Category Archives: School

Ressurection

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Having a dead blog, a blog that hasn’t been updated in over a month, is worse than no blog at all. -Eric Dye, http://churchm.ag/church-blog/ Blessed Easter season to you all! It has been quite a month and a half here for us at school.  We are in the final weekend of preparing for our musical, Cinderella Kids.  We made it through the… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day

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I have to update my #FebPhotoaDay posts, and I’ll do that sometime soon, but I wanted to quick update today about the Valentine’s Day project we did in the 7th and 8th grade classrooms! Last week, I took photos of each student with them holding their fists out to their side. I edited the photos using Picnik (so sad it… Read more »

#FebPhotoADay Weekend: Days 4 & 5

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I hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent most of my time correcting/grading papers and reading the book The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman.  It’s a bit outdated, but the concept is this: if an object needs directions or labeling, it’s poorly designed! I chuckled at his comments on how “someday” we will have appointment calendars and… Read more »

Instructional Design

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I started writing this post a while ago, and then I saved the draft and forgot about it… here it is, finally! Happy new year! I hope in 2012 you learn something new every day! It’s been a busy start to the new year so far for me. The first weekend was spent halfway between our home and my in-laws’… Read more »

Have you tried ‘Glogging’?

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Howdy, friends! Hope the last few weeks have treated you well. I’m spending lots of time these days trying to keep up with teaching work and student work and I realized that y’all are probably feeling neglected again! Topic for today is about Glogs. What in the world are Glogs? I had heard mentions of them on Twitter a few… Read more »

Sock Monsters

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Our art project before Christmas time was one of the most non-traditional art projects I’ve done in my teaching career. (Definitely not a bad thing!) We learned a skill that has, in my opinion, declined quite rapidly in today’s society. We were sewing! First, we practiced on some scrap pieces of fabric. We threaded our needles, tied the thread, and… Read more »

Digital Literacy Survey

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I’m working on my Masters in Educational Design and Technology. My current project is to investigate into digital literacy and what tools that teachers will need to be considered ‘digitally literate’ in today’s educational world.  I am looking for teachers to fill out this survey so I can have a wider group of responses than just the teachers at my… Read more »

Its Elemental – Element Flash Card Game

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      We’re learning about the Periodic Table right now and I wanted to share this site I found with you: Its Elemental – Element Flash Card Game. It’s not wonderfully amazing (speaking of its design), but it gets the job done and has lots of different customization options. I think I might use this as a quizzing technique… Read more »

Book Review: “A New Culture of Learning” (and World of Warcraft)

The second-to-last most recent book I’ve had to read for my Masters course was called A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. It was penned by Douglas Thomas and John Seeley Brown. A more interesting fact: it was the first e-book that I actually read on the Kindle App on my iPad! Review aside… Read more »

Screen Sharing with Screenr

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Have you ever wondered how people take videos of their computer screen and add a voice over? I’ve written before about Jing, which is a program you install to your computer.  For those of you who don’t like taking up precious space on your hard drive, Screenr is a web app that will have you screencasting in no time! All… Read more »