Technology in Education · Teaching Reflections

5 Essential Technology Infographics for Teachers

I wasn’t always techy; it’s something I’ve forced myself to learn as I saw the necessity for it in terms of engaging my students, increasing communication with colleagues, students and parents and organizing my resources effectively. But don’t get me wrong – I’m far from a professional. I’m constantly learning and trying new things in… Continue reading 5 Essential Technology Infographics for Teachers

Literacy · Teaching Reflections · Technology in Education · Topics for Parents and Students

5 Easy Steps to use Instagram in Creating a Culture of Reading at your School

Last year when teaching my students about social media, I had them complete a poll: what social media applications did they use the most? We were in the midst of studying social media applications, their power and influence but I had an ulterior motive: I wanted to find out their digital patterns to use as… Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to use Instagram in Creating a Culture of Reading at your School

Teaching Reflections · Technology in Education · Topics for Parents and Students

The binder is dead; go paperless using online learning journals! Easy. Engaging. Evaluative.

I LOVE online learning communities for educators. Although I’ve really only started following some great teachers on Twitter, Facebook and Teachers Pay Teachers this school year, I genuinely feel like I’ve learned more over the past few months about pedagogy and cool new teaching ideas than I have in the past 10. This is where I… Continue reading The binder is dead; go paperless using online learning journals! Easy. Engaging. Evaluative.

genius time · Teaching Reflections · Technology in Education

Why Teacher PD Should be Genius Time

I’ve attended approximately 90 professional development days in my career as a teacher to date, but can honestly say that only 5 of them have had a positive, lasting effect on my practice. You don’t have to be a mathematician to see that those odds aren’t good. Some have been memorable for other reasons…..like the time one of… Continue reading Why Teacher PD Should be Genius Time