Monday, March 31, 2014

Curriculum Video

Here is my curriculum video. I used this as a review in my class for my students. I used snips of my video lessons from throughout the unit!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I have used screencast on my Mac multiple times and have helped others in my building learn to use screencast as well, but for my students I do not use my computer I actually use my iPad. It is the same thing as a screencast with a blank page and me writing. I have used aps like Doceri, Explain Everything, and iMovie with recordings. I have a flipped classroom so I use a "screencast" using Explain Everything for each of my lessons. I attached one of my videos below. I have also posted a link to my website where I keep all of my videos for my students as well.

Friday, March 21, 2014


Here is my Animoto project about my classroom. You will see that I have flipped my classroom and am now in the iPad Academy! Lots of new things this year that I am trying and it really is a blast learning new things and seeing how much my students are benefitting from multimedia in the classroom.

Animoto would be a great tool in the classroom to use as an introduction to new topics, review of topics, or even to have your students create one to show what they learned on a topic. Very easy and fun way to put things together. It is very easy to use so students would have no problems. Endless possibilities with a site like this!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Article Review

Here is my article review on the article, 10 Reasons to Use Multimedia in the Classroom, by Barbara Schroeder.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Hi. My name is Chelsea Hoglund and I am in my 5th year of teaching high school math. I currently teach at Bellevue East High School in Bellevue, Nebraska. This is my 2nd year at Bellevue East. My first three years of teaching I taught in Lincoln, Nebraska at Lincoln North Star. I have taught Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra (Algebra II) and Algebra Support. I am currently teaching 5 sections of Algebra, two of which are Basic Algebra and one is cotaught Algebra. I also coach basketball and soccer at Bellevue East. I was born and raised in Hastings, Nebraska and went to Hastings College for my undergrad. I played soccer for Hastings. This year I have flipped my classroom so that is a new challenge and is very different from the previous four years of my teaching career. It has a lot of challenges, but also has a lot of rewards. It is a lot of work the first year, but I can see the improvement in my students. This last semester I have also been chosen to participate in the iPad Academy through my district so I have a cart of iPads that I use with one of my Algebra classes. It is so fun to learn and try all new things and I really feel like I am improving as a teacher each and every day!

I am a Mac person always have been and always will be. I am very comfortable with technology and use it on a daily basis in all of my classes. My district has great technology coordinators and I have learned so much in the last two years and have truly changed my teaching. I use twitter, secretive, kidblog, khan academy, iPads, iMovie, and so much more on a regular basis in my classroom.

I decided to pursue my degree at Peru State because I have always wanted to further my education. I truly believe a teacher so be constantly researching and learning and changing their teaching according to the students they have in their classroom. I never want to get too comfortable and I feel that getting my masters is just one step in that direction. After I get my degree I plan on getting another Master's degree in instructional coaching and I look to be an instructional coach in the future in the field of math.