Mental illness: two words that when put together sound... scary, weird, even crazy. Those two words put together will have people give you a look of confusion as if something is wrong with you and they can see it on your face. Those two words have a stigma attached to them that MUST end. The … Continue reading Your Mental Health Matters
I have been working with children since I was a teen (17). When I was in high school, teacher's aide and office aide were electives. I was Mrs. Cabil's Kindergarten aide and she was an amazing teacher. I LOVED working with her students who are adults now. WOW. There was one girl in particular who … Continue reading #WhyITeach
I support #OklahomaTeacherWalkout. Those educators are not abandoning their students or their profession. They are advocating for better treatment of themselves AND the profession. I am baffled by the fact that the arming of teachers is being discussed and funded, yet funding for basic school needs are consistently depleting. Educators beg for school supplies (pencils, … Continue reading Educators Matter
I've been debating on posting about this topic for a while, but after ANOTHER school shooting a few days ago in Maryland, I had to release these thoughts. Let me begin by stating these views are mine alone and do NOT reflect the views or opinions of my employer. It's taboo to discuss your views … Continue reading Don’t Arm Me, Support Me!
Google Tour Builder is a new way to show your students the places they may not have visited and the experiences they would encounter along the way with the use of Google Earth. It allows you to pick locations on the map, add in videos, photos, text, then share your creation. It is a web-based … Continue reading Google Tour Builder
Are we there yet? I know that's a question MANY of us are asking ourselves and it's only January. LOL! Trust me, I have been there. You're almost at the finish line! May will be here soon, and soon you'll start to feel the sadness of seeing another group of babies (yes, babies because they're … Continue reading Are We There Yet?
EDpuzzle is a digital tool that will allow you to "flip instruction, assess students formatively, reteach or introduce new content". It even has a chrome extension! Whoop! Download the PD version of the infographic created by Dr. Juergensen, which will give you more insight into the dynamic digital tool.
I just found out that Windows 10 no longer supports the playing of CDs/DVDs. For those of you who have Windows 10 already, download VLC Media Player. Share this information with your colleagues and keep it in mind when your DVD or CD just won't cooperate. Everyone will have Windows 10 soon.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts … Continue reading Hour of Code
Many people believe children ages 4-8 are not able to cognitively or developmentally type and remember their login credentials. I promise you that is not true. Children are capable of more than you think. Challenge them. Give them opportunities to grow. They, themselves, will be surprised at what they can accomplish. Before becoming an Instructional … Continue reading Yes They Can!