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Rachel Yurk
Works at Cedarburg School District
Attended University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Lived in Glencoe, IL
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Fluency Supported Digitally
Oral reading fluency can be so difficult to assess naturally with students as well as time consuming.  As an educator collecting running records from students I have often wondered about the students who get nervous reading aloud to me and how that affects ...
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Putting the Pieces of a Digital Story Together
Last week I began working with a great group of K-2 teachers to explore digital Storytelling.  We used the presentation and link below to explore the parts of a digital story.  Each of the participants will be building a digital story next time we meet. As ...
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Reflecting on my professional learning and development as an educator over the past year I can confidently say I achieved a lot in a short period of time. In September of 2013, I attended the Googl...
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Want to learn more about Discovery Education and digital media in the classroom?  Join us for the Discovery Education Streamathon!  Come for a while or stay all day!  We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Cedarburg!
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Teacher Created Media-Rich Lessons
This week I had the opportunity to engage in some great discussions with some great educators about the use of podcasts, vodcasts, screencasts, and the creation of flipped lessons.  Some of the discussion called for defining each of these terms, and it brou...
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Booktrack Classroom
Reading on a digital device is what you make of it, but reading on a digital devices that has an enhanced effects is really fun!  That is what Booktrack Classroom is all about.  This great site allows a teacher to create a book or essay to be published  for...
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Ever felt like it was "Too Long Didn't Read (tldr)"?
Sometimes we all need a little help.  Time is short and we need to get to the point.  Sometimes you just want to get the general gist of something before you invest too much time in a resource or topic. That is what TDLR can do for you!  This week, Todd Bug...
Sometimes we all need a little help.  Time is short and we need to get to the point.  Sometimes you just want to get the general gist of something before you invest too much time in a resource or topic. That is what TDLR can ...
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g(Math) Support through Add Ons
One of the great Add Ons in Google Docs that I love to share with teachers is g(Math).  This tool allows a math teacher to be able to add graphs, complex formulas and equations.  With the addition of the Add On Menu in Google Forms, you will find that g(Mat...
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Any Discovery Ed users out there interested in out Streamathon Bash?
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Google Forms Getting Better and Better
Great news came through the Google Apps Update Alerts that is specific to Google Forms.  There were three big changes that will make Google Forms even better for the use in the classroom.  Some of the changes do not appear on my Google Apps for Education Ac...
Great news came through the Google Apps Update Alerts that is specific to Google Forms.  There were three big changes that will make Google Forms even better for the use in the classroom.  Some of the changes do not appear on...
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Google Maps in the Classroom
Google Maps are not just for getting around when you don't know your way... Google offers some great ways to make use of maps in the classroom.  They offer tutorials and resources for all types of map use.  From beginning tutorials to more complex , there i...
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Get Super Excited About Super Quiz - One Awesome Add On!
I am super excited about Super Quiz !  There are a few really great Add Ons out there for Google Docs.  Super Quiz, an Add On available for Google Sheets has enormous potential for teachers that like to use Google Form to get a quick assessment for student ...
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Instructional Technology Specialist
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  • Cedarburg School District
    Instructional Technology Specialist, 2014 - present
  • Muskego/Norway Schools
    Technology Integrator, 2010 - 2014
  • School District of New Berlin
    Teacher, 1992 - 2001
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Glencoe, IL - Waukesha, WI - Whitewater, WI - Brookfield, WI
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I am an educator working as and Instructional Technology Specialist.  I am a Google Education Trainer, SMART Master Trainer and the Chair of the Wisconsin Discovery Educator Network.  I enjoy running, camping and spending time with my family.
Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    BS Education
  • Aurora University
    MS Education
  • Cardinal Stritch University
    Instructional Technology Coordinator
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