Author Archives: Andrea Keller

The Back to School Dash!

The Back to School Dash!

I walked into my classroom last Thursday for the first time all summer! If you know me.. this is kind of crazy!  I had not seen the inside of my classroom ALL summer! I had been filling my brain with all of the amazing professional development I was getting through ISTE, Podstock, and DENSI2012.  

DENSI2012 Favorites

My first ever Discovery Education Network Summer Institute is coming to a close.  I have made some amazing connections, learned a ton of new things, and have a plethora of ideas that I am going to try next year.  There have been a ton of amazing blogs that have already been posted, so I don’t want to

Professional Development

With summer just around the corner (7 days of school left.. not that I am counting) I am looking forward to the professional development that I will be able to take in over the summer!  Although attending conferences face to face are fantastic, it is not always feasible or affordable.  A great way to still

DEN Geocaching Day

This weekend (May 19, 2012) I had the chance to participate in the DEN Geocaching Day in Dallas, Texas.  Laura Gonzalez set up the FANTASTIC event in our area! What is Geocaching you ask? “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and

Making Life Easy

As the end of the school year draws near, I wanted to look back and share some super cool websites/apps that have made my life a little easier.  Being a teacher for children with varying abilities I am constantly taking data and reassessing students needs and accomplishments.  Each of these websites I plan to play

Egg Farm To Table Virtual Field Trip

  With budget cuts, increasing rigor, and time that always runs away from us a virtual field trip is a great way to get “out” of the classroom.  I was super excited to see the email from Discovery Education Network about the Egg Farm to Table Virtual Field Trip.  I automatically forwarded it onto my

Energize… find an PadCamp or EdCamp!

It is the last day of our school districts spring break.  I have had a chance to spend a ton of hours in bed (if you know me.. this is NOT a common occurrence at all)  I am trying to get energized for the next few months of school.    How do you energize yourself to be

TCEA, Summer Learning, and Conferences Oh My!

Although it is only February, I am already thinking about conferences that will be happening this summer.  Conferences are a great way to renew your excitement in teaching, learn new ideas and concepts to take back to your classroom, and of course meet up with friends from all over! What conferences are your must go

The Power of a Hashtag

I have been mulling over this post for a little over a month.   When I became a DEN LC blog member I had so many ideas that I wanted to share, write about, and post.  However, the reality of this year set in.  Changing schools, changing classes, and just change in general made everything

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