Posts By Karie Huttner

  1. ReadWriteThink

      Every so often one needs to be reminded of the powerful resources that organizations like the International Reading Association are providing for our students.  What a wonderful surprise when they are now available on other mobile platforms like the iPads for FREE.  Thank you IRA for providing these amazing resources for our students! Check […]

  2. Creating a Design Lab

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    Learning is about having the opportunity to problem solve and create. By rethinking our computer lab into a place where all learners can design, learn, problem solve, and create individually or collaboratively, I hope to create a learning environment that inspires learners to pursue their passions and interests. Using our 3D printer (grant funded), PC […]

  3. Apps Smackdown

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    At the recent Halifax, Nova Scotia 21st Century Learners conference, a number of iPad apps were presented.  The genre of these apps ranged from photos, creativity, organizational and learning. All the apps mentioned were free.  Some do have an upgrade if you choose to buy it. The photo and movie apps include:  iMotion, Haiku Deck,  […]

  4. Students as Teachers

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    I recently presented at a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia where two 6th grade students were attending as IT helpers.  It soon was apparent that they were much more than that. These students loaded the iPads with apps that were needed for the presentations.  They also were trouble shooters. When a teacher could not get […]

  5. Discovery Content and Board Builder

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    Submitted by Rita Mortenson So, we all know that Discovery Education has as amazing video content – have you seen North America yet? If not, I would put that into your Discovery search bar right away and find those amazing videos. Discovery also is known for assignment builder, writing prompts and a whole host of […]

  6. US and Canadian Connections

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    Submitted by Rita Mortenson These past few days, I had the honor to be invited to present in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I presented to Bedford South School which has 470 students and a dedicated, caring instructional staff.  For those of you who need a geography refresher, as I did, this is in the north eastern […]

  7. Administration Support

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    Submitted by Rita Mortenson Every teacher knows that the support of the administration (in terms of time, money, attention and recognition) can make or break any innovative idea or initiative that anyone tries to initiate in a school setting. Today, I was fortunate to witness two amazing administrators at Bedford South School, part of the Halifax […]

  8. What are you doing Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8a-1p?

    What are you doing Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8a-1p?  Consider joining us at Stoner Prairie Elementary for the Fall Virtcon.  http://virtconlive.com/locations/Stoner_Prairie_Elementary_School This face to face event will be hosted at Stoner Prairie Elementary School in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. The online sessions will be viewable on a large screen as well as spaces will be provided for […]

  9. Verona Area Schools in Verona, WI joined in the fun on International Dot Day!

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    International Dot Day, a day where the world is encouraged to celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration was celebrated this year on Sunday, September 15. This incredible day encourages students to “make their mark” in the world. In Verona, WI students got a jump start and celebrated a bit early. On Thursday, September 12, the Verona […]

  10. Everything in the Cloud

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    On Saturday, April 13 approximately 30 educators from Wisconsin attended a two hour training sponsored by Discovery Education at the Apple Store, regarding digital content and “everything in the cloud.” The session focused on the potential of using resources such as iCloud to store, host and sync a variety of information. With many more mobile […]

  11. WI DEN Stars at WEMTA

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    The Wisconsin DEN was well represented at WEMTA this past week. Rita Mortenson led several sessions focusing on iBooks, QR codes, as well as winning the coveted Justin Beiber life size cardboard stand. Stay posted to find out where Justin appears and what he is doing. Karie Huttner and Amy Klubertanz presented about using the […]

  12. Come Hangout and Learn

    What are you doing this Thursday, February 28th at 6pm? Come learn about how to integrate Discovery Education and iPads. Here is an example of just a little of what you will learn. This is just one of several excellent opportunities to learn about Discovery Education while never leaving the comfort of your favorite learning […]

  13. iPad iMovie Trailers

    So the first of a series of after-school workshops at our school wrapped up with an amazing example of what can happen when students are given the opportunity to create.  The greatest accomplishment of any educational activity is when students become inspired and the learning does not stop at the doors of the school. iMovie […]

  14. DEN Hangout

    In the upcoming months, you have a chance to learn with the DEN while in the comfort of your favorite spot using Google Hangout. Please sign-up and join us for some DEN learning and sharing. Loading…

  15. iPad iMovie Trailers

    Next month, several students and I will be leading an after-school course on designing iPad iMovie Trailers.  In my search to learn about how to create an iMovie on the iPad, I found some really amazing resources. Teaching Paradox has a wonderful PDF that can be downloaded to storyboard the trailer. http://teachingparadox.edublogs.org/files/2012/08/iMovie-Trailer-Storyboard-2b1qirp.pdf I didn’t know […]

  16. On Wisconsin!!

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    The DEN is about bringing educators together to network by creating common experiences. This past Saturday DEN members met in our state capitol, Madison to learn and share with each other. Starting at the Capitol building, participants learned about the history of one of the most important buildings in our state. The beautiful holiday tree […]

  17. Poetry Slamming with iPads

    Over the last few weeks my students have taught me more than a few lessons about innovative uses of apps and iPads. We are collaborating with our high school to participate in Rock Our World 16 with a focus on poetry and poetry slams. We started by using facetime and having students share their favorite […]