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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Majesty and Beauty of Lake Tahoe!

I had the most phenomenal time this last week visiting with my nephew and brother-in-law in California. One of the highlights of my trip was enjoying the scenic Lake Tahoe. I looked in amazement and awe of the beautiful creation. As I look through my pictures, I am still in awe of God's matchless handiwork...just wanted to share with you the wonder and beauty of this amazing place!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Modern Day Explorers: videoconferencing with Skype

Class description: Curriculum adventures that move beyond the walls of your classroom with Skype video conferencing! Begin the adventures of live collaboration with other classrooms down the hall, in the next city, state, country, or halfway across the world.    

I had another excellent day with my friends at the Upstate Technology Conference in South Carolina, and so many familiar faces in my classes today!  I really appreciate everyone who came, and I truly hope you left with an enthusiams for wanting to skype as well as the tools to support you in this wonderful new endeavor!  Please don't hestitate to contact me if I can help you get started implementing Skype into your classroom...Happy Skyping ;)

PS. Keep me updated with how you're using Skype in your class, so I can share it at my future Skype classes :)

Skype PowerPoint Presentation 2011

Skype contact: Gyöngyi from Hungary, check out her wiki for Skype ideas!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tweet, Hashtag, @Reply, Oh Yes!

Class description: Quit twittercrastinating, and join this twitorial and see what all the tweeple in education are up to in the twitosphere.  In this introductory session, become a tweebie and have a twitter-ific time learning about tweeting in education.  

Twitter PowerPoint Presentation 2011 (presentation with links).

I had a wonderful time meeting with fellow educators today at the Upstate Technology Conference in Greenville, SC. (#UTC11), especially introducing teachers to Twitter in the two sessions I taught.  I have been blessed to learn so much incredible information from very helpful people on Twitter, and I wanted to "pay it forward" and help others who wanted to "figure out this thing called Twitter."  I'm excited to see how my Tweebies progress, and feel free to leave me any tips, questions, or comments about how you use Twitter in your professional life or in the classroom.  Tweets to you!

PS.  I made the flipsnack book above and then realized it won't allow you to click on the links on the different pages.  I decided to keep it on my blog though, because I am LOVING this new tool, flipsnack, and I can envision lots of ways to use it in the classroom :)  Check it out at flipsnack.com!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Greetings to all my Former Students!!!!

I'm so glad you came to my blog, and I can't wait to see what you have been up to!  Please tell me where you are located now, what school you attend, how old you are, and what in the world you've been up to :)  Each you are such special memories in my heart, and I want you to know it was a joy and pleasure helping you take the next step in your education journey!  Please stay in touch, and know I am so excited and happy for you!