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Showing posts from December, 2018

101 in 1001 Update

Hi y'all, Here's an update on my 101 in 1001!
I managed to accomplish a few things (about 20) since I last did a check-in in July.

Start: January 1, 2017 End: September 29, 2019

Professional: Finish my teaching program November 2017Student Teach August-November 2017Get my teaching license December 2017Get a teaching job/contract July 2018Pass my tests to become a teacher January 2017Attend a professional conferenceStart my master’s degreeLearn CPR 5.5.17Set up a virtual file for Word Study August 2017Copy some math handouts November 2017Update my resume November 2017Keep a journal during practicums  March-April 2017Keep a journal during student teaching August-November 2017Organize my own classroom August 2018Google Educator Certification August 2018 Personal: Save $5000 November 2018Get a puppyRead 32 books (1 for each month)-total complete: 32 November 2018Take a trip November 2017Attend my sorority’s 5th year anniversary celebration November 2017Unplug from technology for 24…

The Highs and Lows of Technology in Classrooms

Hi y'all,
I've been finishing up the first half of my first year of teaching! EEK. It's so hard to believe that I've worked so hard for something and have made such a big dream of mine come true!

Anyway, I wanted to talk about the highs and lows of technology.

I use technology almost (if not every single) day in my classroom. Technology can be super useful and create a unique learning experience that sticks with students. However, it can also quickly become the bane of a teacher's existence.

Some of the high's I've found with technology as a teacher:
1. Quick response/communication. I remember back to when I was in school and my mom had to leave teacher's voice mails! I don't even think I set up my voicemail at school. However, I check my email when I get to school, throughout the day, and at the end of the school day. After that, I don't check it anymore! However, there is also the Seesaw app, which is incredible! I love it so much! It allows m…