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Books @ the Movies Book Club

For our lunchtime bookclub, we try to find themes for August and January that will draw students in. These particular meetings are designed to be a “bring your own book” meeting, so students won’t feel pressured to get the title we are reading, but instead allow students to check it out and see if it […]

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In recognition of Banned Books Week which just around the corner, our #CavaliersRead Book Club is reading a highly volatile book, Ellen Hopkins Crank. I would like to set up a Google Hangout for my group, which meets during first lunch at Dorman from 11:33-12:03 ET, just to connect my teens to teens outside our […]

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This article written by Karen Yi of the Sun Sentinel has been making rounds amongst my PLN.   As many knee jerk and make complaints, my response is what else is new? Testing is just a part of the school atmosphere, and like it or not, we have no control over that. We can hope that […]

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Canva – I am excited again!

I just watched this Classroom 2.0 Live Webinar in the following recording, and I’m excited. I served on the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning when Canva was selected for 2014 as a winning site, and I have used it a good bit. But watching the webinar today has given me tons of new ideas for […]

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Being at the #SCASL15 Conference last week, I’m a little late posting it.  Here are our current Library March Madness standings.    

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Our school is in training to use a learning management system, ItsLearning. The training is being “delivered” flipped right through the platform. The pros of delivering the training this way are numerous. Two standouts for me are: Teachers can essentially work at their own pace Teachers experience what their students might experience, which gives them […]

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Spot on, Frank!!

If u r in education & worry about percentages/numbers than u r just promoting yourself. Impact people not numbers.!that makes others better — Frank Martin (@FrankMartin_SC) June 23, 2014 And yet another reason I’m a huge Gamecock fan (other than my alumni status!) Sure wish our decision makers in congress got it.

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As we are midway through April with our Poetry Month celebrations, I am pleasantly surprised at the participation and response from our students. I’m also reflecting over some of the benefits I have seen. Let me share some surprising perks from our Spine Poetry Activity. Perk 1: Growing stock of student created spine poems for […]

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Helping a High School World Lit class consider alternatives to a dry PowerPoint over the next few weeks, and BlendSpace, among others is quickly becoming a favorite. Selfishly I’m trying out the embed code here too.  If it’s not seen below, it’s located at http://blnds.co/1hv81UT. Enjoy!!  

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We return tomorrow to school after having Tuesday through Friday off for snow. I applaud my district for making the decisions daily early enough to have no worries about dealing with treacherous icy roads to and from school. Since I had an appointment Friday early, my hubby and I actually went out and scraped the […]

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