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Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
A. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
B. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
C. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
D. identify trends and forecast possibilities.

Presenters: Aly Tapp, Kevin Willson, Samantha Smith Room: Auditorium Contact: Contact: Contact:


Teacher Presentation
Student Discovery
Expository Essays/Reports
Multimedia Projects
Surface Comprehension
Deep Knowledge
Whole Group
Isolated Activities
Longer Projects
Scripted lesson and time line
Adaptable sequencing
Private work shared only with teacher
Public work shared with real external audience


Wikis and Google Docs


Fifth Grade students researched explorers using World Book Online, wrote a first person account and created a blabberize to share the information.

Glogster (Video)

Fifth Grade students video recorded a Jamestown colony play and showcased using Glogster Edu. (

Glogster (Video)

Kindergarten students share their pet stories. (

Wikis & Podcasts

Fourth grade students researched Pennsylvania fish using provided sites. They gathered research information on a wiki page and condensed into a two person conversation about the fish. (

Math and Music

Fifth Grade students take math songs and make their own videos. ( and StudyJams from Scholastic.

First Grade Projects

Traci Blazosky does many creative projects with her students. (

Wikis and the Constitution

The Constitution interpreted by fifth graders. (

Creative Cougars


5th grade Storybook - excellent visual prompts for writing...(
5th grade Story (shorter) - visual prompts for writing - A scary story (


5th grade students
living things videos

AM announcements

states projects


5th graders submit work, converse with their classmates in and out of class and with the teacher


Google Docs

5th graders add to the "word of the day" document

Sites to Explore

Google Docs
Elementary Tech Wikispace

Screencasting tools

Jing free download-
Where your swf files from Jing can be uploaded to so you can share the url... (you have an account from when you download Jing)
screencast-o-matic is a free website -
screentoaster is a free website -
SnapZ Pro is a paid for screencasting software (affordable) -
Mac users - Snowleopard has screencasting options automatically in Quicktime


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Experiences with technology and digital resources for Creativity and Innovation strand.
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  • Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources.
  • Identify, research, and collect data on an environmental issue using digital resources and propose a developmentally appropriate solution.
  • In a collaborative group, use a variety of technologies to produce a digital presentation or product in a curriculum area.
  • Use simulations and graphical organizers to explore and depict patterns of growth such as the life cycles of plants and animals.


  • Produce a media-rich digital story about a significant local event based on first-person interviews.
  • Use digital imaging technology to modify or create works of art for use in a digital presentation.


  • Describe and illustrate a content-related concept or process using a model, simulation, or concept-mapping software.
  • Create original animations or videos documenting school, community, or local events.
  • Gather data, examine patterns, and apply information for decision making using digital tools and resources.


  • Design, develop and test a digital learning game to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to curriculum content.
  • Create and publish an online art gallery with examples and commentary that demonstrate an understanding of different historical periods, cultures, and countries.
  • Employ curriculum-specific simulations to practice critical-thinking processes.
  • Identify a complex global issue, develop a systematic plan of investigation, and present innovative sustainable solutions.
  • Design a website that meets accessibility requirements.
  • Create media-rich presentations for other students on the appropriate and ethical use of digital tools and resources.