Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Teach 21 Reflections

1. What has Teach 21 meant to me?
I can't believe how much I've learned this year through Teach 21! I went into this hoping I would be a little more tech savvy at the end of the year and maybe expose my students to some technology to better prepare them for the future. It has become so much more!

2. How has it changed my teaching?
I use technology in my classroom every single day of the week! In fact, a few weeks ago we had a virus going through the school and we had to shut down everything and I had this brief moment of panic thinking, "How am I going to teach math without my SmartBoard??" Of course, we survived and came out of the day unscathed, but it made me realize what a HUGE part of my teaching the technology has become. I don't think my students are even aware of how many skills they have learned this year because they are so used to utilizing them every day. It is a part of their lives now and I only hope this carries over and makes them better prepared for the "real world".

3. What impact has it had on my students? How do I know?
My students have had a better quality learning experience this year through the use of technology in our classroom. They are far ahead of many of their peers in other schools through their exposure and use of technology this school year! I can't wait to see what they accomplish after they leave me!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tuck Everlasting

Ok boys and girls, we're done with Tuck Everlasting! I know you loved the book, but I have an assignment for you. I want you to write an alternative ending to the book. It should be at least one paragraph and should be very different than how the book actually ended. Make sure you use good details!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome to 2009!!!

Welcome back everyone! Please use this week's blog to describe a cause and effect relationship that happened to you over the Christmas break. Be specific and very descriptive! You should write at least three sentences. Don't forget to look to see what your classmates are writing and review our rules for the blog!

Monday, December 1, 2008

VoiceThread Poems

Wow guys! I am so proud of how your I Am Poems turned out! You did an excellent job of describing our field trip and I'm so impressed with your typing and publishing! What do you think of our project? Tell me what you learned from our field trip and from all the work we did to put your poems on the blog. Write at least three sentences!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008


What have you learned about photography through our class discussions so far? Did you realize that photographers planned and put so much thought into what they do? How are you going to use what you've learned on our Pilot Mountain Field Trip?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Flip Video

What do you think of using the Flip Video in our classroom? Should we take it on our field trip next week? If you were featured on the Flip, what would you like to talk about?