Archive for July, 2011

Hiya All!

Here is our fledgling foray into our Facebook audio-video portal:


Here you will find one MightyDog No and his friends…

Hope you all are well, God bless!


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“A Boy & a Dog” – our 1st blended Kindle-oke Audio Puzzle…please visit us at Facebook


and enjoy “A Boy & a Dog” in our video section…

…and thanks again to all of you who contributed to this “A Single Kindle…” project!

HIS School of Santo Nino,

God bless!

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Calling ALL Teachers!

Your homework:

You’ve got 20 kids, ranging from age 5 to 13.

You are alone and offline. What to do?


Introducing HIS School of Musical Appreciation, sponsored by eTAP dot org and the good people at Amazon.


Step One: Select your tune of choice from your iTunes library.

HIS School is fond of the great and legendary family man, Tom Jones, whose recent gospel rocker “Strange Things Happening Everyday” is just too good to not get up and dance to! – so convert your tune of choice to MP3 and send it to the Kindle “music” folder. Okay! Ready to rock!

Step Two: “Content Analysis”, here we consider our lesson plan objectives; our learners’ context, i.e. interests and proclivities; and just how much fun we can have with this blended learning experience. Our heroes over at Nursery Tap (http://www.nurserytap.com/) for example, might guide us down the path of music-body learning in the performing arts, incorporating spatial, cognitive and eTAP.org Language Arts phonics in the rhymes of life!

Step Three: Create a Kindle-friendly 24 font pdf lyrics file so we can reinforce our English language skills while reading along with the music…remember to (a) “save as pdf” with large font 22 or larger, and (b) save in the Kindle “documents” folder…

(Spanish anyone? How about Italian and the Three Tenors? There are endless Kindle-oke possibilities!)

Step Four: Cue Kindle pdf! Cue music! (Nigel Lythgoe thank you!) and let the fun begin!

If you have “A Single Kindle…” story you’d like to share, please do!

You can tweet us @HISschool or leave your contribution here in our HIS Santo Nino wordpress comments box!

To reach Kathy Sarno, HIS School Special Needs educator, please go to hissantonino@gmail.com.

Thank you & God bless!

HIS Friends of Santo Nino

original photo courtesy of HiEdCOACH from the “A Single Kindle..” project:

The SOUL Pilot Program Field Observation of Organic, Self-Organized Collaborative  e-Learning”

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Hello again!

Thanks to our many followers we now have a considerable base of social media support. Thank you all and God bless!

We would like to tap your vast experience as we launch the SOUL Partnership for Success Project this month. This project relies entirely on our eTAP.org partner provided online curriculum tohelp us guide 20 diverse learners from age Pre-K to 13.  Have you managed such a small online learning group? Please tell!

What we are looking for is innovative, blended classroom practice in programs with minimal funding. In short, you have an opportunity to help us shape our program! Please take the time to reflect on what you feel works; what you feel you would do differently; what you think the self-directed, minimally-invasive education model can achieve.

Here is your link to our dream:


“As the world gets smaller, our dreams get bigger…”

Best wishes & God bless you one and all!

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