End of the Year Wrap Up
We "Arrr" Taking Charge Of Our Own Learning, Mateys!
My How You've Grown!
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.-Benjamin Franklin Recently, I saw a former student from my kindergarten class 20 years ag...
Directions At Their Fingertips
Organizing for Writing on the iPad
Spring Renewal and Renewed Purpose
In Their Own Words with Book Creator
Some Days are Like That
Hope Explains More
hom·o·phone : a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air. If you want a sure-fire way to make a class of kindergarten stud...
Let's Get Creative With Educreations
For the Love of Words...
Hope Explains Everything on iPad
Cooperative Learning and iPads
Flash Mob Writing Groups?
Kids Teaching Kids with Book Creator
iPads and the Common Core Standards
Personalized Learning: Spelling
What's Your Story?
We've Only Just Begun
Does Santa have a GPS?
Digital Letters to Santa
Beyond Top Ten Lists
iPads in the Classroom: Start Small, End Big
Building Reading Stamina with the iPad
Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.-Robbie Coltrane Building stamina in young readers is definitely a challenge. Their attention spans are short and their energy level ...
FAQ's about iPads in the Classroom
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. -Benjamin Franklin We have had several visitors from other school districts over the past few months, interested in seeing iPads at work in the cl...
Doodle Buddy and Science Drawings
Touch a scientist and you touch a child.-Ray Bradbury October and November are great months in the South. Fall and cooler weather are a nice respite from the stifling hot Charleston summers. It i...
Classroom Wikis and iPads
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. -Margaret Fuller Wikis are tools for taking student and teacher collaboration to the next level. The most famous wiki is Wikipedia, an ...
DocAS App and the SC EdTech Conference
Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life-Henry L. Doherty I've just returned from presenting at the SC Ed Tech conference. I went to share ...
PaperDesk App for iPad
I've been writing in notebooks for 40 years or so.-Frank McCourt I've always loved different kinds of paper, notepads, note cards, journals, etc…I love to own them, but I'm ...
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify-Henry David Thoreau One of my biggest challenges with the iPads is getting student work off of the iPad. Our emailing ability has not come ...
You Can't Handle the Awesomeness!
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.- Samuel Taylor Coleridge I love my job. Most days. I work in a great school and have great kids and great parents. Don't get me wrong, there are day...
Action expresses priorities. -Mahatma Gandhi Action is something that is never lacking in a kindergarten classroom. Something or someone is always in motion. In other action news, my students are ...
"Play is the highest form of research." ~ Albert Einstein When you ask my students what they did at school on any given day, they will answer, "I played." For those unfamiliar with how...
More on Anchor Charts
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin One of the first things we do in kindergarten (besides learning where the bathroom is) is to create an anch...
Proceed with Caution
Excitement in education and student productivity, the ability to get a result that you want from students, go together and cannot be separated. -Major Owens "Mrs. Meeuwse, this iPad has it al...
Going for Gold
Be firm on principle but flexible on method. -Zig Ziglar Watching the Olympics the past 2 weeks, I've marveled at the flexibility of the athletes, particularly the gymnasts. They can put the...
Comfort Zone-Exit Stage Right
I'm continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you're uncomfortable, it means you're growing. -Ashton Kutcher I return to school in 7 d...
Back to the Basics
The beginning is the most important part of the work.- Plato I go back to school in exactly 17 days. *Sigh*. The new school year always brings a convoluted mix of emotions. Few advents bring suc...
A Balancing Act
Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.- Mitchell Kapor I've just returned from 2 weeks of vacation. While away, I experienced 2 extremes of technolo...
iPads and Field Trips
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. -St. Augustine Summer is a great time for travel. Last summer, I was able to travel to Europe for the first time. We visited the...
I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values. -Sidney Poitier School is finally out! I have a 10 week summer stretching long before me. Since this isn't my first go-round with su...
Write This Way
I am a writer. - Jayde, age 6 I'm not a writer. I didn't go to journalism school and I have no proper credentials that certify me as a writer. I haven't immersed myself in ...
Just the Facts: Student Data and Achievement
The biggest mistake regarding record-keeping is not writing things down or not remembering where you wrote it down.-David Mellem Do you have an organized method for your record-keeping? I have an ...
Using Anchor Charts with iPads
All You Need Is Love
Sweet 16: Countdown to Summer Vacation
Developing Strong Readers
"Books are a uniquely portable magic." ― Stephen King My students are readers. They read everything they see. They read books in the reading center, they read books in guided reading, they r...
In the Dark: What Happens When You Lose Electricity?
Great Expectations: Closing The Achievement Gap With iPads...
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. -W. Clement Stone If you search the internet for technology and educational achievement, you will find a variety of opinions as to ...
Knowledge is Power
Research is creating new knowledge.-Neil Armstrong We have been studying the rainforest. Kids love animals and the plethora of exotic animals in the rainforest creates instant interest and curiosi...
Who Are You? Are You a Reader?
I call everyone ‘Darling' because I can't remember their names. -Zsa Zsa Gabor This post would be more suitable for the beginning of a school year. However, it is never a bad ide...
Punchfork — The best new recipes from top food sites
The easiest way to discover the best new recipes from top food sites and share them with family and friends.
What God didn't call you to - a repost
(This post was first published May 9, 2009.) Lots of people are wondering what God is calling them to do. And that is a good question. But on the way to the answer, we fill in many answers. So let ...
And a child shall lead them...
Symbaloo to You
A Bet's a Bet!
iTeach with iPads
Innovating learning and literacy with iPads in kindergarten
One Minute Peanut Butter Cake - Back to Her Roots
One Minute Peanut Butter Cake
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Do Nothing for 2 Minutes
I just did nothing for 2 minutes. Can you?
52 Weeks of Baking: Pecan Pie Cookies
I originally thought I'd make a  for this week's baking project. However, as you may know, . So instead of struggling about, I started thinking about ways to make a pie without making a pie. Eventually, I landed upon the idea of a pecan pie c...
good for you breakfast loaf
Raise your hand if you enjoy a warm slice chunk of quick bread in the morning or as a snack? Maybe it's banana nut bread, blueberry bread, cinnamon swirl bread or pumpkin chocolate chip bread...
Murphy Laws Site - Teaching Laws
The origin and laws of Murphy. Love, war, technology and more. Books and poster shop.
eHow | Discover the expert in you.
Learn how to do just about everything at eHow. Find expert advice along with How To videos and articles, including instructions on how to make, cook, grow, or do almost anything.
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