I attended Educon 2.2 virtually today from the comfort of my sofa. I really wanted to attend in person and spend time with the great educators who were there and have extended conversations with members of my PLN. Since time and money did not allow that this year I did the next best thing and got involved virtually. I thoroughly enjoyed my day which started at 9:30 and continued until 3:00. Most of the time the streaming worked well, but there were a few glitches. But that is the nature of tech. Some of the conversations I took part in involved what teacher education should look like, how educational spaces should be organized, and best practices for backchanneling. Thanks to everyone who was responsible for extending the conversations. I look forward to being there in person next year.
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Monday – PBWorks Summer Camp offically started. Got my homework.
Tuesday – Attend PBWorks Summer Camp webinar and work on homework.
Wednesday – Start getting things ready for the trip north. Submit materials electonically for August presentation.
Thursady – Pack for my trip. Finish my PBWorks Summer Camp homework.
Friday – Be at the airport for 6:00 a.m. for flight to BWI (Baltimore/Washington International)
Saturday – Attend DEN Extravaganza in Silver Springs, MD. I can’t wait to meet the other STARS.
Then travel to D.C. for NECC.
I started my Earth Day celebration with my students before our spring break. We watched this video so my students had some background knowledge of how this celebration was started. I told them we were participating in a very large online project called Earth Day Groceries Project. I went to the grocery store right next door to our school and borrowed a bundle of paper grocery bags (400 bags to the bundle) which will each be decorated with a “save the environment” message and artwork by the students. The decorated bags will be returned to the store before April 22 so that customers can have their groceries bagged in one of them. Not only are my students learning the lessons of reduce, reuse, recycle, but they are helping spread the word throughout our community.
They are also making PowerPoint slides of math word problems that have an environmental theme, writing acrostic poems about Earth Day and litter, playing environmental online games, and finding their carbon footprint. Click on the link above the picture for lots of Earth Days to use with your students.
I am so honored to be included in the ranks of Star Discovery Educator. I look forward to building my PLN with the members of this group. May our journey be filled with great adventures.