First and foremost, here is my presentation on K-8 virtual schools: Overall the process for making the video wasn’t too bad. I made PowerPoint slides for my presentation and saved them as pictures. Originally, I planned on making my presentation a VoiceThread, as I have used it before for presentations. Because groups of slides are… Continue reading You gotta cast a big net when looking for experts… Now with Presentation!
I want to start with a very simple statement: I love video games. I was born with a Super Nintendo controller in my hand and have never looked back. When I started teaching, I looked for any opportunity I could to introduce games into my class: before almost every vocabulary quiz my class plays VINCO… Continue reading Achievement Unlocked: Play a game with your class!
Sometimes I find it amazing how people and things from the past make their way back to the present. I definitely would never have believed that if I traveled back in time to different versions of my past self that I would tell them about how I went to a park to catch Pokemon I… Continue reading I said flip it! Flip it good!
Despite what some of my colleagues in my school think, technology, in particular mobile devices, are here and invading our classrooms faster than the Germanic tribes invaded the Roman Empire in the fifth century CE. Unlike the Romans, however, we cannot simply resist change and enter a dark age of education; we have to embrace… Continue reading Paper?! Where we’re going we don’t need paper.
No matter what the topic may be, trying to collect and synthesize information can be tough: there are so many sources and viewpoints that it can feel a little overwhelming, like the warehouse scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark… …except instead of an ancient artifact that could change the world hiding in one of… Continue reading The Dewey Decimal System’s got nothing on this
When I was in college, I was your average kid who had just gotten a smart phone: I tweeted, Instagrammed, checked in on FourSquare (which I now think is called Swarm), added people I barely knew as friends on Facebook, and shared every thought and experience I wanted to without a care in the world.… Continue reading Et Tu, Discipule? Why I disappeared from the Social Media Landscape
Whenever I try something new in my Latin classes, I always hear a range of reactions from my kids: “That was fun! Can we do it again?” “This sucks,” which can be paired with “This is boring.” And finally, the bane of my teaching existence, “It was okay, I guess…” Grumpy-Cat by Rjommaboli is licensed… Continue reading Citing My Sources