Winter break is finally here! Hallelujah! Each year it seems like a sprint trying to get from November to December break. This year’s sprint was even more stressful. In mid-November, I had to fly out to the West Coast and squeeze in birthday celebrations, a wedding, and early Thanksgiving dinner in five days with family and … Continue reading December News, Tweaks, and Goals
What, it’s November already? One would think that as a middle school teacher and magazine columnist I should have a better handle on my time management and blogging skills, but obviously I do not. Here I am though, finally writing again, on a school night! So, hello, dear reader and friend. Let’s catch up for a … Continue reading November Reflections: Leaping into Learning
No worries: I am still alive! My dear friend, I have so much to tell you! The 2015-2016 school year has come and gone, and there are less than four weeks of summer vacation left before I begin the new 2016-2017 school year. Where do I begin with my news? I’ll start off with some … Continue reading School Year Highlights & Summer Happenings
Earlier this March, I went live with my first webinar! I debut as a Model Schools Instructor for a regional community information center where I shared some of my practices in instructional technology integration with district staff from over 14 school districts. The webinar was called “How To Use Google Apps and Web 2.0 Tools … Continue reading 8 Things I Learned From My First Webinar
Hello, readers! Are you still out there? One of my goals this year was to try to blog more frequently. Obviously, that didn’t pan out very well since my last post dates back to September! To be perfectly honest, I thought about scrapping this blog a few times, but each time I think I’m going to … Continue reading Celebrating Blessings This Christmas Season
This year, I am very excited to be working at a school with a 1:1 Google Chromebook program. It will be a brand new adventure for me as I learn with my Grade 6 students on how to use the Chromebooks; experiment with learning management systems like Schoology for my Grades 7 and 8 students; create … Continue reading 5 #EdTech Tools I’ll Be Using This New School Year
It’s hard to believe we’re already through the first week of August! Some young learners and fellow teachers are already back in school. I wish them all an exciting and very productive school year. In an attempt to create a more regular habit of writing, this post focuses more on my personal goals and what I’ve been … Continue reading Goodbye July, Hello August!