This semester went incredibly fast! I definitely hope we still have access to these topics, because I need to explore further, during summer! It is pretty busy during the school year! I learned a lot, but mostly, I learned I have a lot to learn! I think that is why I like teaching so much,… Continue reading Thing 10- Final Reflections- Wow, already!
This is a really interesting topic for me. I often “curate” resources for students , matching up web links or video clips to a research project my students are about to start. I loved all the valuable points about linking collecting data to actual knowledge, putting content selection and the responsibility for organizing resources into… Continue reading Thing 5 Curation Tools
I am at one of our middle schools 1 day a week. That has given me a chance to really explore some “tween” reading, (I love SLJ’s newsletter Be Tween) and some young adult. I have a group of eighth graders that meet with me during their lunch break, and it gives us a chance… Continue reading Thing 19 Social Reading
I absolutely believe that our students should know how to create , not just passively interact with technology. I use the iPads at my elementary school to work with Scratch Jr, (which I believe is only available in the app). I started using it to teach sequencing, first, next, etc, but it quickly evolved into… Continue reading Coding- Thing 11
Not really sure what to be writing here- hence this is my first shot at a blog! I am very interested in using Kid Blog with my middle schoolers, whom I have a Monday reading group with, as I am split, Mondays at a middle school, the rest of the week I am elementary. This… Continue reading Foray into Blogs