JustATeacher


My name is Lisa. I live in the Southern part of the United States at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. I am surrounded by beauty and love to take pictures of nature. Flowers are my favorite.

Taking pictures is a hobby or really more of a new passion for me. I hope in this blog to share just a few pictures that are meaningful to me, cause me to pause or have questions, or just make for an antidote of my adventure in learning and living.

I am a National Board Certified Teacher. While I teach Elementary School, my real goal is to help other teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. I plan on attending college this fall to work on my EdS. degree and eventually my Doctorate in Technology Education.



Flickr: frostyone1

Photography and Adjectives  My Classroom Wiki  

Ask me anything

Submit

Boo! Halloween Resources just 4 YOU! →

kbkonnected:

Dot’s Story Factory! Excellent Halloween story writing tool for younger students. 
#edtech #Halloween #PBS
Students can create Halloween stories using their own text and stickers provided by the site. There are even neat drawing pencils to create original art work. Add your own photos too. Multiple pages can be added.
Included in…

kbkonnected:

Dot’s Story Factory! Excellent Halloween story writing tool for younger students. 

#edtech #Halloween #PBS

Students can create Halloween stories using their own text and stickers provided by the site. There are even neat drawing pencils to create original art work. Add your own photos too. Multiple pages can be added.

Included in…image

image

kbkonnected:

FBI…SOS (Safe Online Surfing)
Designed to promote cyber-citizenship and online safety with fun online games and activities.
#edtech#4thchat #5thchat
Via K-12 Resources
screenshot

For grades 3-8. Each grade level has been assigned an island. Students must complete island lessons (games, interactives, quizzes etc.) to complete each grade level. An exam is available at the end of each grade level. Teachers can register for a classroom account but it is not necessary to complete lessons. 
You may also like…
Top Secret
Webonauts Internet Academy
Halloween Safety Game
Dave Lowe Designs (creates fantastic Halloween displays)

kbkonnected:

FBI…SOS (Safe Online Surfing)

Designed to promote cyber-citizenship and online safety with fun online games and activities.

#edtech#4thchat #5thchat

Via K-12 Resources

screenshot

image

For grades 3-8. Each grade level has been assigned an island. Students must complete island lessons (games, interactives, quizzes etc.) to complete each grade level. An exam is available at the end of each grade level. Teachers can register for a classroom account but it is not necessary to complete lessons. 

You may also like…

Top Secret

Webonauts Internet Academy

Halloween Safety Game

Dave Lowe Designs (creates fantastic Halloween displays)

The Danger of Using Tests to Measure Success - Education - GOOD →

The 28 most tried and true writing prompts

writingprompts:

http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/10454785056/247
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/17091167277/381
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/16695579815/374
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/15710158675/364
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/13101004357/331
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/13048159490/327
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/12572468693/316
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/12031885947/297
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/12031885947/297
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/11306724617/270
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/10524574979/250
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/10259592940/243
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/6040090734/writing-prompt-199
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/5951339070/writing-prompt-196
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/5913211689/writing-prompt-194
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/3638355003/writing-prompt-180
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/3522869313/168
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/3221587067/141
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/3133948047/131-inspired-by-kottkes-post-on-how-much-a
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/2911574667/100
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/2813503306/90
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/2542529083/73
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/2374160439/49
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/2350308175/46
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/2177881379/39
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/1525988527/15
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/1507386901/12
http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/1507236217/10

Source: writingprompts

50 Alternatives to the Book Report →

theteachersdesk:

  1. Character Astrology Signs
  2. Heroes and Superheros
  3. Create a Childhood for a character
  4. Critique from the point of view of a specific organization
  5. Social workers report
  6. College application
  7.  School counselor’s recommendation letter
  8.  Talk show invitation
  9.  Radio exchange
  10.  Movie recommendations
  11.  Create a home page
  12.  Chat room conversations
  13.  E-mail directory
  14.  Title acrostic
  15.  Cartoon squares
  16.  Word collage
  17.  Yearbook entries
  18.  Letter exchange
  19.  Awards
  20. Talk show on issues in the novel
  21.  Dream vacation
  22. Scrapbook 
  23. Photos or magazine pictures
  24. Music
  25. Poetry
  26. Twenty questions
  27. File a complaint 
  28. Tangible or intangible gifts
  29.  Talk to the author
  30. Point of view column
  31. Character monologues 
  32. Make up a word test for the novel
  33. Answering machine message
  34. Found poems
  35. Name analysis
  36. A character’s fears
  37. Current events
  38. Advertisements
  39. A pamphlet 
  40. Draw a scene
  41. New acquaintances 
  42. Book choices for character
  43. Community resources for characters
  44. Family history
  45. Detective work
  46. The dating game
  47.  Create a character’s room
  48. CD collection
  49. Photo album
  50. A character alphabet 

Source: kbkonnected

Presidents' Day: Everything You Need →

kbkonnected:

#sschat #elemchat #spedchat

Why now?

I need a place to vent and decided tumblr would be it.  Everything seems to be clicking this year professionally.  I am loving my new third grade class!  They are awesome kids and ACED the new standardized reading and math test the system is using to judge us by…..I cannot stand standardized tests and totally refuse to teach to the test, so this is awesome.

I am totally psyched that they will blow the top off the ARMT test in April with my just teaching the standards, and not just teaching to the test.  I am vested in this 100%.  Yes, I have a point to prove.

I began work on my EdS in teacher leadership and have really enjoyed the challenge.  I am only taking one class.   That was a wise decision since it was 7 years ago that I became National Board Certified and 11 years ago that I earned my masters.

Top that off with being the Lead Technology Teacher at my school.  We have a new administration.  The school is being converted from K-5 to P-8.  I have to take off for workshops to “train the trainer” and then come back and lead Inservice training to insure all of our staff can use the new operating system for the school AND the new assessment format.

With all of this going on…….the doctors found an irregular mass in my breast, and I go see a surgeon on the 15th.  I know I shouldn’t worry.  This happens to alot of people, and it winds up to be nothing.  But this sort of thing runs in my family.  My aunt went thru this last year as did a cousin.  I know the drill.  At the least, this will mean a biopsy.  

I am really trying not to worry.  It is not death I fear at all.  I fear missing school!  A sub cannot do what I want to do with my class.  I fear having to drop my college class because I won’t have the energy.  Ok, I fear pain a little.

And for now all I can do is plow ahead trying to stay positive while I wait for two+ weeks. 

Tagged: educationstresscancerwhy now

kbkonnected:

PowerPoint Games - Templates
Customize them for your own classroom.
#elemchat #spedchat #games
You may also like…
10  Word Games
Printable Game Boards
14 Printable Games for Young Children

kbkonnected:

PowerPoint Games - Templates

Customize them for your own classroom.

#elemchat #spedchat #games

You may also like…

10  Word Games

Printable Game Boards

14 Printable Games for Young Children

image