You are Appreciated!

I was looking for an inspirational video to show my teachers this week. I came across so many that made me smile or even tear up, that I thought I would post them here for everyone to share. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thanks for everything you do for your students and colleagues!

May 6th, 2015|Education|

Short Texts Online

Who needs some awesome short texts to use in your lessons? Here are some of my free favorites that students really enjoy!Newsela: Leveled texts with quizzes. There is a free version and a paid version. The free version gives you access to articles and quizzes. The paid version provides a teacher/student portal that includes record keeping.Wonderopolis: This has been a favorite for a long time! Each wonder includes a video, […]

March 2nd, 2015|Education|

Texas K 2015

Thank you Texas K teachers for all the great discussion and participation in our sessions this week. I really enjoyed sharing ideas and learning from you! Below are some resources that might be helpful in the upcoming weeks:Click Here for Additional Handouts/Resources Mentioned in the SessionsClick Here for Readers Theater Websites for ScriptsWebsites and Apps I mentioned during our workshops:Read Write ThinkIlluminations: Math SiteBuck Institute: Project Based LearningGreen Ghoulie: Camp […]

February 4th, 2015|Education|

Valentine’s Day Fun

 Click on all the red heart targets to visit fun Valentine’s Day sites.

January 26th, 2015|Education|

Fabulous Fall

Happy Fall! I have missed visiting with you during the last few months as I was adjusting to my new schedule and responsibilities as a Literacy Coordinator. I promise I will be back to blogging on a regular basis in the next few weeks. Thanks for the kind emails, Facebook posts, and tweets congratulating me on my new job. You guys are the best!This week I will be spending a […]

October 27th, 2014|Education|

Summer Stuff

This summer is quite different for me. Usually I kick off the summer with a trip to the beach to relax and unwind. Not this year! I hit the ground running in June and have hardly stopped to take a breath. Here are a few reasons why summer is keeping me hopping.1) Catching Up with Friends at WorkshopsIt has been so much fun to visit with great friends at different […]

July 3rd, 2014|Education|

Love These!

Summer Time is the perfect time to check out new tech tools! We are more relaxed and have time to just play with some great apps/webtools for the classroom. I have some real winners for you today!Shadow Puppet EDU: I’ve been sharing with you about the app Shadow Puppet since Christmas! I have loved using it with students to create videos. Just this week Shadow Puppet premiered the new Education […]

July 3rd, 2014|Education|

Newest Appleseeds Post

Here’s my latest post for SDE’s Appleseeds Blog:Finding the balance between using technology and being unplugged has become a real challenge. We benefit so much from having tools to help us learn, create, curate, and communicate, sometimes it is easy to get distracted by our resources and miss the very best moments of life. Let me explain.If my family had a mantra, it just might be, “Let’s Hit the Road!” […]

July 3rd, 2014|Education|

June 19 Training

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June 19th, 2014|Education|

New SDE Blog: Appleseeds!

Now that it is summer, I hope you will have time to relax and catch up on some reading! Need a new blog to check out? Visit SDE’s new blog called Appleseeds! The great thing about this blog is it has posts from lots of different people. You will find posts by familiar folks like myself, Laureen Reynolds, Ricky Mikelman, Jim Grant, etc.Here is one of my recent posts from […]

May 29th, 2014|Education|