Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October's Most Popular Posts

Chart build on http://charts.hohli.com

Where did October go? I don't know about everyone else, but I cannot believe it is already Halloween! Before we know it, it will be 2013! We all know how quickly time flies during the holiday season.
I hope everyone has a FABULOUS Halloween! Below are the most popular posts for the month of October. Thanks again to everyone for their continued support!
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Jun 14, 2012, 2 comments
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Jul 12, 2012, 2 comments
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Oct 12, 2012
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Sep 26, 2012
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Oct 29, 2012
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Love Live Binders!

I love Live Binders! I think it is very user friendly and easy to organize. That's why I have so many binders now (see tab for the page with all of my Live Binders at the top of this blog). My students use my Computer Lab Bookmarks binder daily in my computer lab. They love it!
 
What I really like about the site, too, is seeing all of the other binders with fantastic resources! Live Binders can be created for any subject, but the majority of the ones on the site are education related. I am including the links to a few of the FANTASTIC binders below! I hope you enjoy them!
 
Also, be on the lookout soon for a blog post about how my first ever Ed Tech PD Presentation went last week! :-)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Election, 2012: Almost Time!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am VERY ready for this election to be over with! Don't get me wrong, I love my country and I love being able to vote. However, I get very sick of all of the political ads and mudslinging.
 
In regards to how the Election is discussed in the classroom, I am providing many links below to help with teaching students how it all works. I plan to discuss things with my own students, especially my older ones. I think it's important to keep them informed about the democratic processes of this country. Not to mention, I know it will be a hot topic anyway. Some students have already asked me who I am going to vote for. I always tell them that I will let them know who I voted for, AFTER the election. ;-)
 
Happy Voting!
 
 
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sweet, Sweet Candy Corn

I love Candy Corn! I always have. Yes, it's Very sweet, but it is an annual Fall tradition for me to have some of the yumminess that is candy corn.
With that in mind, I started to think of ways to "celebrate" candy corn. While I may not be personally able to use these resources in my own classroom (a.k.a. computer lab), I might be able to use some of the ideas with my own kids.
I hope these ideas will help some of you out as we are now on the "home stretch" to Halloween.
Thank you also to those of you who entered my recent giveaway. It is much appreciated! Thank you also for being patient between blog posts. Work has been keeping me pretty busy.
Enjoy and have a "Sweet" Day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Time for a Raffle!

I truly apologize for the lack of posts lately! Work has been nuts! I hope to get back on track here soon with blogging.

I am giving away a few prizes in this giveaway.

I was sent two free books from Scholastic, so I am giving away one of the copies of the book below:

 
I also am giving away 2 free copies of my new Halloween Display entitled "Going Batty over the Web". Here are some pics of my display (I lacked bulletin board space):
 




The contest runs through Midnight Eastern time on October 24th. Good luck!! (please enter below)

(If you only want to be entered to win the book or the Halloween display, please state so by commenting on this post. Thanks.)
 


 

Friday, October 12, 2012

TpT Freebies: Math

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. It's the end of the quarter so that means it's been busy at work!
 
I wanted to share some links to some AWESOME freebies I found on TpT. This time, I've focused on Math. I hope these are fun and helpful! Be on the lookout soon for more Ed Tech type posts.
 
Have a great weekend!
 
 








 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

No Cyberbullies Allowed!!

October is National Bullying Prevention month. It's nice to see that there is a whole month dedicated to  bringing awareness to this growing problem.
Whether the bullying is occurring face to face or via electronic means, it's still a serious problem in today's society. In my computer classes, we cover both Internet Safety and Cyberbullying throughout the year. It's important that students are aware of Online dangers and what to do should something unsafe or inappropriate occur.
I stress to my K-4 students that bullying to someone's face is just as serious as bullying them through electronics. This includes via social media, text messaging, email, chat, etc. Bullying is NOT allowed in my classroom and is not tolerated at our school. It can have such damaging effects on a person, sometimes fatal.
With all of this in mind, I am including many links below to help teachers, students, and parents learn more about Cyberbullying and ways to both prevent and deal with it. I pray that this epidemic is one that can be tamed sooner rather than later.








Friday, October 5, 2012

A New World Discovered!

Monday, October 8th is Columbus Day. Here is a brief biography about the man who "discovered America":
"Explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in the Republic of Genoa, Italy. His first voyage into the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 nearly cost him his life. Columbus participated in several other expeditions to Africa. 1492, Columbus left Spain in the Santa Maria, with the Pinta and the NiƱa along side. He has been credited for opening up the Americas to European colonization."
Christopher Columbus. (2012). Biography.com. Retrieved 09:43, Oct 05, 2012 from http://www.biography.com/people/christopher-columbus-9254209
This is a holiday about a man that seems to sometimes be forgotten in modern day Elementary history lessons. To help keep this legend alive, I am including many links below to use with your own students.
Have a wonderful Friday!

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