Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Moodle EZ

Thanks to Kate Slevin we now have an updated Moodle 2.0 video tutorial that explains the process students use to upload files to MyMitty. The soundtrack adds a peaceful touch! Thanks Kate

Please let me or any Spectrum member how we can best help you with your MyMitty page.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


This is a super easy app to view and quickly grade student work. I am using it in class and am really enjoying it. It has replaced uploading files on myMitty. 

Go paperless in your classroom! With Showbie, you can quickly and easily assign, collect and review student work on your iPad, then provide rich feedback to your students by adding annotations, text notes and voice notes directly onto their documents. Students can show their learning creatively by submitting to Showbie from thousands of compatible iPad apps, or by completing assignments with Showbie’s built in tools. Showbie keeps everyone organized with individual student assignment folders, email and push notifications.

Lots more how to videos @

Friday, August 22, 2014

The White House Student Film Festival

Last year the White House challenged students across the country to tell a story about how they are using technology in their classrooms. They were specifically asked to use film to articulate "why technology is important, and how it will change the educational experience for kids in the future." 
There were over 2,500 entries. Although he didn't make the final cut, my son Jeremy's film about student interns at the Buck Institute was among the finalists. It was incredibly exciting for my family to imagine that our son's dedication to film making could earn a guest appearance at the White House.
In the end only 16 films were officially selected to be viewed at private White House screening. Below are my favorites for each of the four major categories. I wonder what Mitty students will produce for this year's competition? 

Young Visionaries

Future Innovators

World of Tomorrow

Building Bridges