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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 As such, any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.
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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 >
Anyone who knows me that Being Organized is something that I am NOT. I TRY, but I FAIL, often. Because I know myself and my weaknesses, I am going to enlist the help of my students. The best way to ensure that students take an active role in maintaining the classroom is to assign classroom jobs More >
I have committed to blogging more thanks to Kelly Hines. She has created a list of blogging topics that I hope to follow. Below is the challenge list. Thanks @kellyhines for the 20 day blog challenge: http://t.co/tGfzLpG0ip — Valerie R. Burton (@MsBisOnline) January 2, 2014 @MsBisOnline I hope you will share your journey. Thank you More >
Here are slides from my LACUE 2013 Presentation Tech + CCSS = Engagement Lacue presentation 2013 ccss and tech from VR Burton Integrating technology into your classes can help to cover Common Core State Standards. Many tech tools can aid students in reading and connecting with written and visual text. ELA » Anchor Standards » College and More >
Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) is an online worldwide event that took place this weekend, October 11th – 13th. Shelly Terrell invited me to present and it was awesome. October is Connected Educator Month and The Future of Education hosted the conference online in Blackboard Collaborate webinar rooms. It was a great experience to More >
Exit Tickets can be used to gauge whether or not students have processed new concepts. It is a quick way to have them reflect on information learned or to express their thoughts about new information. Students need to respond to a prompt and it is an easy way to incorporate writing into many different content More >