Karen "Kay" Butler

Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Teacher
Patrick F Taylor Science & Technology Academy

Voki I added Aug 5 2011

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I like to pursue new hobbies, so . . .
I took up painting this summer!
I also attended several seminars /
workshops / training sessions
(whatever you want to call them!).
With respect to professional development in technology,
I thoroughly enjoyed my TI-Nspire CX training . . .
HEY!
Look who decided to join us for this technology BootCamp!
It's Slim CX!
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I don't have a blog yet . . . multiple and new preps during the past few years have kept me a little too busy to blog.

Although I am way behind most people participating in this Tech BootCamp, I plan to catch up before the end of Week #5!


Week #1: WORDLES from my presentation "NAGC - Technology: Potential 2011-12 Professional Development Opportunities for JPPSS Teachers"

Project and Presentation Wordles

Wordles were used to introduce projects to my students as well as to serve as transition slides in a PowerPoint used to present ideas for integrating technology in the classroom to teachers in our school district last spring. Wordles were also used by my students to provide a unique visual to display vocabulary words at the end of a unit (I don’t have any samples of those).

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The pictures above show how Wordles can be used to provide transition slides when changing
from one topic or concept to another within a PowerPoint or FlipChart.

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Tootsie Pop Project Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/3538503/Tootsie_Pop_Project

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Parabolas in the Real World Project Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/3538437/Parabolas_in_the_Real_World

Project Wordles (additional notes):
Key words from the project Wordle are used for a whole class discussion in which students express their current understandings.
From here we move to the entry document, and then students brainstorm their "Need to Know" list for the project.
(These discussions provide me with information needed to develop scaffolding activities for the project.)


Week #2: VOICE THREADS

Differentiation in the Math Class

TBA Soon!






Week #3: STORYBIRD

Homework? Oh, yeah! Homework!

Oh, no! A Monster Ate My HomeWork!


OH, NO! A MONSTER ATE MY HOMEWORK! by MzB on Storybird





Week #4: WETOKU


Subtitle


Coming your way later this month since I don't have a webcam. :(




Week #5: Blah! Blah! Blah! BLOG!

Preparing NOW for STUDENTS Coming to My Classroom SOON! :)

I've set up my blog using edublog; however, I haven't had time to work on my page design or figure out how to set up "widgets" and such. Here's the link to my first blog post . . . please consider leaving a comment / response to my blog. Be sure to check back in mid-late August for updates and changes! :)

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