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29 05, 2014

Updated Apps & New Stuff

May 29th, 2014|Education|

Keeping your apps updated can be a real challenge, but it can be worth the hassle! With the latest updates of some of my favorites comes exciting new possibilities in the classroom.Pic Collage Adds Video! You can make your collages even more engaging with adding a You Tube video that goes along with the theme of your photo collage. This is so much fun! Now when you click on the […]

29 05, 2014

Kids React to Old Computers

May 29th, 2014|Education|

This video is getting quite the buzz this week! I loved watching kids react to an old Apple computer. Technology has certainly come a long way, baby!

7 05, 2014

Faux Chalkboards & Big Prints

May 7th, 2014|Education|

On Saturday we celebrated our daughter’s upcoming graduation. It was a sweet day with lots of friends and family. Ashlyn and I spent many hours stalking Pinterest for decoration ideas because she didn’t want any graduation hats or high school colors.Instead, we chose a green/white color scheme to go along with the college she will attend in the fall, Roosevelt University in Chicago. Along the way I found some things […]

7 05, 2014

Photo Books for a Great Price

May 7th, 2014|Education|

 In March my husband and myself along with our good friends, Shari & Randy,  took a group of 11 students to Gulf Shores, Alabama on a senior trip for Spring Break. We had the absolute best week! I haven’t laughed that much in years. We’ve watched these kids grow up and it was a joy to travel with them and spend time together. It was important to me to share updates […]

27 03, 2014

NYC & Google Apps

March 27th, 2014|Education|

This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of spending Saturday with the most fun and energetic teachers at the Brooklyn College Academy in Brooklyn, New York. They were not only outstanding educators, but the friendliest and most helpful group ever! Thank you, thank you, Brooklyn friends for everything!Another extra-special treat was to take my daughter, Ashlyn with me for a quick Mom/Daughter weekend in the Big Apple! While we […]

13 02, 2014

Love New Tools

February 13th, 2014|Education|

Just gotta share some of my latest finds with you. Hope you will like them as much as I do!Go NoodleWinter may make us want to hibernate and get lazy, but in the classroom we have to get kids up and moving! The more activity we have, the more learning! This site was a true find recently when I was checking my Twitter feed. It is called Go Noodle. Hilarious […]

13 02, 2014

Book Worm

February 13th, 2014|Education|

I am always on the lookout for new books to use in my lessons. Here are 3 I picked up recently and thought you might want to share with your students also. A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston & Sylvia LongSpring will arrive sometime. Be prepared with this beautifully illustrated and content filled picture book about butterflies.All Hail the Chief! President’s Day is the perfect time to read and […]

13 02, 2014

Winter Olympics

February 13th, 2014|Education|

USA! USA! Let’s all cheer for the Olympics! The winter games are an excellent time to do some award winning learning! Here are some resources to help. 1) NBC Learn: If you haven’t checked out the new video series by NBC Learn you need to zip over there now. Students will learn about science, math, and engineering through several of the most popular winter sports. You won’t look at the half […]

23 01, 2014

Shadow Puppet and More

January 23rd, 2014|Education|

If you are in the winter blahs, I have a couple of apps that just might perk you and your students up! These free and easy to use apps are not only fun, but can be used across the curriculum.The first app is called Shadow Puppet! It is not anything like I thought it would be based on its name. This app helps your students to put together simple slide […]

13 01, 2014

Learn About Hawaii

January 13th, 2014|Education|

This winter has been rough for so many of us. It is time to think happy thoughts and let our minds travel somewhere tropical and warm. Let your students escape the winter blahs also with a mini-unit on Hawaii! Here are some resources to get kids learning about volcanoes, sea turtles, and islands.See Turtles: Site with lesson plans and information about sea turtlesDo Go News: Lots of articles, pictures, and […]