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Last week, I introduced the NEW Five Minute Friday series I will be completing on adaptivelearnin.  Check out the link above to my post from last Friday to see what it is and how it works. I’m doing Five Minute Friday on adaptivelearnin to promote free writing.  I’m doing it so that you can see […]

 

So, here’s the cool new thing that I’m starting which will be happening on adaptivelearnin every Friday, Five Minute Friday.  What is Five Minute Friday?  Check the link out for details from Lisa-Jo Baker on her blog.  She’s the one who started it.  Basically, tons of bloggers are doing Five Minute Friday every Friday.  As Lisa […]

 

I have a special needs aunt and she has had the greatest influence on my teaching abilities.  My aunt has taught me skills that are valuable to any content area and profession.  What has she taught me?  How can you apply what she has taught me?  I share with you in hope that you too […]

 

Did you know that you can use magnetic letters to draw on a Magna Doodle?  Yes that’s right, you can!  As a teacher I’ve seen and used Magna Doodles for handwriting with the pen.  I’ve seen and used magnetic letters and dry erase pens used on whiteboards.  I’ve also seen and used Smartphones and touchscreen […]

 

It’s the time of year for the Edublog Awards.  I remember this event like a whirlwind last year.  I was new to blogging, new to Twitter, and new to using social media as a professional.  I remember seeing massive volumes of Tweets generating in my Twitter stream about the Edublog Award Nominations.  I remember reading […]

 

Have you ever felt malaise in the workforce?  What did you do about it?  What can you do about it?  What is malaise? The definitions for malaise according to MacmillanDictionary.com are: “1- a general feeling of being worried, unhappy, or not satisfied“ The Thesaurus entry from MacmillanDictionary.com for this definition lists the following synonyms “range anxiety, worry, concern, stress, tension, pressure, anxiety,strain, disquiet, alarm,” etc. “2- a situation in which a society or organization is not operating effectively“ The Thesaurus entry from MacmillanDictionary.com for this […]

 

I use Pinterest to find teaching ideas and crafts for children.  I have a toddler, so I quite often scan Pinterest looking for activities and crafts that I can do with him.  This morning I began scanned my Pinterest pins to find an activity that I could adapt into a pumpkin activity for my toddler. […]

 

Dear Students: Spell check is notorious for being viewed as dumbing down your spelling abilities.  Throughout my years in the teaching profession I have heard rants from many teachers about the evils of spell check and how it makes students lazy and unable to learn how to spell correctly.  The naysayers who view this way […]

 

“Use Pinterest to Find Public Domain Images to Rock Your Glogs” is a post I recently wrote as a guest blogger for Glogster EDU’s blog. Here it is. Enjoy! Related articles Glogster EDU Community Star Outreach-Episode 2 (edu.glogster.com) Glogster EDU Community Star Outreach-Episode 1 (edu.glogster.com) SymbalooEDU + Glogster EDU = hooray! (edu.glogster.com) Symbaloo mobile is […]

 

Educators here is a new Adaptive Learning Group I started on LinkedIn.  Please join, network and collaborate.  Every educator is welcome.  The group is open to any educator to join.  But, the sharing and conversations will remain a private closed group once you have joined.   Let’s cross content areas and expertise to learn from […]

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