Melissa Johnston
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Ideas for Using Technology Grant Money for Classroom?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary E Meisinger Sep 9, 2011. 10 Replies

My district has encouraged teachers to apply for a district-funded $500 grant. Any suggestions for a technology piece or program that I might ask for to benefit the language arts curriculum? I have…Continue

Tags: technology, money, grant

blog post approval

Started Sep 7, 2011 0 Replies

How long does it take to have my blog post approved? Thanks in advance for the info.


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Using Technology to Teach Language Arts

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 9:23am 0 Comments

Today in class, I guided students through the steps of creating their own introductory wikipage for my Language Arts class. On this page, they included a welcome greeting using a “cool” text generator, uploaded a favorite picture using, and added a favorite quote from a quotation site. These pages will be linked from a Student Pages site on our class wiki, and students will be responsible for maintaining them throughout…


#25wordstory Challenge

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 11:49am 0 Comments

I happened across the Twitter 25 Word Story writing experiment and challenge a few days ago and thought this would be a great idea to share with my 6th grade gifted class. The goal is to tell a story in exactly 25 words. To introduce them to the concept, I shared Kevin Hodgson’s Prezi  titled “Sixty 25-Word Stories”. I really didn’t do much more than that and hoped that some of them would take interest.…


Netbooks are Here!

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am 2 Comments

My students received their netbooks on Friday, so this week begins a new adventure in learning for us! The kids will be adjusting to a different style of instruction as most everything I do in the classroom is supported by technology through my wikispace. In a blog last year I wrote about the purpose my wikispace would serve.

 Here is an…


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