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Saturday, May 23, 2015

2015 Summer Classes~Register Now!

Our Summer 2015 Sessions
Do you miss us?!?! Cause we sure miss you all! Angie and I have been super busy (as always....and who isn't right?!) But know that we aren't gone completely. We've just been working on our own individual projects.

 However, never fear as we are joining forces again to bring to you our super fun and super informative technology and teaching professional development courses! We decided this summer to branch out and host the sessions ourselves.  I've written a blog post about it on my personal blog teachernorman.blogspot.com.  Be sure to check it out!

And please look at and share with your colleagues and friends our summer 2015 sessions. We'd love to see you this summer!
Register Directly on our Eventbrite Page!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How is your posture?

It is very exciting when we get mobile devices in the hands of our students! There are so many wonderful things they can create. Once the rules have been reviewed and students know the expectations for their project we let them go and many times they are off and running (not really running, we wouldn't allow running with an iPad in our classrooms)!

When I first started using iPods (Yes, iPods... iPads were not even made yet) my rule was the iPod lays flat on the table and we use one finger to navigate it. After many conversations with my chiropractor, about the neat things my students were doing, he asked me about their posture. This is something I did not think of while my students were using iPods in my classroom.

My chiropractor, Dr. Mark Roerick at Advantage Chiropractic, is on a mission to help everyone have correct posture while using mobile devices. All mobile devices

  • iPods
  • iPads
  • Chromebooks
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Cell phones
and the list goes on. We worked together to create a website with resources for teachers. 
to visit the website. We also created a couple one minute videos you can show your kiddos before they use their devices to help them get into the correct posture. 

When you visit the website, find the corresponding age group to see the YouTube video. We know that not all schools have YouTube open (our district opened it this year) so we also included a link to the video in Vimeo. Side note- Have you used safeshare.tv to share YouTube videos with your students in a protected environment? We love it because it takes the video out of YouTube, takes away the comments, suggested videos and all distractions. Check it out here


We are guessing that most of our readers work with the younger grades and the video above are most appropriate. But, if you have a connection with teachers in older grades, feel free to pass the following resources along to them

Safeshare.tv Link http://safeshare.tv/w/HlUIXhBAxT  Vimeo Link https://vimeo.com/109647174