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Kristen Wideen
Works at Eastwood Public School
Attended University of Windsor Faculty of Education
Lives in Windsor, ON N9J 0B3, Canada
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Must Have Apps for My Classroom
I have many emails from teachers that are just starting to use iPads in their classrooms about what apps I would recommend.  I have to admit that the apps I loved 3 years ago are the pretty much the same ones I would recommend today.  I do need to stress th...
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Geometry iPad Activities
As I am wrapping up my geometry unit, I wanted to share some of my favourite activities I created for my kids to show their thinking.  When I told them that we were starting a new unit next week they were upset because they had so much fun learning and show...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Teaching Coding without a Computer
It was our second lesson on coding without a
computer.  If you would like to see our
first lesson check it out here. Today, I
had the learning carpet (a square carpet with a grid on it) out in the middle
of the classroom.   I told the students
that we were ...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Introducing Seven Year Olds to Coding
A little over a month ago, I was invited to be on a team of writers for the ministry of Ontario to create a document for teachers about coding.  Luckily, I did not need to have any previous experience in coding.  My students have participated in the Hour of...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Thanks for the post. There are some great ideas here. I didn't know about scratch junior. I really like getting students to think about this at a much earlier age.

I'll share a post, too. https://medium.com/@jefferscorey/why-isnt-coding-accepted-in-place-of-foreign-language-requirements-ba0b5af16382
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Join The Global Project #kidscancreatechange
We (my teaching
partner and I) are embarking on an inquiry that we hope will promote
innovation, empowerment, risk taking, commitment, and skilled problem solving
in our students.   Using
Fullan’s six elements of character as our framework we are attempting...
Photo taken by Christine Cousins I do not use a lot of worksheets in my math program. So much so, that last week, I gave a worksheet durin... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Changing the World by EMPOWERING my Students
I have been reading other blogs tonight and seeing the pattern of choosing "one word" to really focus on this year.  This couldn't have come at a better time as I wrestle with getting my big Global Project ready to launch.  My "word" has everything to do wi...
Photo taken by Christine Cousins I do not use a lot of worksheets in my math program. So much so, that last week, I gave a worksheet durin... Making Math Meaningful and Fun. We all know that when kids are having fun, they are happy, excited and engaged. I see many math classes with students ...
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Hi!  Do you happen to have a parent permission letter you send home for your students to blog?  I have seen some for high school age children, but am looking for resources for elementary.  (First Grade :) ) 
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My primary geometry course went live yesterday on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/3-d-geometry-unit/id984563794 download it for free
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Thank you! We are trying to start a few teachers in iTunesU this summer. I will definitely use this as a great example of Content and Tech.
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Using Scratch Jr. as a Stepping Stone for Coding
As my students and I continue on our journey exploring coding in our classroom I wanted to find an app that would help my students build a foundation on how to code in a simple and creative way.   I took a look at several apps and chose the Scratch Jr. App ...
Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Gen... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Join me tonight at 8:00 PM EST as I host #1stchat.  We will be discussing Technology Inspired Lessons
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Using Brainpop, iPads and Padlet to learn about the Water Cycle
Last week Sarah (my teaching partner) and I introduced the water cycle to our students. On Tuesday we started with a Padlet wall to see what our students schema was about the water cycle.  From the Padlet we were able to determine that our students did not ...
Photo taken by Christine Cousins I do not use a lot of worksheets in my math program. So much so, that last week, I gave a worksheet durin... 6 Ready To Go iPad Centers. A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, ...
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Show Me The Money!
The past few weeks we have been working on money.  My second graders are expected to be able to estimate and count money amounts to one dollar.  Funny that our math program only has one lesson covering money.  As my good friend  Erin Mastin  says, it was ti...
Photo taken by Christine Cousins I do not use a lot of worksheets in my math program. So much so, that last week, I gave a worksheet durin... Making Math Meaningful and Fun. We all know that when kids are having fun, they are happy, excited and engaged. I see many math classes with students ...
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