mikeromard on September 10th, 2010

Image by another.point.in.time via Flickr I have heard people will use this feature to bypass some monthly phone charges, but I was without a mobile or land line phone and wanted to send a text message to a mobile phone. I did have Google and an hour to spare, so I was pleased to find […]

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mikeromard on January 5th, 2009

Here are two 30 minute lessons that I’ve developed for 3rd grade students on the benefits and pitfalls of the World (Wild) Web. For good reason, parents and teachers are concerned when children begin browsing, so I wanted to compile an informative and memorable lesson. Words in italics are what I’d say with the group. […]

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mikeromard on November 16th, 2008

Nutrition is a key study at any grade, but my current grade 3s are studying it in detail. I’ve always found BrainPopJr and BrainPop to be great clever and age-appropriate places to begin. Ask your teacher about your school account and password. BrainPopJr Movie Food Pyramid – A good introduction to food and effects of […]

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mikeromard on November 6th, 2008

Zamzar is a website that can convert a huge number of image, audio and video formats – for free. I found it when I was asking how to save YouTube videos to share with students – just in case the Internet kicks out (which happens regularly in China) or if I need to have it […]

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mikeromard on May 12th, 2008

I found another gem of a video through a Twitter buddy – Rich White – from this website http://roots.greenbush.us/?p=478 Great dig Rich! The title of this video struck a deep cord hold on me. I found myself asking – what can I do to help change? What got me started in this path was I’ve […]

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Mike Romard on April 2nd, 2007

My students are pretending they are planning a final journey to Mars and planning a new colony there. I have to chuckle when they tell me all the materials they plan to bring even though I tell them it’s like a very long picnic – we have to be selective. Then, I found this video […]

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Mike Romard on April 2nd, 2007

While surfing for some interesting video of the planet Mars, I located this one co-directed and designed by an eight year old boy. Very impressive for someone of his age. Take a peek and think of what you could do with a passion you have… Part 1 on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Part 2 on Mars, […]

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Mike Romard on April 2nd, 2007

I originally viewed this video as a powerpoint presentation with a group of sixty colleagues and I remember being overwelmed, impressed and yet motivated all at once. Did you know Video The music alone gets the heart racing but the message and the implications we have on our children are staggering. My students have not […]

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Mike Romard on April 2nd, 2007

Obviously, our Earth isn’t getting any healthier and I was quite excited to learn about biofeuls a few years ago. Then, on my holidays I read a local newspaper indicating that fossil feuls may be a safer source of energy than biofeuls. Of course, I scoffed at first. But, then this second article on the […]

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