A Dance With the Butterflies

This blog is an area for project participants to collaborate, share ideas, ask questions, etc.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Springfield's Planning Tool

Please contact Carolynn if you would like her to e-mail you the Kidspiration diagram.
Carolyn Bruton

Springfield's Butterfly Blog

Carolyn Bruton, a participant in our project created here own butterfly blog.
She is using Kidspiration as a planning tool and is thrilled to have so many of her own staff involved in their butterfly unit. You are welcome to add a comment in their blog.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Kid Pix Activity

Thursday, April 20, 2006

tools and progress

Hello, everbody. I'm so anxious to see your projects, I can hardly wait. How are they coming? Any hints as to what you are doing? I was just looking a a new tool, (or maybe just new to me) called Pixie www.tech4learning.com/pixie by Tech4Learning. It's seems easy and maybe something that could be used in this project. If you try it let us know what you think.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Butterfly Blog Field Guide

I thought it would be cool if we all posted an online Butterfly field guide from all of the areas where we are.

Here is one for our area of North East New Jersey. We'll save it in our favorites folder for reference and I'll also print out a copy of the checklist for the children.

( I found a cool one for you too ,Dana.. But I thought your kids would enjoy finding it themselves. :))

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Audio clips again

Hi all,
Here in Hong Kong is already summer and it's much more pleasant to stay indoor under the aircon. That's why I had plenty of time to experiment with audio clips. I created my first vaw file and converted it to an mp3. It's great. I will show it to my students. Thank you Sarah and Susan for teaching me how to do it.

Monday, April 03, 2006


I presented at a conference on Saturday about UDL. I had an interesting comment- isn't universal a concept that should apply for all. I had not thought of it that way. I looked it up in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_design and I see how that could be an interpretation of universal design. How can we make the distinction? I also got the question "how is Universal Design different from differentiated learning?" Tough questions. Wish you guys had been with me to help field these questions :-)

Sunday, April 02, 2006

A Dance With the Butterflies

Hi all,

Just checking in. I guess everyone in my neck of the woods must be out enjoying spring.
A little girl in my class pointed out two cabbage white butterflies on Friday. She said "Look at the butterflies dancing!" How apropos! And so it begins..Next week is the NAEYC Week of the Young Child. The theme is "Building Better Futures for All Children"
(This is apropos as well.:))
I did a search for UDL on the NAEYC site and found these two article that I need to share with our Dean:

Those audio clips are amazing!I can't wait to try it.
But today is too beautiful to stay inside and do research. I'm off in search of some dancing butterflies.:)

Have a great day!