Technology In Teaching

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Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!!!!!!

And NOT just because it’s the last day (1/2 day) before Christmas Break (I refuse to call it Winter Break, until ONE time it doesn’t have Christmas in it – like that will happen). But: Several students gave me cards with heartfelt messages (one said that Read More...

It’s a Full Moon…

…and the kids are goofier than usual. Inattentive, chatty, incapable of maintaining focus for 2 minutes. I know that scientists have debunked the idea that odd behavior and full moons are connected, many times. BUT. As a teacher, I’ve seen the theory Read More...

FINALLY Catching Up!

Have you ever gotten so snowed in by obligations that you couldn’t even THINK about getting on top of them? Of course you have! You’re a teacher! Today, and the rest of this weekend, I’ll be catching up on: Housework (already in progress) Grading (I’m Read More...

The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

The Good – I’m nearly through with the first part of my SC evaluation. God Willing, if I do well enough, that will be IT! If not, I’ll have to repeat all, or part, in the 2nd semester. So far, I’m feeling pretty good about how it’s gone. However, I know Read More...

Getting Ready for the NSTA in Charlotte

We live very near Charlotte, so we can attend with very little expense to us. My husband and I have arranged to take off 2 days from work, so it will be not only educational, but FUN and FAMILY time for us. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing how Read More...

It’s a GREAT New Year!

I have NO complaints about this year. True, I’m busy, and putting our curriculum in alignment with Common Core, learning to use the new Windows Tablet, preparing for student use in January, getting ready for an accreditation visit, going through an evaluation Read More...

I've Come Back

After a pause, I landed at a school I've been at before.  I'm VERY glad to be back here.  No stairs, no floating from room to room, and considerably less stress.

We have excitement (along with some frustrations) - we've been given Windows tablets.  In January, the students will have an opportunity to get their own tablets - same kind.  Meanwhile, we're working hard to get up to speed with them.

We'll be using the OneNote app for most of the organizing of our lessons and interactive stuff.  I need to spend more time getting the framework known, to where I can easily modify/create lessons that utilize the platform.

We're all excited - and a little apprehensive.  For most of us, it will be the first experience we've had with a truly linked, interactive classroom.

To think just a few years ago, the Smartboards were cutting-edge technology!

Temporarily Incommunicado

I’m going radio-silent (so to speak) for a few weeks. I will post, but not about anything related to me. When I do, I should have some news to write about. Read More...

New Vistas Ahead

I’m not at liberty to say more just yet, but I will have interesting changes this year in teaching. This summer, I attended: ASM Metals Camp in Columbus – AWESOME! I forged metals, learned more about the activity series, along with some easy, practical Read More...

I’m BA-A-A-C-K!

Don’t know what the problem was (may have been related to the fact that I was blogging from WordPress on the IPad). We’re basically a little over 1/2-way through our summer break. I have only 1 more professional development workshop to attend – it’s dealing Read More...

Problems with Simul-posting

I'd been simultaneously posting at Teacherlingo, and on my own site for some time.  I just checked, and it's not working.  Any updates have been MIA.

So, if you want to know what's been going on, check here.

I'm hoping it gets resolved soon.

I’m back – I Think?

I had some problems accessing my other blog – Technology in Teaching - that site hosted me from the beginning, and has my archives. I just checked again, and it looks like I may be back (cross your fingers). If so, I’ll get back to regular posting ASAP. Read More...

Summer Plans

My plans are complete – I will be attending 3 out-of-state workshops, and a district-level on in June. CORRECTION – make that 2 out-of-state workshops and a district workshop. Topics include: Chemistry – offered by the American Society of Metals Physics Read More...

After the NSTA Conference

I’m at the airport, waiting for my flight to Charlotte. I’ve a long layover (about 3 hours), so I thought I’d start to put down my impressions. LOVED San Antonio – friendly city, great people. Gotta give a shout-out to Gabriel, our cab driver (he phoned Read More...

Searching for A Quiet Place

I’ve just read “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. She writes of the many people in our society for whom the constant noise and forced interactions in classrooms are maddening. I’m one of those people. Normally, Read More...
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