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California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

One of the wonderful things about Twitter is that we are able to learn of opportunities that we otherwise would not have known about. This happened for me over our Spring Break. My friend, Judy Blakeney posted information about a “Strength- Based Summit” that was happening in San Bernardino and encouraged me and other local educators to get involved. I emailed one of the coordinators, and the next thing I knew, I was registered and providing information so that the…

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Teacher, Educate Thyself

Teacher, Educate Thyself

During times that I feel overwhelmed, I shut down. This self-protection mechanism doesn’t work well for me, because when I feel overwhelmed and go into hiding, not much gets completed. This leads to more things to do. I totally understand this about myself. I do it when going to pay bills (the money is THERE, but I procrastinate it until I’m feeling anxious about my finances). Totally curable. I do it with with school work. I’ll find a million other…

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Flipgrid is Flippin’ Awesome!

Flipgrid is Flippin’ Awesome!

Good morning! Just a quick drive-by to offer up some work for you to do. 🙂 Because: If you haven’t used Flipgrid yet, you need to. Here’s an opportunity to try it from a student’s perspective. You’re helping me out! It’s summer and I’m nosey. All of the above. I’m also practicing with embedding something (this Flipgrid “Card”) on our blog. Ever learning!

K-2 Really Can Too!

K-2 Really Can Too!

As a teacher, trainer, and presenter, I embrace what our primary teachers do for their young students. I know sometimes I think: what could those younger students do? How could they create and demonstrate their learning? How can I help to support those teachers? When I found out about #K2CanToo conference, I noticed that we, TechFairies, had missed the deadline to submit our sessions. Yet, this opportunity would not go unnoticed. So I printed the event flyer and distributed to…

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Featured Teacher

Featured Teacher

Featured Teacher: Andrea Johnson I decided to shine a spotlight on Andrea as our Featured Teacher this month because she has been so inspired by attending her FIRST EdTechTeam Summitand #gafe4littles conference. In addition, Andrea has sought out ways to make sure that her kindergarten students are exposed to all things #edtech! Lastly, Andrea and I have worked together for about 8 years before I moved to another school site. I love her willingness to try something new and her resilience.  Here…

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::: Dipping my Toe into the Blogging Waters :::

::: Dipping my Toe into the Blogging Waters :::

Here I go..! Pushed out beyond my comfort zone by a certain friend *CoughRosalindaCough*. As I said to her a few months ago, I had planned to ease into my retirement (7 years?) quietly. But, as a change addict, the temptation of bringing more technology into my classroom is just too great. I’ve never been afraid of *NEW*. I’ve never been afraid to fail. And I hope to show veteran teachers (read: old like I am) that it’s never too…

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