Mission Statement

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Google Docs-
Google Google I love you
As my photo reveals to you!

In the classroom I see its best
No more paperwork or the rest
Notes to parents with response
leads my heart to go bounce bounce

Wish my students could type with speed
then editing would be without a need
We could comment with such grace
Our love would have a special place.

I love the feedback and cloud saving
these docs leave me loudly raving!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Today I have discovered, according to the website on copyright, as long as I link the movie we watch during indoor recess to something curricular I am golden...or in my case purring along beautifully. Look out all- Jungle Book ties in with our study of India!! Meow!!!
I found Discovery Education to be the best option for me. I found a butterfly life cycle for science,http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=13771041-3E54-4F16-97C0-75EF5B01885D and one on Christopher Columbus for social studies,http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=7D069882-F8C5-48BF-A17B-A4E9850CA6B9.
The challenge I have is finding information appropriate for 2nd graders. Teacher Tube and You Tube did not work well for me. I did not find anything I could honestly say was better than the book.
Well DropBox ( not the kitty litter box type) seems to be a great place to post homework documents (not math though because that would be against copyright laws). As I now have a pen from Livescribe, I could post the videos I make during instruction for those who are absent. How is this different than Google Doc?
This tool was purrfectly wonderful. sjj :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ammended Tool#1

I did finally! My mission statement is worth hearing and look forward to the feedback!



Well as usual I made something fabulous on the computer only to forget my password to get it posted. Does this work for you all?

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I have enjoyed online communities as I have little time during the day to chat with teachers. It was hard to balance teaching the kids and discussing teaching with other professionals. It is also wonderful as I am maneuvering through the sparse curriculum in language arts. I go to sites and join in hopes of picking their brains. When I am commenting on yahoo, I ignore the rules as many do. While communication has improved with the internet, I think the about amount of trash and it is exponentially growing faster. Perhaps I should post this article on yahoo. I now more mindful of my audience. Sharing my thoughts is easy for me...especially since my blog leaves me undercover. Since I went to professional sites, I found my thinking to be of a different nature. I enjoy reading the thoughts/comments but I am still working on the format so others comment back. I followed the language arts one for a while and of course I follow my schools http://mdetechtools.blogspot.com/ and my son's class, http://lindsayclassnews.blogspot.com/.