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Grade 6 teacher from Kingston, Jamaica

Using the Elmo

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Hi, a colleague of mine showed me the Elmo once, but she was having trouble setting it up, so I never got a chance to see how it works. After reading your post, I was very enlightened, as I can see how it would work for my grade 6 class who are struggling writers. There are many issues that I have with their writing, and this would help a whole lot to see them critique each others work. I know they value their peers' contribution.

Once I tried to retype some of their writing pieces and displaying them using the multimedia projector, but that did not capture all of the things that I wanted to highlight. I sometimes have them do paired editing, but with the Elmo, whole group editing can be made possible. I believe that using the Elmo will help us to make great strides in the writing class.

I will revisit my friend to help her dust it off and ensure that it works properly, so that I can get to use it until I can encourage the school to purchase one, or acquire one by any other means.

ELMO initiative

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My name is Rannie. I work for ELMO Headquarters in Japan as a global marketing officer. I am so glad to know that so many educators in the USA who really interested in how ELMO can help for better learning and teaching.
As we have released an educational technology called ELMO wireless tablet, I am hoping all of you would be interested in knowing the details of our tablet initiative which will be launched in the USA soon.

ELMO wireless tablet is a teaching tool which can operate both ELMO document camera and the computer. Aslo, you will be able annotate on the real subjucts projected on the big screen. If you are familar with document camera, you will definitly love this device. It is actually very similar to an interactive whiteboard, but you do not need to stand in front of the screen all the time as it is protable and wireless.

We are planning to launch an initiative to have excellent teachers in the USA to try ELMO tablet and together get meaningful findings on how the technologies can help to improve teaching and learning.
Hope you will be interested in it.
I am looking forward to hearing from all of you.
Thank you

ELMO initiative

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My name is Rannie. I work for ELMO Headquarters in Japan as a global marketing officer. I am so glad to know that so many educators in the USA who really interested in how ELMO can help for better learning and teaching.
As we have released an educational technology called ELMO wireless tablet, I am hoping all of you would be interested in knowing the details of our tablet initiative which will be launched in the USA soon.

ELMO wireless tablet is a teaching tool which can operate both ELMO document camera and the computer. Aslo, you will be able annotate on the real subjucts projected on the big screen. If you are familar with document camera, you will definitly love this device. It is actually very similar to an interactive whiteboard, but you do not need to stand in front of the screen all the time as it is protable and wireless.

We are planning to launch an initiative to have excellent teachers in the USA to try ELMO tablet and together get meaningful findings on how the technologies can help to improve teaching and learning.
Hope you will be interested in it.
I am looking forward to hearing from all of you.
Thank you

This is my first year as a

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This is my first year as a first grade teacher and believed the Elmo was going to be great to show pictures of books as I read to the class. Apparently, I was wrong. Thank you for all of the ideas for use of the Elmo in writing. It is so important to model over and over for the first graders on any subject. I can't wait to get to school and show them many examples of the writing process. Letting them edit papers with the class should be a helpful tool for writing.

Inspired

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I don't have an ELMO yet but after reading your article I can't wait to share my success stories too.

Susan

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Two things I like about what I read. I think the Elmo is great for the impromptu moment or what some of us call the teachable moment in our classroom. The second aspect is that everyone can see. How many times a kid missed a concept because they are not the tallest in the class or the kid that can't be still always seemed to end up in front of them in a demonstration is too numerous to count. I know that several science experiments had to be repeated, so everyone could see. Now, we can repeat an experiment to test its validity not just so everyone gets to see the result of one experiment that was done three times.

i have used an elmo in a

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i have used an elmo in a kindergarten class and the children love it! we were able to show examples of the students' work to the class to show what "worked" and what "needed improvement"! i feel it really motivates students to do and share their work.

Jan Blase (not verified)

Hi, I am waiting to get my

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Hi, I am waiting to get my document projector installed in my 1st grade classroom. We are in the process of writing our goals for the year. I would like to use the technology for my goal. Do you have any ideas about how I could use the document projector for my goal. I appreciate any help. Thank you.
Jan in Nebraska

Marie Vazquez (not verified)

The first time I experienced

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The first time I experienced an ELMO presentation was at a workshop at Teacher's College. As a previous reader commented, I too began to think of the possibilities for instruction. Smartboard requires preplanned lessons. With an Elmo, you can take a reading or writing conference you just had with a student and turn it into a minilesson for the whole class. Rather than just hearing you conference with a fellow student at a table, as Teacher's College suggests, students can literally see the conference you are having with student. Those of us who use Teacher's College will immediately benefit from this tool.

NonFiction writing and reading has always been a challenge for the students in my school. In just a few days, I have seen a dramatic improvement in their note taking skills and their understanding of the structure of nonfiction texts.

I am now searching for grants to purchase one for my classroom. It is important to buy one which will deliver a high quality image so a good projector is also necessary. If you have a low lumen projector, the effort is futile because the students cannot see the image clearly.

I will keep posted to this site for any feedback on your experiences or help procuring a document camera and projector.

Former Director of Outreach at Edutopia

Technology funding

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You may want to check Edutopia's grants page. There are also some good reader comments pointing to additional sources of grants.

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