When I first began working at my school site, our students were given a year-long, physical agenda to track their daily assignments. As a school policy, our students were required to fill this out and teachers would sign/stamp that students had filled out the daily agenda at the beginning of class. It was a great… Read More Calendars for Organization and Project Planning via Google Slides
It’s summer, summer, summertime! I hope that all of you have been enjoying your summer vacation. Mine feels like it just started and that the ending is right around the corner. Whenever summer vacation comes around, I know that I have to find ways to stay current and prepare for the upcoming school year. Below,… Read More 5 Ways to Prep for the Next School Year
The 2016-2017 school year was an amazing year. It marked my 11th year in education and my 7th year as a full-time teacher. During this year, I pushed myself to do more than I had ever imagined and accomplished goals that I did not know would exist a year ago. I grew professional, personally, and… Read More 2016/2017 School Year Wrap-Up
One of my goals for the month of June was to build the first self-assessment form for BoostEDU. The first self-assessment form will focus on SAMR and, over the next year, I intend to create more self-assessments aligned to 4 C’s, ISTE Standards, and TPACK. The purpose of these self-assessments is to support teachers in… Read More Adventures in Innovation: Input Needed for Digital Resources
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Google Innovator Academy in London. Although I haven’t written much about my innovator project, I have spent quite a bit of time developing my project and outlining my goals for the year. As a part of the program, I have created a project deck… Read More Adventures in Innovation: Introducing BoostEDU
Last year, I was introduced to Canva by Tom Mullaney and, ever since then, I have been addicted to this simple, graphic design software. Canva is a simple and easy-to-use graphic design software that consists of thousands of free templates for infographics, social media posts, flyers, and more. The quality of Canva’s products is amazing – it’s… Read More Canva + Google Drawing AppSmash!
Recently, I had a conversation with a teacher who felt that technology in the K-2 level was not beneficial to students. Their concern was that the students were “too young” to use technology or that it would not be relevant for students. So, when I was invited to attend the K-2 Can Too conference by… Read More It’s True – K-2 Can, Too!
Unless you have been living under a rock, you might have noticed the latest trend among students: fidget spinners. Fidget spinners are “stress-relieving toys” for individuals who suffer from ADHD. These toys come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Fidget spinners are selling online, in malls, and on street corners. These toys have taken the… Read More Fidget Spinners: Not Just a Toy
My career in education began the minute I graduated high school. At eighteen years old, I was employed as a classroom aid and tutor at the private school I had attended for the previous four years. After four years in this role, I spent two years as a full time Math & Latin teacher at the… Read More Finish the Race Strong
Every year that I have taught, there have been new fads or trends that has captivated the interest of my students. This year, I have noticed that the top 3 fads of my students are: Fidget Spinners Bottle Flipping Slime I have never been a teacher that has been bothered by the fads and trends… Read More Probability + Bottle Flipping = Fun Learning!