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New Stuff

It has been a long time since my last blog post.  One of the things all of those blogging/social media websites say is most important is the frequency with which you blog.  Oops.  It is not for lack of wanting to share, more like exactly what…New Stuff is coming.  The …

Teaching to Our Past

Teaching To Our Students Future

My Past The classroom has changed since my first year of teaching way, way back in 1997.  I had a chalkboard, some colored chalk, and an overhead projector.  There was also a TV hanging from the ceiling for Channel One news.  Year two added an internet connected computer in the …

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Ice T? Nope – Lemonade…

Iced T? I think this commercial is an excellent parallel for teachers to consider.  How many times have we taught a lesson (that we thought was perfect) and the students look back at us with confusion?  Or we say something for the millionth time and get asked that question again…How …

Camtasia

Camtasia

Camtasia is an amazing piece of software from Techsmith.  It can be intimidating when you are working with technology and aren’t sure what to do next.  It can be overwhelming when there are so many different choices – where do you begin?  Camtasia allows for you to grow as you …

Student Creation

Student Creation

Thinking on next school year already?  Think about ways to have your students create for the world!  In today’s post we will talk about some different websites, iPad Apps, and Google Apps for Education ideas that you can start using on day one.  No matter what age you teach – …

Gamify PD

Gamify Your PD

Level up your staff! Power up your practice! So try things you never thought you would try or learn things that you never thought you would learn. Take an intentional risk and find amazing rewards!

Technology Hacks

Technology Hacks for Educators

What is a Hack? Classroom hacks are loosely defined as anything that you can do to make your life easier or anything that can be repurposed outside of its intended use, for your benefit.  If you do a search for classroom hacks on Pinterest, you will find tons of different …

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Your Thoughts Please!

You know what I love about my PLN?  They share! Coming up in just a few short days is the OTA/Encyclomedia Conference in Oklahoma City.  I love this conference – it has contributed to my growth as a teacher.  It has given me the opportunity to meet amazing teachers. One …

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QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Last year at the beginning of the year, I had my students do a QR code math review.  It was great fun and it allowed the students to explore the school!  You can do this to – just figure out what the key areas of your building are and have …

Tweets for Tweachers

As a teacher, I understand that you don’t need another thing to keep up with…BUT if you are not using Twitter, you are missing opportunities to grow as a teacher.  Connect with other teachers, or professionals, get ideas, share your brilliance, inform parents…the list goes on and on.  Take a …

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