Saturday, February 18, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Next week I will be a guest speaker for a colleagues night class. Needless to say night class can be boring or wonderful. My goal is somewhere in between but hopefully more wonderful.
My librarian tuned me into Thinglink.com. She did a virtual tour of the newly remodeled Library then submit it as her Library board report to our board of education. Needless to say they LOVED it!
Sometimes I work best "on-the-fly" so this idea just came to me out of nowhere. I was wondering if I could change up the back-to-school teacher letter we always send. The paper copy is still pretty cute and valuable to families but a virtual copy could be even better!
What do you think? (There should be "thinglinks" on each picture.)
Monday, January 30, 2017
Fabulous February has sort of become a tradition over the years. It was actually started by a former elementary principal in my district, Dr. Rhonda Bishop. Some February's we go big and some we are slackers. This year I am trying to make for last year's slacker year.
Fabulous February activities are completely voluntary for all staff members.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Rewind 2-3 years and I shared almost all my technology ideas. Sometimes I think I overshared and overwhelmed my staff. You can lead a horse to water and even though you can't make them drink they can take a sip every now and then:) There are some great resources out there and what you don't know you don't know.
Padlet - Using to brainstorm
Our state tests are in April. If we are going to "begin with the end in mind" we start a planning calendar this time of year. (Snow days are messing up my timeline and schedule for things.) I printed a calendar from Jan.-Apr. Yes, PRINTED like on paper. Old school.
First, we will mark off any days we are out of school. Then, we need to decide days and times we are going to "prep." Some of you will probably stop reading now that I have mentioned test prep. Just cool your jets. In my honest opinion there are things kids need to know or be exposed to before the official test. I'm not going to list all of those things or go into philosophical banter. You can follow along with what my teachers think are important by watching this
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Too funny not to share! I was setting up my WeMo crockpot and this showed up as a suggestion. It creates a " widget" on your home screen to tap and call you if you are in an awkward situation. Personally and professionally I guess.