Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I was just inspired by our 8th grade class to create a post for my blog. Thank you kids!

About a week ago I was invited into our 8th grade English class to teach them how they could use a classroom blog. The teacher was so excited and immediately adapted a project for use with Class Blogmeister. I helped the teacher implement the program and showed the students how to use the blog.

Tonight I thought I would take a look at how they have progressed. Wow, am I impressed and inspired. This was the first time blogging for this teacher. I am impressed with how well they all have done with this tool.

If you haven't started blogging with your students you really need to. Let this serve as an inspiration to you as well.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Where will it all end?

Is this where I'm heading?

Oh my! I am sitting here in my usual spot on the couch, with my feet up, listening to podcasts, and reading my blogs. Oh, it's 6:00 am, Saturday and I'm enjoying the quiet time.

The difference now is that I have 2 laptops I'm using at the same time. Am I going nuts? My regular laptop is tied up uploading my student podcasts to our server. I am also doing grades.

My other laptop is a brand new Eee PC. Wow what a great little device! We will definitely get some of these for our elementary students next year. It would also be great for several teachers as well.

So while my full size laptop chugs away, I have found more things to try. You just never know what treasures await you when you enter the network! Here are a few. I am hoping to share and learn from this group. Great Twitter resource

We held a class for teachers using our new professional development tool. Moodle. I think this is going to be an exciting tool for our teachers. What a way to teach Web 2.0 concepts.

Check out these links for other resources:

Oh, gotta go, my other laptop is done.............geeeesh!