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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tinkering with Tinker Ball

Have fun exploring Tinker Ball. You can learn a lot and express your creativity at the same time thanks to Lemelson Center's "Invention at Play".

Get tinkering.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Be Strong Hamilton!

Thank you Hamilton for another chance to be part of this special school district and community. This has been a year of triumphs and challenges, joy and heartbreak. 

Through it all we have learned to grow closer together and strive even harder. Don't let that end this summer.

Be strong.
Live strong.
Feel strong.
Grow strong.
Learn strong.
Rest strong.
Play strong.
Read strong.
Problem solve strong.
Explore strong.
Care strong.
Give strong.
Wonder strong.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Create a quick animal movie with, iPhoto, and iMovie

Here is a screencast that shows the steps in making a quick animal video using, iPhoto, and iMovie.

Make a Quick Movie with, iMovie, and iPhoto from Andy Losik on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Explore Polar Regions at

Explore the Polar Regions with

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



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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bentheim Fifth Grade Colony Projects

The fifth graders at Bentheim have been applying the video principles they have been learning in Infotech and put them to work in these commercials for the original 13 American colonies.

Give them all a look.

Rhode Island Colony Commercial from Andy Losik on Vimeo.