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Rachel Yurk
Works at Cedarburg School District
Attended University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Lived in Glencoe, IL
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Focused Presentations
In an effort to focus as well as digitize the learning experience for students there are a number of resources out there to explore.  Many of them with similar features. Working with teachers it becomes challenging to know just what would be the preferred r...
In an effort to focus as well as digitize the learning experience for students there are a number of resources out there to explore.  Many of them with similar features. Working with teachers it becomes challenging to know ju...
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Take a Tour or Create your Own!
Google Earth Tour Builder , while not a new tool is one that came to mind after sharing yesterday's post about the resource myHistro .  Both tools are similar and make use of maps and visuals.  Google Tour Builder combines Google Earth and a slideshow in wh...
Google Earth Tour Builder, while not a new tool is one that came to mind after sharing yesterday's post about the resource myHistro.  Both tools are similar and make use of maps and visuals.  Google Tour Builder combines Goog...
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Targeting Gramar Instruction with No Red Ink
I recently had the pleasure of attending my high school aged daughter's parent teacher conferences.  She's a really good student and so I always enjoy going as I know it will be positive and fun educational conversations.  This term was not really much diff...
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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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Creativity Using Drawings in Google Docs
Chromebooks have a lot of great abilities that are often underused.  One such ability is the webcam. In many schools where we turn off the student's access to Google Hangouts, the students are left with few uses for the webcam.  However, the webcam can be a...
Chromebooks have a lot of great abilities that are often underused.  One such ability is the webcam. In many schools where we turn off the student's access to Google Hangouts, the students are left with few uses for the webca...
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Visual Timelines with Discussions
The ability for students to create and explore is a large part of the benefit to technology use in the classroom.  Teaching history is one of the areas in the curriculum where we often tell kids about events when we could be showing, exploring and interacti...
The ability for students to create and explore is a large part of the benefit to technology use in the classroom.  Teaching history is one of the areas in the curriculum where we often tell kids about events when we could be ...
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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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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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