Trying to Find my Voice

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Many of the successful blogs I read always seem to have “earth-shattering” information. Teachers find new tools to share and reasons to use technology in their classrooms. Food and fitness bloggers always seem to have the latest amazing workout or the new yummiest recipe that they’ve just whipped up out of nowhere. I’m just this person, writing a blog about… Read more »

Wherein I Still am Considering Ideas about 1:1 Technology

Our principal’s goal at our K-8 school of (approximately) 200 students includes plans to get rid of our computer lab. We have a 30-station lab with desktop computers that are running Windows XP. The majority of them have a Pentium 4 processor and are outdated. (Most classrooms also include one or two of the same desktop computer.) This year, we… Read more »

Mr. Miagi’s Rules for Students

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My family and I were in Cincinnati this weekend for my younger sister’s graduation. (Congratulations on your Masters in Genetic Counseling, Heidi!! We’re proud of you!) When you’re staying in a hotel, it’s inevitable (at least for our family, it seems) to channel-surf. As my brother and I were hanging out this evening, we stumbled upon The Karate Kid. (The… Read more »

Just a Quick Update

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Wedding planning is hard. I keep telling people that things are going okay, but I’m really starting to freak out and I’m getting to the point where I don’t want to do anything because I’m just afraid it’s going to get messed up. (My perfectionism causing problems again, I see.) What am I learning in this? Patience, definitely, but I… Read more »

iPads in Middle School

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EEEE! An iPad! For me!? Really!? I can’t wait! My principal is super-awesome and has allocated some tech funds in order for us to get two iPad 2s. They should be arriving sometime next week. As much as I’d like to take this sweet new piece of technology and make it mine and love it forever, I have to figure… Read more »

Running (Or Lack Thereof)

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Hello readers. At least, I hope there are still some of you out there! Helloooooo? ahem. (I feel like every post is an apology for not writing…anyway…) One of the biggest things I’ve been failing with is time management.  Well, maybe not.  Right now, I am: Teaching full time (and logging lots of non-paid overtime hours correcting and planning–because I… Read more »

Seven Reasons to Blog with your Students

This week I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the use of technology in the classroom to help meet learning goals. The chapter I  read as an assignment for my grad class focused on evaluation of educational technology software and integration strategies. One of the activities focused on blogging as a class activity. One of the reasons I started this… Read more »

A Wonderful Weekend (Part Two)

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Good day! I have a few announcements to make here at Learn for a Lifetime! Announcement Number One: I have decided to stay in my current position.  After many hours of prayer, examination of my gifts and how they would fit with each ministry, I knew that God had it in his plans for me to continue at Trinity.  I… Read more »