ELEPHANTS in the CLASSROOM?

ELEPHANTS in the CLASSROOM??  No, not actual elephants...but that might be cool.  The elephants we are talking about here are obvious problems or situations.  The article titled 9 Elephants in the Classroom discussed 9 different situations that make teaching difficult.  I am going to focus on two of those elephants today. The first elephant from the list... Continue Reading →

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Article Response/Class Reflection

The article The Mindset of an Innovator was interesting to read because it made me feel that I had a purpose --- a purpose to teach, lead, and inspire.  I know that teachers often experience "teacher burnout" and I think this would be a good reflecting article to read after a long day. The article... Continue Reading →

ILP Reflection

What have you learned about yourself from your Independent Learning Project? I've learned that once I set my mind to something, I am going to finish it. I've learned that scrapbooking is a form of stress relief for me. I've learned that the most important thing you can give to people is your time -... Continue Reading →

Tech Tools

What was challenging about it? How did you figure out what information to include? How might you use this tool in the classroom? Do you think there’s value in presenting information in these visual/graphic styles? ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----... Continue Reading →

Use in the Classroom

What are the benefits to using podcasts and digital stories in the classroom? ESL students hear spoken English with a transcript The subject matters are relevant to the students Students are motivated to listen in class and even at home Improves student's speaking skills Allows for collaboration Teacher can hold mock trials for students Teach... Continue Reading →

Diving into Scrapbooking

I began scrapbooking when I was a freshman in highschool.  The first scrapbook I made was a memory book of my sister and I when we were little.  There wasn't really a theme except for baby and toddler pictures.  The second scrapbook I made was of my trip to California with my signing group called... Continue Reading →

Could You Handle It?

  Could You Handle It? Paul Miller took a year off from going online.  To me, this seems like a very long time because I go online every day.  I check my Eagle Mail, Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, iMessage, etc.  Every.  Single.  Day.  Sometimes multiple times each. Honestly, I don't know if I would... Continue Reading →

Digital Activism…What’s That?

Digital activism is a form of activism that uses the Internet and digital media as key platforms for mass mobilization and political action.  To be honest, I wasn't sure what digital activism was before this week's module but I think it's pretty cool and have taken part in some forms of digital activism myself before. ... Continue Reading →

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