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How Showbie Saved Me Today

How Showbie Saved Me Today

“I am going to stay and work from home today.  That will make my job easier,” said NO teacher EVER! However, sitting at Coastal Pediatrics last night at 8pm with a diagnosis of pink eye for my 11 month old, I knew what I had to do;  Stay home from work. Ugh, I hate missing … Continue reading

FaceTime In The Classroom

FaceTime In The Classroom

“The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and tyrants” – Thomas Jefferson I believe one of the most important things I get to teach about in my classroom is how we won our Liberty from Great Britain, how that impacts us even today, and how students … Continue reading

MIA: Learning a balance in life and technology

MIA: Learning a balance in life and technology

Wondering why I haven’t blogged since OCTOBER?!??!! The answer: pregnancy and a newborn.  I have acclimated to being a mama.  Now it’s time to go back to sharing my students’ work.  Check back for ideas on how to incorporate technology into classroom management, ways to share student iPad projects, and how to develop reading comprehension … Continue reading

ChatterPix Kids:  Bring Any Image To Life!

ChatterPix Kids: Bring Any Image To Life!

This poem was created by one of my darlings in class using the BookCreator app.  No inspiring or theory supported quote is needed when a child approves of something you are doing in class.  The child’s belief in a program (that is educational and occurs in school) is evidence enough that it is working. We … Continue reading

Teaching Social Media Skills To Students

Teaching Social Media Skills To Students

“Technology and social media have brought power back to the people.” – Mark McKinnon When I get my new crop of students, I look at each one as an entire being.  Am I  concerned when they can not multiply two digits together successfully? Yes, but should that concern outweigh other concerns when observing a child? … Continue reading