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What is your Personal Web Presence?

April 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Blogging, Google, Just for fun, PLNs, Professional Developments, Reflections

I have been working on my personal web presence, PWP, for years and will continue to do so because …. well because.  I had blogs, wikis, Twitter accounts and more but never thought about a way to pull it together.  That is part of the Personal Web Presence, PWP. I want to get it “right” […]

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My Mightybell experience via Steve Hargadon

April 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Blogging, PLNs, Professional Developments, Resources, Tech Tools

Steve Hargadon created a social network with the goal of  helping educators learn to use the Web for their own learning–in part to help them understand where these tools will have pedagogical value for them in the classroom, but also to help them rejuvenate their own learning and careers. Steve Hargadon’s Teacher 2.0: Using the Web […]

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10 tools that are essential to my class

July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Curriculum, Digital Storytelling, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Resources, Tech Classrooms, Tech Tools

This post was copied from my professional blog Last summer I took part in PBWork’s Summer Camp and learned lots of resources, tools and tips to use in my class. That was also the summer of my 1st Tweet. I say my first tweet because my PLN did not blossom and bloom until I began […]

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Do you have 30 days to invest in yourself?

February 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Blogging, PLNs, WOW

 It would appear that I have homework to do.  Shelly Terrell is one of my Tweople and I treasure the resources and insight that she shares.  She has just recently completed her 30 goal challenge.  I have been following her progress and the progress of others who got off of the couch while I sat on […]

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English I LCC resources

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, LCCs, PLNs, WOW

Thanks to a Twitter mention, I explored the Vermillion Parish Site for resources.  It is a wonderful site for resource help for those of us who teach in Louisiana and use the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum.  The link below is to a page of resources designed to help teach the 6 units that we must cover […]

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TeachersFirst: Online Tools

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Just for fun, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, WOW

Please do yourself a favor and check out.  TeachersFirst: Online Tools   Be sure to bookmark this site.  Here you will find a plethora of online tools to use.  You can find everything from rubrics, interactive graphic organizers, worksheet builders, letter writer generator, posters, and a “partridge in a pear tree.”  Peruse and enjoy. 

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The Knowledge Sharing Place – LiveBinders

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments · PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms

Here is a great resource that will allow you to create an online binder for yourself or to share with others. The Knowledge Sharing Place – LiveBinders Gathering information to share? How do you pull everything together? LiveBinders is your online 3-ring binder  Live Binders allows you to compile tons and tons of resources together […]

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Collaboration training is needed

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments · PLNs, Professional Developments

I am currently enrolled in an Online course that explores the tools and resources needed to successfully collaborate with special education paras.  So far we are in week 3 and I have learned that I know absolutely nothing useful about collaborating with colleagues. Collaborating is similar to sharing and that is a concept that I honestly […]

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Week one is over and we have many, many, many, many more to go

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments · PLNs, Professional Developments

Evaluation time.  Week 1 is over.  I have stacked, unstacked and restacked boxes filled with our new textbooks.  I have distributed books, collected books and ordered books.  I have met, hugged, kissed, greeted, disciplined and encouraged hundreds of students.  I am exhausted.  I have 3 ninety minute freshman classes.  I expect the year to be a […]

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My Tweets for 2009-08-12

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, PLNs, Professional Developments, Project Learning, Tech Classrooms, Twitter, WOW

RT @keisawilliams: I am so thankful for teachers who post their lessons this thoroughly. Saves me a ton of time http://tinyurl.com/dms868 # RT @russeltarr: Making elearning books using classtools: http://tinyurl.com/r4u7k5 # @MrWCunningham I don’t think that any of us have seen so many teachers. see you in morning # @MrWCunningham Fast learner Mr Cunningham. You […]

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What needs to change?

July 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Assignments, PLNs, Professional Developments, WOW

What is new today that was not present 20 years ago? Well that is easy: blogs, social networks, wikis, webpages, numerous Web 2.0 tools, etc.  The business world is going to require that they use these tools so I feel that it is necessary to teach them using these tools.  The traditional classroom of desks […]

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