Friday, June 13, 2014

Super Excited...

I am excited to announce that my backyard is so bad and nasty that I am a finalist in a backyard contest.  If you have a minute, please vote for us.  (Carlisle)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Class #1

This summer I am taking 3 classes.  This will help put me all the way across the pay scale and take some pressure off of myself to get there...

My first class has been Google Apps in the Classroom taught through Doane College by the one and only Lisa Pospishil (check her out on twitter, youtube and a "few" other places).  It has been great. The crazy thing is that EVERYTHING has been online.  Not one piece of paper has been used.  If that isn't the way of learning in the future...

Some of the super fun things I have been learning about are
This site is awesome.  It allows you to upload/enter your vocabulary and it will create flashcards, games and tests for your students to study from.  In 20 minutes I created a set of flashcards for every vocabulary section my PLC made this year.  It is so awesome!  

This website allows you to build your own customized "canvas." It has different size, styles and is so simple to use.  Here is the one I created for my Google Site.  It honestly took less than 15 minutes and went right into the site.

We have been also learning about being more effective in using YouTube and all things Google.  
We have also been working on creating a Google Site.  
It isn't going to take over my blog but where my blog is for me, this site is more for my students. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Super Me...

As a part of my class this week I am creating a list of awesome computer games/free time activities that I will share it later.  Here is this fun picture I created on The Hero Factory
It was fun and I can see my kiddo's loving this!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Today is the day

a while back I wrote about Doodle for Google and how awesome it is.  Today is the day that 11 year old Audrey Zhang has her image on the homepage.  How awesome!

Also today is the first day of my first summer class.  I get to take a Google class with Lisa Pospishil who is just awesome.  So here is to today!