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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 As such, any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.
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This is Day 4 of TEDEd Challenge and the lesson is about the Declaration of Independence. In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia to talk independence. Kenneth C. Davis dives into some of the […]
Today was the first TEDEd Challenge. What challenge you ask? Well TEDEd will share one lesson a day during July to keep our brains in shape this summer. To participate, you must complete the lesson by watching a video and answering then answer a series of questions. Here is the link to sign up http://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/06/22/take-the-ted-ed-july-challenge/ […]
What happens when you gather a room full of Lousiana bloggers in a library on a Saturday? The 1st Annual Louisiana Teacher Blogger Meetup, of course. Jasmine McClain was our hostess with the mostest and she carried out our theme, “Future’s So Bright, We Gotta Wear Our Shades,” fabulously. In my mind, it set the tone for […]
June 4th and June 5th I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd Louisiana Teacher Leaders Summit and I had a blast. I enjoyed the sessions that I attended and I can’t wait to use the new resources that I saw. Click here to see many of the awesome things that were shared with us.
Thanks to my summer ventures into self driven PD, I had an opportunity to play with memes. I realized that I was hooked when I was saving my 20th meme. I wanted to duplicate this engagement in a class assignment for my kids. They have been asked to create memes for 3 assignments. 1st – […]
We are in the midst of Pursuing our Passions as we work through our #PassionateScholars Project. My Scholars are researching a topic that is important to them. I have decided to try out the 20% Project and allow my students to research a topic of their own choosing. This topic should be one that they feel […]
Here are some of the videos that were created as part of our #PassionateScholars Project. The Goal of the assignment was to create a video that introduces the class to their research subjects. I wanted them to pay attention to the subject matter so that the viewing audience would get a sense of what they […]
TodaysMeet is…? TodaysMeet is a backchannel chat platform that was designed for teachers and provides an online space for anyone to share resources, ask questions and discuss text. TodaysMeet allows teachers to create a room that helps guarantee student success. Regardless of the subject, backchannel rooms can lead to full engagement encouraging learning that is […]