As the semester draws to a close, I’m taking a minute to do something I rarely do—pause and reflect. During finals, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos, and let anything not necessary to passing a test fall to the wayside…however, as this is the last semester before I student teach, I’m … Continue reading Wrapping up the Semester
This week I assessed my attention level when using technology. Or lack thereof if we're being honest....What I learned about myself was eye opening, yet not surprising. I've included my log at the end of this post. I learned that I don't have very much patience when it comes to technology. This became clear when … Continue reading Attention Log
This week I learned about two really neat things: comic strip and infographic website creation tools. As a visual learner and differentiated instruction supporter, I loved what each website had to offer! Here's a quick recap of the sites I visited: Comic Tools Comic Book!: an app that lets you create your own digital comic … Continue reading Digitally Differentiating
So, I was sitting here, doing homework, when panic struck. I NEVER DID MY #IMWAYR POST! When reviewing the finals week assignment sheet, I realized that it wasn't actually assigned...Then, I was hit with the choice--skip it, because no one is requiring me, or do it anyway? Well, it seemed wrong not to do it, … Continue reading A Quick #imwayr!
As a fully online college student, a millennial, and someone that lives a thousand miles away from most of their friends and family, I spend A TON of time connected to a device of some sort. When so much of your life revolves around technology, it’s easy to become completely absorbed without even realizing it. … Continue reading Digital Mindfulness
Every week when I’m given a new topic to digest, I stop and think…wow--what a time to be a teacher. I feel like there are so many new issues to consider and topics to digest. Maybe it’s not just my generation of educators. Maybe over the years, teaching has always been like this, and … Continue reading Digital Citizenship and Digital Activism Go Hand In Hand
You know you're a college student when the thought of summer approaching makes you both excited and terrified at the same time. I almost have my freedom....just gotta make it through finals! While I may have fewer textbook pages to suffer through this summer, it doesn't mean I should abandon reading altogether. As much as … Continue reading Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer
This week, I had the chance to read some more from reading choice expert, Penny Kittle. In her book titled Book Love, Kittle advocates for the importance of letting students self select their own books. She shares testimony of students that have experienced major growth as readers, and the impact that reading choice has had on … Continue reading Reflective Readers are Successful Readers