Maker Something

On December 3, 2014 By

Not sure what kind of a space it is. Feels a bit like the days I subbed for shop class back at Parkland. Keep on worrying about them cutting themselves or burning something. They sure are having fun creating things!


Continue Reading

A Widget With Two iframes

On December 3, 2014 By

One more nice thing about using Hype to create your iBook Author widgets is that you can combine different resources. This would have been useful with the flipped classroom I used two years ago. As I was showing iBook author to a colleague she liked the idea of having everything in one space for the students. […]

Continue Reading

PDF to Keynote to iBook Widget

On November 9, 2014 By

I came across Canva a while back. Recently they have added some great tutorials to their site complete with teaching materials. I am pretty sure I will be asking my students to try

the tutorials out quite soon. After downloading one of their workshop tutorials in pdf form I wanted […]

Continue Reading


On October 29, 2014 By

As I come to the end of my Scratch unit and I start reflecting on what I will keep or change I am also thinking about the differentiation possible with coding. Over the years one assignment that I have used, when teaching Java and Scratch, is a slope assignment.

You can find this and more at this Continue Reading


On October 22, 2014 By

Some kids just attack this stuff. As his Dad said in our meetings today “it’s too bad that this wasn’t taught last year”. Fortunately things are changing and moving back to where they were a few years back.

Task is to create a game that has a help screen, start menu, and a number of other […]

Continue Reading

iBook Author and ePubs

On October 21, 2014 By

You can import ePubs into iBook Author as of the last update. This makes a few things I did last year a lot easier. To create a custom Math Text in an iBook format you could create it on then download the ePub. Import the ePub into iBook […]

Continue Reading