Professor Syntax is in the Grapevine!

Grapevine4_1Sylvia Vigo-Smith, one of our STAR DEN members in South Florida is so excited to be teaching Language Arts again.  She moved to Bellalago Charter Academy this year and is getting her students interested in grammar with unitedstreaming.  I’ll let Sylvia explain it in her own words….    Professor_syntax

I love the DEN and I LOVE unitedstreaming. This is my first year back to teaching grammar in about 12 years so I use unitedstreaming videos to first brush up on my skills and then put them into Powerpoint presentations with notes to teach the skills to my students. It’s a fun way to break up notes so the kids don’t become bored. Professor Syntax and I are on a first name basis and my students now look forward to seeing him and his friend Nemesis. I usually show the whole video and then break up the segments with notes in between re-enforcing the video. If the students are having problems understanding I can replay the segment to reteach with more from the textbook and/or other reproducibles.

Do you have a favorite character in unitedstreaming?

I have two more GOOD NEWS items from the DEN that I wouldn’t want you to miss: the new DEN podcast and an opportunity to attend a great conference!Thegrapevinemarble_1

First, the DEN podcast. I am very excited about this because I have become a podcaster and enjoy listening "ubiquitously."  I am also creating a South FL podcast and will have it ready soon (how’s that for vague?)  Our National Blog DEN podcast is going to feature Character Education in the first episode and all the details can be found on the National DEN site.  If you haven’t subscribed to the National DEN site, I highly recommend it. 

Tl_logo_3_2 Second, the T + L Conference is being held in Dallas, TX, Nov. 8 -10th.  Now you may wonder why we are mentioning this in Florida, but we are looking for a few great STAR DEN members who love to attend.  If you love technology and are adventurous, check out all the details.  If I were you, I would definitely comment on the National blog about it!

Thanks again Florida, you have had some of the greatest unitedstreaming ideas and comments in this Good News Grapevine Contest.  The contest runs until October 31st. No pressure!

Ubiquitous1_20 As always, I am
Ubiquitously yours

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  1. Michele Futch said:

    I love Professor Syntax, too. He is really great. Also, I like the Math Characters, the Standard Deviants! They both help explain things so well. It helps to have another approach to the curriculum. Thanks United Streaming!

  2. Debbie Bohanan said:

    What a great way to teach grammer. You students will always remember Professor Syntax!

  3. Sylvia Vigo-Smith said:

    Wow, look at me I’m a celebrity! I will be posting some of my powerpoints to the main DEN website soon, so keep an eye out.

  4. Michele Futch said:

    Great to hear you are doing such great things, Sylvia! Keep up the good work!

  5. LaQuita Hutchinson said:

    This is really great. Thank you for the great ideas. I think it’s time for another DEN regional event.

  6. Danielle Abernethy said:

    We’ll hopefully see most if not all of you at the dinner at FETC. Our pre-conference is going to have limited space. I’ll schedule an online webinar reunion though if you want.

  7. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    Great Ideas Sylvia – Thanks for sharing – we are always looking for recommendations to get through to the students.

  8. Tommy McClellan said:

    I am another United Streaming Believer from the NFL Den. It is an awesome tool that I use all the time!

  9. Fotini Guzman said:

    Way to go Sylvia. It sounds like you are enjoying your new job.

  10. Debbie Bohanan said:

    I love the grapevine. This is such a wonderful way to share the great things that are going on in our classroom.

  11. Debbie Bohanan said:

    I will be uploading to the grapevine this week. I am sorry it has taken me so long.

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