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iHaiku You

iHaiku You

Tomorrow I’m excited to share about creating iPoetry at iPadPalooza 2014. This week has been filled with great sessions, awesome connections, and new ideas to celebrate! My brain is full of things to test out over the summer and as soon as I get back to my classroom!

Below is the Smore for my iHaiku You session. It highlights several of the poetry projects we’ve done this year, and includes a list from Goodreads of some of my favorite books to use in the classroom. I hope you get inspired to become and iPoet, and teach your students to do the same!

By the way, the idea for the title of this session came from a wonderful little book called I Haiku You by Betsy Snyder. I highly recommend it! Here’s the book trailer.


Animal Poem Task Card

Animal Poem Task Card

This post has been in the works for 2 weeks now. I started one day, and have been so busy between home and school that I just haven’t gotten to finish and share! I can really tell it’s spring! In first grade we are finishing up an informational text unit and researching animals. It is… Continue Reading


App Smashing Menus

App Smashing Menus

Today is day 3 of Craig Badura’s App Smash Challenge, and I have been so impressed and inspired by what’s been shared at #appsmash4! If you haven’t checked out the hashtag yet, you must! I’m not actually going to share an app smash example today, but I’m really excited about offering these app smash menus… Continue Reading


#appsmash4 Challenge – Smashing Word Clouds

#appsmash4 Challenge – Smashing Word Clouds

My Twitter friend Craig Badura, is hosting an App Smash Challenge this week! Check out his invitation to participate on his blog Comfortably 2.0. I didn’t touch my computer all weekend (I was very proud of myself for unplugging), so I am very excited for the challenge to blog 4 out of 5 days this week!… Continue Reading


Collaboration – Poems & Space Projects

Collaboration – Poems & Space Projects

Space is one of those subjects that gets kids hooked automatically! I love exploring space with students! After we used Padlet to record our thinking, we continued to investigate through books, videos on Discovery Education, science lessons taught my my partner (who does an awesome job teaching all the 1st grade science – I teach… Continue Reading


ChatterPix Kids – An iMovie Mash-Up

ChatterPix Kids – An iMovie Mash-Up

  In one of the amazing sessions I went to at TCEA, I learned about the app ChatterPix Kids from Amanda Peterson, who was presenting a session on using iMovie with other movie making apps. It was something I hadn’t thought of before and loved the idea! As soon as I got back to school… Continue Reading