My Favorite Blogging Resources

These are some of my favorite resources that I use when I blog.  Enjoy, and happy blogging! Find CC images for students to use*: Pixabay Imagebase Public Domain Archive Gratisography Foodie's Feed (mostly images of food and products) Magdeleine Unsplash Picography...

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Sometimes Things Go Boom – A MidQuarter Teaching Crisis

Usually I don't have much trouble finding my stride with my students. I've been teaching for a long time, and things normally get off to a pretty smooth start.  But something happened this year that really messed with my head.  Somehow, I lost myself. I lost my...

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ISTE 2015 Take Aways

Part of the draw of ISTE is the vast amount of knowledge shared about educational technology.  I got to share about blogging with students in my Build-A-Blog workshop.  It was fabulous! My Session (Build-A-Blog) If you're thinking of starting a blog yourself, or...

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Fixing The Problem with Education Today

Start with Why I don't get a whole lot of time to read these days. Between teaching and planning and keeping up with my two little boys and my husband, I barely have time to breathe. So, to get some reading in, I sometimes listen to audiobooks while I'm driving....

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Blog Wrangling (Grading and Other Woes)

You've gotten your students blogging about amazing things, but how on earth are you supposed to keep track of them.  Even worse, how are you supposed to grade them (or are you)? To Grade or Not to Grade That is the question.  Seriously. There are several views on...

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So They’ve Got a Blog. Now What?

Congratulations! You've gotten your students set up with a blog.  Now what? Blog Posts Should Be Long, Right? One of the most common questions I get from teachers about blogging is, "What should my students write about?"  There's a bit of a misperception that says...

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Blogging with Students: Choosing a Platform

So you want to blog with your students?  Great!  Blogging is an amazing tool that helps move writing from the realm of "for the teacher only" to "global - gasp!"  If you've already decided that blogging is a good idea, I'm not going to get into all the whys of why...

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KickStarting Education

“We want more disruptive innovation and less planned innovation. To do this, we had to let go. We thought, what if we removed the obstacles that are stopping people from innovating? What if we gave them the resources? There are no rules or constraints. The approach to...

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Accidental Learning

Charges, Motivations, and Discovery My sophomores are doing a mock trial as their assessment for our Shakespeare unit.  During the unit, the class explored various portions of the Othello (focusing on Iago) and The Tempest (focusing on Prospero).  Our driving question...

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Thinking Outside the Box

Meandering On one of my frequent meanderings through the massive garden of Internet awesomeness, I happened upon a site that I had saved but forgotten in the mad crush of life and "stuff."  As before, it caught my eye (probably because it contains a load of...

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