Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Build Amazing Paper Airplanes at Instructables

There are all kinds of things waiting to be built at Instructables.com.

Check out all of the different paper airplane plans and make the ultimate flying machine today.

Instructables: Paper Airplanes

Monday, February 02, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Shoot like a pro!

Many thanks to my good friend Mr. Corippo in California for sharing this great resource with us.

Here are a bunch of different camera techniques for producing professional quality video productions. Watch this presentation to see examples of each. You will be asked to take each of these shots on your own and put them together in your own "Shooting Gallery" using a different piece of technology.


Download the shot sheet here.
In addition to these resources you can now download Mr. Corippo’s free iBook that is an expansion of this lesson.

Minarets Shooting Gallery Level One from Minarets High School

Below is one of the finished products the kids in California completed. Watch it to see the shots in action.

Shooting Gallery from Catherine Broyles on Vimeo.

What will you create?


Monday, January 19, 2015

Explore Polar Regions at Arkive.org

Explore the Polar Regions with Arkive.org.

There are pictures and videos of the habitats and the species that call the Antarctic and Arctic places home.



When in Arkive.org, use the "Places" menu to help navigate yourself around the site.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Google has a great Santa Tracker!

Visit Santa's Village created by Google and enjoy a new activity every day. Watch. Learn. Play.

When Christmas Eve arrives, you will be able to even track Santa on his trip.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Use Google Slides to build Academic Vocabulary

In this academic vocabulary slide deck, kids write the definition in their own words, they rate their understanding of the word, and also find a non-linguistic representation of the word. The template I created makes it really easy for the kids to add and record their knowledge of the words.

Doing it this way takes advantage of all of the benefits of Google documents like ubiquitous access and sharing.

Find and create a copy of the slide deck here. Create your own copy and get to work.

Academic Vocabulary Template
Academic Vocabulary Template