The Polliwog Journal

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Entries Tagged as 'Creativity and the Web'

Counting What Counts

August 27th, 2013 · Comments Off on Counting What Counts · Creativity and the Web, Using Twitter

In these “Data Driven” days, @budtheteacher reminds us what really matters. Read the tweets at #countingwhatcounts. I love them all, but my favorites are the ones that show kids and teachers working together at a joyful place called school. A place so full of ideas and energy and the desire to explore and create that […]

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Digital storytelling for kids

June 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Digital storytelling for kids · Creativity and the Web, Digital Spaces

Six year old granddaughter Ella created this story using Little Bird Tales. We scanned her artwork and she recorded her voice.

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Glogster

May 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on Glogster · Creativity and the Web, Online Teacher Resources

A colleague emailed me, saying “I recently came across an artilcle about Glogster and how it might be used in instruction. Are you familiar with it and is it possible to see some explanation about it online? Have you used it and, if so, do you find it effective, or is it more “bells and […]

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The value of play

April 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on The value of play · Creativity and the Web

My mother often wonders how her math-inept daughter ever got to be so proficient with computers. She equates computer technology with mathematic ability, I guess. I can see her point. Programming looks like math. HTML coding looks less like language and more like mathematical formulas. I can’t really explain it other than to say, I […]

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