Google Photos

  OMG. The coolest new thing I learned is Google Photos and the amazing things it does. It’s smarter than I am. Thank you yet again Google. I was immediately sold on just the basics offered by Google Photos. It will automatically sync your photos from various devices: your phone, tablet, PC, and laptop. All…

Where do good ideas come from? Part 2

I hate feeling alone. I hate not knowing if  how I’m teaching something is the best way to teach it.  There are millions of things you can present to students and it’s always my goal to do the best I can with what I have to work with. But what if that’s very little?  Being…

Exercising during the workday

@Ms_Woz suggested that the subject of my first post should be on exercise. What does that have to do with teaching, tech or literacy? Maybe it is off topic, or maybe it is something more foundational and informs every topic. After all, without your health, you really don’t have anything. I want to talk about…

Where do good ideas come from?

If we were in high school voting in the yearbook polls I probably would be voted “School Spirit Spaz.” I love my teacher friends, I love my students, and I love my school.  My favorite “hobby” is searching for ideas.  Ideas for how to teach a lesson better, new strategies, new books, new educators to…

Welcome to the adventure

I love to read. I love to learn. I love to teach. What I love most is learning how to be a better teacher of reading and writing. My hope is that this site will be a place for us to collect and communicate ideas.   I have been teaching for almost 20 years, when…