This summer I began taking courses online through Wilkes University to add a STEM endorsement to my Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate. This past week I began one of the required courses, Project Based Learning. In my STEAM classroom, I have designed 9 weeks long projects, however, I look forward to learning how to fully implement Project Based Learning properly in my classroom. During the first week of this course, we viewed videos showcasing three different examples of project-based learning. You can view the videos below.
When I walk into the Apple Store, observing the mania, I can’t help feeling as I look around that this is what is wrong with the world today! We took a bite of the poisonous fruit and we are addicted to it like a drug. I think most of us know we have a problem, yet we can’t seem to tear ourselves away from our devices which have us hooked. Personally, I spent way to much time on my iPhone and iPad on this beautiful summer day, when I should have been doing yoga (I have an app for that) or walking my dog (there’s an app for that too). I want to hate you, Apple, but I just can’t. “Why?” You might ask, because (Ugh) they just do it better — My 3 Day Apple Training convinced me of this. Continue reading →
I was recently invited to participate in the Blog A Month Challenge by Tricia Shelton in her blog post. I think this will be a fun way to expand my PLN, and connect with other bloggers! Thanks for nominating me Tricia! Now that I have been nominated I will pass the torch and nominate another 11 bloggers! I am choosing to nominate 11 people that I recently connected with on Twitter, who happen to teach 1st grade like me! Continue reading →
On Monday night when I was sick with the flu I decided to participate in #edtechchat on Twitter. The focus of the conversation was reflection on the past year, and goal setting for the upcoming year. During this discussion several participants voiced their desire to become better about reading and commenting on blogs in the new year. Jessica Worley contacted me after this chat about starting a TLC Group, Tweet, Like and Comment! Please check out her blog article, for steps on how to join us on this endeavor! I hope you will come on board and join our group!