Reflections of GaETC 2017

My first time to attend GaETC was back in 2012. It is a great conference with some of the best featured speakers. I’ve been fortunate to attend and present since 2015 and I always come away with new ideas for using technology with my students. This year was no different! Now is the time to 🤔 it […]

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5th grade Field Trip

  Today my 5th graders were caped OneNote Avengers. Our classroom went digital 2 years ago with the use of OneNote Class Notebook. They definitely earned these capes! So as a farewell as I prepare to send them off to @drms_chiefs next year we took a trip to the local Microsoft store. Tuning in to […]

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Skypeathon 2016

Day One A week earlier I sent an email blast to all of my students and their parents telling them I had a guest speaker who was going to talk to us about creating YouTube videos and it would be before school on November 29th. At the time I only knew that Garrett Zimmer, PBJGames would […]

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A PLN like no other!

After completion of the Microsoft Innovative Educator program, I was inspired by all of the great Microsoft applications. I became a huge fan of the OneNote Class Notebook. When I was encouraged by Sandi Adams to apply for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert program, I didn’t really know what to expect. When the announcements were […]

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Skype in the Classroom

My students and I began using Skype back in September. Our first #MysterySkype was on September 10 with Ms. Murch’s class in Indiana.  My class was so excited to begin, as was I. Sandi Adams (our Instructional Technology Specialist) was there to help if we ran into any technical issues and for support. Thankfully there wasn’t […]

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Testing. . .

Statewide testing used to mean a week of no class. However, since testing went digital last year it now takes three weeks to administer the 5 days of testing to the students at my school. I am lucky enough to have 18 desktop computers in my classroom. Well, during online testing of four grade levels, […]

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