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In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time and I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various thoughts, opinions and ideas around my brain. As such, any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.
I share, I learn and therefore I grow.
I spent this morning with educators from all over the world and I loved it!!! We talked about sites and resources that we can use to help make our lives easier, make our students more engaged and provide a platform for our students to share their work. We met online and we talked, laughed, inspired and More >
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 is the first of 2 events to promote Reform Symposium Free Online Conference #RSCON5, July 11-13th, 2014. Sunday’s half day minicon will be held from 9:30am to 1pm EDT and will feature musical guest Jason Levine and keynote speaker Steven Anderson. I am honored to be presenting for the technology smackdown event More >
From time to time I re-evaluate what I currently do and what I have done in the past. One of these re-evaluation reflection sessions led me back to the realization that bringing in the news needs to be a necessary part of my classes. I can’t teach children about how literature is reflected in their More >
Explore ways to integrate technology and increase engagement by using: Google Docs/Forms to collaborate and gather information; Weebly for websites; Kidblog/Wordpress for blogs; Photopeach for photomovies; Twitter for updates; Padlet to gather ideas; Wordle for avatars or presentations; and Screenr for screen captures.
I signed up for an Educator’s account on the Thinglink.com website and I haven’t had time to play. I just created my first one, this vocabulary list for my class. On the ThingLink site there is one for a MLK contest that I love and want to remember when want to create and More >
Today’s 20 Blog Challenge topic asks me to name a website that I can’t live without. I really thought about this for awhile because so many of them came to mind. I started to select my class assignment blog or my PLN blog and then I realized that I visit them often but not daily. More >
When working with text, we need to find Literacy strategies that require our students to do more than read and recite facts. We need to get them to connect with the text and go beyond recalling details. These slides are a part of a presentation that I created for the 2013 Louisiana Council of More >