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
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.
My reflections about running a genius time project, and next steps to make it better (student driven)!
The best part about being a teacher is learning something new: an idea, activity or assignment that can connect, engage and inspire students. And in the words of Steve Jobs, I’m “all about stealing good ideas”. To be complacent is to be left behind in this profession, so I’m always looking for the next big thing.… Continue reading Genius Time and the birth of Interdisciplinary Culminating Activities at L.D.S.S.
Over the summer, my boring, 1960’s style classroom was magically transformed into a 21st century learning space. Goodbye: desks, bookshelves and blackboards; hello: rolly chairs, whiteboard tables, green screen wall, chromebooks, ipads and fancy computer tv/projector I honestly have no idea how to use (although I did figure out how to turn it on with… Continue reading 21st Century Classroom: What did I get myself into?
Technology in the classroom is all the rage; if your administration hasn’t tried to shove Google Apps for Education down your throat yet, that day is coming soon. But honestly, they aren’t that bad. Actually, some of them are pretty good – and the kids ahem……like them. For real. So, if you’re in the midst… Continue reading Top Five Google Apps for Education: Just Try Them!