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Catherine Hines
Works at South Hamilton Elementary School
Attends University of Northern Iowa
Lived in Forest City, Iowa
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Second Grade Superstars
Hello, Hawk-Wired readers! It's good to have you here and reading about our busy little school.  This week we've decided to focus on our second graders and their week of learning with technology. Developing the ability to "read to learn" is a crucial skill ...
Hello, Hawk-Wired readers! It's good to have you here and reading about our busy little school.  This week we've decided to focus on our second graders and their week of learning with technology. Developing the ability to "re...
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Adventures in Coding K-6
Image courtesy of www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk  As our regular readers know, we here at South Hamilton have devoted hours of class time to teach our students how to effectively manage their digital lives. Lessons have focused on managing cell phone use, keepi...
Image courtesy of www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk  As our regular readers know, we here at South Hamilton have devoted hours of class time to teach our students how to effectively manage their digital lives. Lessons have focused o...
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Another week of learning at South Hamilton.  Thanks for reading and sharing.
Students use iPods to record tumbling moves Well, after recovering from our fantastic Big Cats Reading Week, we have moved in to another busy week of learning. There is no slowing down here at South Hamilton.  This week we lo...
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Big Cats Create Powerful Learning
We are ready for a big week here at South Hamilton. At this time of year, we like to spend one week celebrating our readers. You see, it's amazing how much our young students have grown and are becoming strong readers, and we love to celebrate that.  The te...
We are ready for a big week here at South Hamilton. At this time of year, we like to spend one week celebrating our readers. You see, it's amazing how much our young students have grown and are becoming strong readers, and we...
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Lessons Learned in Year One: Finding Our Way with iPads
Creating with iPads in 2014 We at South Hamilton believe it is important to provide a rich, digital environment for our students. This means we work to expose our students to different technologies and help them discover which tool works best for them on th...
Creating with iPads in 2014 We at South Hamilton believe it is important to provide a rich, digital environment for our students. This means we work to expose our students to different technologies and help them discover whic...
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Preparing our Students for a Digital Life
Image from chrisandsusanbeesley.com Every school in Iowa has created a "Vision Statement". The purpose of these is to state very clearly what the school district is committed to do.  South Hamilton's states: "To prepare our children for the world in which t...
Image from chrisandsusanbeesley.com Every school in Iowa has created a "Vision Statement". The purpose of these is to state very clearly what the school district is committed to do.  South Hamilton's states: "To prepare our c...
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Giving Back: A Student Production
We have mentioned many times how fortunate we are to live and grow in this little community we know as South Hamilton.  The caring atmosphere of a small school and the small towns from which it is composed is special part of American life. So...when this ye...
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Happy Digital Learning Day!
Image courtesy of Digital Learning Day.org Perhaps you were not aware, but March 13th, 2015, is Digital Learning Day. Now, it may not be as exciting as your birthday, but we feel it is worth discussing nonetheless. What exactly is digital learning ?  Well, ...
Image courtesy of Digital Learning Day.org Perhaps you were not aware, but March 13th, 2015, is Digital Learning Day. Now, it may not be as exciting as your birthday, but we feel it is worth discussing nonetheless. What exact...
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Creating Learning Experiences With and Without Technology
Students use iPods to record tumbling moves Well, after recovering from our fantastic Big Cats Reading Week, we have moved in to another busy week of learning. There is no slowing down here at South Hamilton.  This week we look how technology is used in the...
Students use iPods to record tumbling moves Well, after recovering from our fantastic Big Cats Reading Week, we have moved in to another busy week of learning. There is no slowing down here at South Hamilton.  This week we lo...
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Digital Media: Are We Thinking As We Consume?
Greetings, blog readers! We hope you our surviving this long winter season.  I know many of our students and staff are growing weary of the cold weather and the shortened hours of daylight. Perhaps we can perk up your day by sharing some of the "bright" hap...
Greetings, blog readers! We hope you our surviving this long winter season.  I know many of our students and staff are growing weary of the cold weather and the shortened hours of daylight. Perhaps we can perk up your day by ...
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Smores. Not Just a Tasty Treat
www.smore.com When we hear the word "smore," many people think of the famous treat made with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. When we told our fifth grade students they would be creating a Smore, many of them thought of that, too.  And although...
www.smore.com When we hear the word "smore," many people think of the famous treat made with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. When we told our fifth grade students they would be creating a Smore, many of them tho...
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2014 at South Hamilton: A Year of Growth and Change
Poster from Mrs. Thompson's room. Whew!  It's been a busy time, but 2014 is drawing to a close.  We thought we'd finish this year with a blog looking at the learning that's been happening here at South Hamilton just this week! We are in the second year of 1...
Poster from Mrs. Thompson's room. Whew!  It's been a busy time, but 2014 is drawing to a close.  We thought we'd finish this year with a blog looking at the learning that's been happening here at South Hamilton just this week...
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  • South Hamilton Elementary School
    Instructional Technologist, 2013 - present
  • Boone Community Schools
    English Teacher, 2010 - 2013
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Forest City, Iowa - Gilbert, Iowa
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My name is Cathy. I am the mother of Chet, Abby, and Emily, and a person who loves life! You can find my professional website at Catherine Hines and my e-portfolio at Cathy's portfolio.
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  • University of Northern Iowa
    MA Instruction Technology, 2010 - present
  • UNI
    BA English Teaching, 1986 - 1988
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Hines, Anderson