Stargirl Jerry Spinelli| Stargirl is a mysterious new student that shows up at Leo Borlock's high school. During a period of time when everyone wants to fit in, Stargirl makes every attempt to stand out. She wears outlandish outfits and carries around her pet rat (how she was able to get away with brining her rat to … Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading? #imwayr 4/17/17
In my super scientific ukulele research, I discovered something that blew my mind. A banjolele is a real thing! You heard me right, a cross between a ukulele and a banjo. How I made this discovery: my fiance plays the guitar, and is the beginning stages of learning Dueling Banjos on the guitar. After listening … Continue reading Quick Update on My Independent Learning Project
This week I spent a lot of time researching and reading my classmate's posts on digital citizenship. (Yes, I cheated and commented before posting, but hey, sometimes you great people inspire me to think thoughts I hadn't had before!) What surprised me is how every article that I read and video I viewed was about … Continue reading Self-esteem: one of the many facets of digital citizenship.
We've all been told multiple times how important the image we portray online is. "Future employers will see what you post!" I know that it's common for potential employers to search for you on the Internet, but I've never actually thought about what that process looks like. So, I decided to stalk myself to see … Continue reading Can strangers be ruining my online reputation?
The Maze Runner By James Dashner| I started off this week by listening to about an hour and a half of this book. At that point, I had reached the end of the audiobook I found on YouTube (yes, I know, probably not the most morally sound way to go about it, but I digress...). By … Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading? #imwayr 4/10/17
Recently, I've been learning a lesson in another part of my life that applies rather well here. Put simply, we are all human. As teachers, we are pretty goal oriented people. We have a vision of how we want things to go in our classroom. Having a goal is great. Part of successfully achieving a … Continue reading Burning out is inevitable. Giving up isn’t.
Another week in the books with my ukulele! I continued to work on the chord/strum progression that I posted last week. It's gotten a lot smoother! I was about to dive into one of the many pop song chord progressions on the internet, when I found something more suited to me and my situation. See, … Continue reading ILP Update #2: Strum Strumming Along
Ever have one of those moments where you were looking for something, and the answer fell right into your lap? That happened to me this week, when I discovered the podcast Serial. Lately I've been obsessed with listening to true crime YouTube videos while I clean house. The downside is sometimes I get distracted from cleaning because … Continue reading Radio Is Back In Style
FREE EDUCATION. A term that many of us college students are not used to hearing! This week I learned about a free course offered through the University of Mary Washington. This class is called ds106, and has become more than just a college course. It’s an online community for creative people! The class involves Daily … Continue reading Click here to find out how to get a free education!
First week with my ukulele is in the books! I would say it was pretty successful. Having tried to learn this instrument before, I really wanted to assess the learning component. I took some time to think about what went wrong the first time I tried to learn the ukulele. I think my biggest mistake … Continue reading ILP Update #1: First Week With My Ukulele