TeachingSagittarian

Sharing my experiences, thoughts & ideas

Summer PD in the Comfort of Your Own Home

The wonderful folks over at Edublogs have put together the best summer PD you could ever imagine  - they've organised the  Teacher Challenge: 23 Free Web Tools.  It's part of the “30 days to using the best of the web’s free tools for educators” series. Each of the 23...

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Book Spine Poetry

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea of creating poetry from the spines of books.  It's from the two gorgeous ladies over at Pro Divas (who got it from a tweet from Travis Jonker aka:@100scopenotes). It appeals to the photographer in me and my own love of poetry.  What a great...

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iPads in the Kinder Quad

Thanks to the generousity of our PTA, funds have been approved to purchase 6 iPad2s for the Kindergarten/Pre-K quad. An intial meeting with a Kinder team rep (aka: the techie Akiko), the following things have been decided: A separate iTunes account will be created for...

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365 Grateful Project

This little video came up in my RSS feed today - and immediately struck a chord with me! [vimeo width="600" height="400"]http://vimeo.com/22100389[/vimeo] One tweet to my PLN about it & one response is all it takes to get a project rolling ........ Uploaded with...

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A Message to Japan

It was all hands on deck in the Elementary School this afternoon as we tried to make 1000 paper cranes as a symbol of peace, health and happiness for the people of Japan.  Over the past week and a half, the ES, MS & HS have been running various fundraisers to...

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Share and Share-Alike

The power of your personal network really shines through when you share. Today I shared 10 minutes of my time by skyping into @jasongraham99's staff meeting in Jakarta, and sharing "3 apps and a tip" for the iPad. I have to say it was pretty hard to narrow the choice...

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Easy Peasy Attribution AND Creative Commons!

So I've been thinking a lot over the past few days about blogging - or my LACK of it - and wondering why there's a LACK of it, ways that I can change this slack LACK-of-blogging habit, I have so easily fallen into, and involving myself in lots and lots of looking at...

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Wonky Donkey Comes to Thailand

Best purchase after three glorious weeks back in my home country - this book (and it's accompanying CD)! If you loved Pete the Cat, then you will just love this gorgeous book by this clever New Zealand guy: Chris Smith! You can listen to Craig sing his way through the...

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Questions about Writer’s Workshop

When my good friend Melanie Holtsman from Chets Creek Elementary asked me if I could help connect her with some teachers here at ISB, to record questions for one of the co-authors, Ruth Ayres, of a new book out called, Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop Through 180...

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Writing More Reflectively

Writing More Reflectively

Writing more reflectively is hard! We are trying to encourage our students to use their blogs to write more reflectively, especially as we lean more and more towards using the blogging platform as a suitable "container" for ePortfolios.  Below is a post...

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New Learning!

Ever had those resource DVDs that you wish you didn't have to locate, carry around with you and insert into your drive when you want to use the resources??  Or do you have to share a resource DVD with teachers/colleagues in your team or division? Today I learnt, from...

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Touched – by a Book

This week's Fall Blog Challenge ......... Was there a book you read or was read aloud to you that you have always remembered or that has impacted your life? Tell us about the book and why it touched you so deeply. I had to really think about this one because I've read...

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Another FlickrCC Search Tool

The fabulous Mr U, (aka: Jeff Utecht) showed me this FlickrCC search tool after our meeting the other day. Click on the image you like the look of, and this screen appears next: As a presenter, the stamp option is fabulous!! Check out what it does below! I do wish...

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Get Ready – It’s Almost Time!

The K-12 Online Conference 2010 has launched the Pre-Conference Keynote by Dean Shareski. Dean's Sharing: The Moral Imperative was thought-provoking and a poignant reminder to us all about how much we learn from each other and how necessary it is to keep sharing and...

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Polls

Sometimes writing a blog post can be as simple as asking a question and getting everyone to give a simple answer. I have to admit - I've never used SurveyMonkey before (I've completed a SurveyMonkey form before and I have made a survey using Google Forms).  So this...

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My Life as a Reader

Oh dear, I'm not off to a very good start with my good friend Melanie Holtman's Blog Challenge - I'm late with my very first post. BUT in my defence, I have been working on my presentation for the 2010 K-12 Online Conference (I'll be posting all about that in a week...

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