Colette Cassinelli's Blog (6)

Blogging to make a difference

I read with interest Will Richardson's recent article in Edutopia about an 11 yr old girl named Laura who started a blog last year titled 25 days to make a difference. In the article, Richardson shares… Continue

Added by Colette Cassinelli on December 9, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Online Postcard Exchange using Google Maps

Please join our K-12 Google online Postcard exchange project. This

project was started this month by my school in Beaverton, Oregon. We

invite you to participate in our collaborative Google Map project (see URL below).

It is open to classrooms of ALL ages and any location. The main goal

of this project is to share famous landmarks, locations, or unique

aspects of your home state or region.

Go to my website to learn more about the… Continue

Added by Colette Cassinelli on October 7, 2008 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Doodle 4 Education

My Graphic Design students competed in the Doodle 4 Google contest. Students were to join in the doodling fun around the intriguing theme “What if…?”

Here are the submissions … which one do you like best?

Added by Colette Cassinelli on April 10, 2008 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Using Premiere Elements for Digital Storytelling

On Wednesday I am hosting a workshop to demonstrate Premiere Elements with technology teachers in my area. We will also explore Audacity and PhotoStory. Here are my links for the workshop:

Premiere Elements 2.0…


Added by Colette Cassinelli on November 20, 2007 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Thematic Tech Units

I still teach a basic computer application

course (as opposed to working with HS teachers to integrate technology

into their curriculum) and my goal is to make sure students have the

tech skills necessary to be successful in class. I don’t, however,

want to just teach “computer skills” - and teach technology just for

the sake of learning technology. The past few years I have redesign

my computer application course around themes, such as career

exploration,… Continue

Added by Colette Cassinelli on October 28, 2007 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Google Earth and Postcard Geography


Years ago when I taught 4th grade I participated in a classroom exchange called "Postcard Geography". My students eagerly awaited postcards that we exchanged with schools all across the US. We created a large bulletin board with a map of the US and pinned the postcards next to the city is came from. It was fun to read about the area around the school and we often referred to our postcards as we studied the…


Added by Colette Cassinelli on October 7, 2007 at 4:14pm — No Comments


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