Amy Koegel
  • 49, Female
  • Arlington Heights
  • United States
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I am a 3rd grade teacher looking to hook up with other elementary teachers to share ideas!

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Summer is a Time for New Ideas

Posted on June 26, 2008 at 9:02am 2 Comments

Although many of us enjoy taking time to relax and recharge, this is also a good time to reconnect with old Classroom 2.0 friends and to make new ones. This is when I have the space to think about ways to change/update curriculum in meaningful ways for my 3rd graders.

This summer I have also been given a grant for a school-wide learning experience with food. This project will have lessons, speakers, field trips, curricular tie-ins, and hands on experiences. It will encompass… Continue

Back for a new school year!

Posted on September 2, 2007 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

After taking some time off for a much needed vacation, I am back in action! How are you today?

Teaching Kids to Write Fiction

Posted on June 24, 2007 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

I am trying to invite other teachers to visit my blog in order to collect some ideas for my summer grant project! I am rehabbing the fiction writing unit in my 3rd grade class, but I also want to share ideas with my colleagues about what others are doing. Please link here to my blog called Life in Lower School. Stay tuned for a link to my wiki that will contain my notes about the book I am reading on this subject, Writing the Whole Story by… Continue

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At 1:07am on October 13, 2010, Kaylee hutton said…
Hi.. I am new to Classroom 2.0 and thrilled to have stumbled across it. Excited about the prospects of connecting with other elementary tech teachers around World. Looking forward to sharing ideas and improving my skills as an elementary teacher.
At 10:15am on January 31, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Amy. I was wondering if you have any high school contacts who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at Please let me know. Thanks!
At 10:33pm on January 22, 2009, Eddie S said…
Hey Amy,
Thanks for the invite. Today some of my sixth graders were visiting your blog for ideas on designing their own sites. Hopefully some kids will use some View From 3rd Grade ideas as they create their sites. I'll let you know.

At 3:28pm on July 23, 2008, Rick Glass said…
Hi Amy,
Happy to make your acquaintance. Often my picture scares folks off. It was taken near Leland, MI., where I found my first Petosky stone. I tell my students it was taken when I helped Lewis and Clark find a route to the Pacific Ocean.
I know how very blessed I am to have access to so many tools. But along the way, I have learned to make do with very little. I have built a learning network called the Husky Howler Network. You can check it out at
We have done many projects with classes. Some of the teachers only have access to a computer at home.
Happy to share ideas but perhaps our kids could share a project or two during the school year.
At 4:33pm on June 26, 2008, Jen Kern said…
Hi Amy! I am a tech/staff dev. consultant actually, but taught kindergarten for several years.
At 12:03pm on June 26, 2008, Jen Kern said…
I love these types of bookmaking projects:
There's also a web2.0 tool that allows students to create books and publish if they want online:
To practice writing according to text structure, this site is really great:
At 9:29am on June 13, 2008, CIndyLane said…
Awesome! I shall play it forward!
At 2:29pm on June 11, 2008, CIndyLane said…
Amy, My ELITE Teachers would love to correspond with you! May I share your information with them? There are several 3rd grade teachers that would love to share!
At 3:00pm on December 10, 2007, teach42 said…
Hey Amy! Saw a comment of yours on someone else's wall. I'm right in your neighborhood, working out of Evanston and living in Skokie. If you ever want to have some coffee and talk tech, let me know!
At 5:42pm on November 5, 2007, Kevin H. said…
Hi Amy
Well, I embed in Edublogs through the little "A" button on the text tool bar. If it is a YouTube or GoogleVid, you click that button and it asks for the web address of the video, and then it does all the work for you (love that).
Using TeacherTube is a bit more difficult, in that you need to grab the special edublog code from TeacherTube, and then go into the Code of the post, and put it in that way. I have found, however, that TT videos take a long time to buffer.
Let me know how it goes and if I can provide any further help.


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