Author Archives: Karie Huttner

Apps Smackdown

Apps Smackdown

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, 

Students as Teachers

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

Discovery Content and Board Builder

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

US and Canadian Connections

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

Administration Support

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

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

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

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

Everything in the Cloud

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

WI DEN Stars at WEMTA

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

DEN Techformation:Discovery and iPads

Discovery Education and iPads are a match made in paradise. Discovery Education is the go to site for our students to find images and now with many new apps allowing the import of videos, the ways to incorporate DE are immense. Here is a playlist of videos that I have created and collected about how

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