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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 Feature: Eric Garcia

Teacher Feature: Eric Garcia

For our inaugural YouTube  “Teacher Feature”, we called on our buddy Eric Garcia.  We love Eric’s enthusiasm for teaching and how much he cares about people (especially the little ones). We had a great time talking about his experiences in primary classrooms,  Google Geo Tools, technology fails, and he shared an awesome new Doc Add-on with us! Eric teaches 2nd grade in McFarland, California (just north of Bakersfield). We met him at Google’s Geo Tools Institute this past summer and…

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Design Your Own Digital Planbook

Design Your Own Digital Planbook

I currently use Planboard as my digital planbook and it works fantastically especially for leaving sub plans. However, I wanted to be able to customize it more to fit my schedule and it is set-up in sections which is not very elementary friendly. In addition, its week and month view still need work for it is hard to view on different devices. I do love that you can create units and have access to your Google Drive but the set-up…

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Microblogs about the Bakersfield EdTechTeam Summit

Microblogs about the Bakersfield EdTechTeam Summit

I have really enjoyed using PicCollage‘s new app called Pic Kids to document and blog about what I have been learning and doing this summer. I am very thankful that Ann Kozma got me hooked on this! Microblogging has truly been a great way to share my adventures without having to use my computer or trying to set time aside to write a full blog post…like I am doing right now LOL!  It is so simple and easy to use. I love…

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Microblogs of CA Geo Teachers Institute #CAGTI17

Microblogs of CA Geo Teachers Institute #CAGTI17

Microblog is different from a traditional blog because it will have content that is short usually with more pictures and will be posted more frequently. At ISTE17, I was overwhelmed by the experience. I took notes, pictures, videos …but now to write a blog about my days at ISTE.  Well, that is a lot of information to discuss but I did a post about my takeaways from it. However, during my time at ISTE, I loved Ann Kozma’s idea of microblogging using PicCollage….

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TechFairies at ISTE

TechFairies at ISTE

  I’m writing during our flight to San Antonio and I’m a full of anticipation for this is our first time attending ISTE! We are so excited, especially to be in San Antonio as well (that’s on MO’s bucket list). So far we have met one new friend in the flight and she is a first-timer as well! Not only are we excited about the learning that will take place, but for the additions to our PLN that we will…

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Circling Around Again

Circling Around Again

Ro & I have had a few “back where we started” moments in our 2.5-year-long EdTech adventures. Our first was being presenters at the EdTechTeam Summit in Las Vegas January of 2016. A year before, we’d driven the 5 hours to Sin City, not knowing how incredibly excited we would be by the end of the weekend and how it would change our lives – for the better. Having the opportunity – and confidence in our skills – to present…

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This way to the NEW TechFairies site!

This way to the NEW TechFairies site!

Welcome to our new site! I blame Meagan Kelly! Her site, I-Heart-EDU, is sharp, clean, and easy to use. I reached out to her and informed her that I wanted to have all our resources, presentations, and blog posts to be featured on ONE site. I have always been a fan of free, but MO and I (at least, I think MO wants that…I’ll find out when she wakes up) want a more professional looking site for all our edtech adventures!…

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Blogging with Mari

Blogging with Mari

  So, I’m in Tennessee at another EdTechTeam GAFE Summit. Ro is being held captive by 5th graders on a tour of Washington, DC and Virginia, so the Ro & Mo show is on hiatus. Although Ro has done two summits without me, this is my first without her & it feels AWK-WARD. Good thing that Kate & Mari & Jesse & Dee were here to introduce me to Crafty, Janet & Jess). The opportunity to out and play with…

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When Things Go Wrong

When Things Go Wrong

Yesterday was a frustrating day, but at the end of the day I had some good life lessons to share with my students: First thing off, our “specials” teacher had a substitute, and the substitute went to the wrong school. That wouldn’t be so bad if our school wasn’t the one in BFE and her travel time ate into my prep time by 20 mins. Then, we had no substitute for our RSP teacher, and we had to negotiate those…

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