Teaching Politics With Pages and iMovie

Teaching Politics With Pages and iMovie

Who wanted to teach about government and politics after our recent ugly election?  Elections often bring so much negativity to the limelight whether it be with the candidates or across social media platforms. In our classroom, students participate in mock government.  They run for class elections and are placed in the Federalist or Anti-Federalist party.  I’ve … Continue reading

Classroom Management With Pages and Showbie

Classroom Management With Pages and Showbie

It ain’t easy being a teacher out there in March.  I pride our classroom in cultivating independent and motivated learners, but sometimes it takes a little more motivation from me to keep students focused.  I am not a teacher that makes student pull their clip down or pull cards when they are not focused.  Most … Continue reading

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

Pages: A Powerful Classroom Tool

Pages: A Powerful Classroom Tool

I’ve encouraged students to use many apps in the past as word processors.  For the first time ever, I now understand how powerful and easy Pages is to use on the iPad.  For years I’ve created things on Pages with my MacBook.  Pages has been a great tool for me, but I was reluctant to allow students … 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

Socrative: The Scantron for today!

Socrative: The Scantron for today!

What is the absolute worst chore in a household? Laundry.  No doubt in my mind. Whenever I finally get to the bottom of my hamper and I am able to give myself a pat on the back, my husband comes home and throws a pair of khakis and a polo into the perfectly empty hamper. … 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