rachel picked out one of the picture books I purchased this past December when her sister and I had a chance to visit Farmington, Maine. We found this particular book (Moose Power: Muskeg Saves the Day) at Mooseville, which is a great website and store in Farmington started by a young web entrepreneur. […]

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Rachel’s 6 Year Old Book

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

This was a story Rachel created in Manhattan in September 2009. I took photos of the story pages this month over the Labor Day weekend and created this digital storybook using the free iOS app “Storykit.” Here is the link!

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Tags: books · littlesister · writing

Vote Your Favorite Twilight Characters

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

I am just interested about what other people like about the twilight characters. I will only have 4 characters but I know there are more. I have never seen Twilight or any of them but I have heard a lot about it so I know some things about it. Enjoy this Survey!! Replace your audience […]

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Tags: books · movies · poll · sister

Rachel buys her first iTunes Audiobooks

July 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Rachel has seen her siblings listen to audiobooks on their iPods, so this week she decided she’d like to have some of her own – particularly in light of our upcoming road trip to Kansas in a few weeks. Last night we searched the iTunes Store together to explore what was available that might be […]

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Tags: books · littlesister · technology

One Rice Thousand Gold: A Remixed Story by Rachel

May 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

This is a story Rachel (age 6) typed tonight all by herself on our family netbook. We printed it on our home printer, and then she read it aloud. I recorded her oral reading using the iPadio application on my iPhone, which created this embeddable audio version. Rachel based her story on the Starfall.com Chinese […]

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The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Rachel

February 16th, 2010 · No Comments

“The Night Before Valentine’s Day” is a four page book my six year old wrote today. She is REALLY into writing, and I want to encourage her as an author / illustrator as much as possible. After she shared this with us tonight, we snapped four pictures of the pages using my iPhone, uploaded those […]

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Role Playing Annabeth Chase in St Louis (The Lightning Thief)

February 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Sarah created the following digital story today before school using VoiceThread about the book, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” She role-played Annabeth Chase in a video we shot last Wednesday in St Louis using my iPhone. This is the first VoiceThread we’ve created which includes an embedded video and not just still […]

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Tags: books · movies · sister · travel

Lego Eragon

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments

While searching for lego eragon stuff, by the way I found nothing, I ran across theses videos on youtube. It acts out Eragon the book in five parts but he has so many videos its hard to find the others but the next one is usually the first one on the related videos. If you […]

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Tags: books · brother · lego

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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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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Vacation like a pensieve

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Our vacation seems to be functioning as a pensieve for me. My brain seems to be processing out a multitude of ideas at night, so they do not clutter my waking, conscious mind. I normally do not remember any dreams in the morning, but sleeping as we are in these camp cabin bunks here on […]

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Tags: books · dad · travel

Offline Bible Versions

July 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I love using the free YouVersion iPhone Bible application. I recently downloaded some offline translations so I can use the app when I do not have wifi or cell network connectivity. (That does happen sometimes, often in our church basement.) I was amazed that at a touch of the mouse, an entire copy of the […]

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Tags: books · dad

On the homepage of ISTEconnects

June 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Alexander’s photo reading in bed with his iPod Touch was on the homepage of the ISTEconnects blog today and in this ISTEconnects post. Full disclosure: I wrote the post! Technorati Tags: read, reading, #necc09, isteconnects, iste, ipod, touch, itouch

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Audience Assignment: Watch Drew’s Book Reviews

March 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Alexander and Sarah: I have a homework assignment for you. I want you to watch, listen, and think about Oklahoma student Drew’s two book reviews that he has posted on Ustream. Here are the two links you’ll need to use: Drew’s First Book Review V-Cast Drew’s Second Book Review V-Cast After you watch each one, […]

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39 Clues

February 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I just finest the book the 39 Clues, The Maze of Bones. There are ten books in this whole series and the cool thing is that all of them are written by all different authors so you get a feel for a different witting styles. The first book is written by Rick Riordan who wrote the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. If you have […]

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