1. **BE AWESOME TODAY!**
2. OVERTHINKING LEADS TO NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.
3. I'VE NEVER MET A STRONG PERSON WITH AN EASY PAST.
4. DON'T COUNT THE DAYS, MAKE THE DAYS COUNT.
5. DO WHAT THEY THINK YOU CAN'T DO.
6. BE THE REASON SOMEONE SMILES TODAY.
7. NEVER STOP LOOKING UP.
8. LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU'RE LAUGHING.
9. STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY.
10. BE HAPPY, IT DRIVES PEOPLE CRAZY.
I was first introduced to a Snote last year by fellow teacher, Faye Hanson (She's on Twitter! @Storyfaye). The library media specialist and I found a, "Mystery in the Library" event that we wanted the students to become detectives and solve. To add another layer of fun, we put the clues into Snotes throughout the library. The students were not only engaged, but I made a point to observe the students who usually are disengaged and disruptive. We didn't have any student like that!
How could your students utilize this web tool in your classroom? With Snotes scattered throughout the school, what ideas are your students generating for its use?
Share your ideas in this comment section.
Click on this link to learn how to read a Snote and begin creating your own!
There are 10 motivational quote Snotes scattered throughout the school. I will post the quotes here at 11:00am.
Remember the start of school? Were you thinking....here we go! It's already March and the end of the school year is on the horizon. It's about that time when we can easily get caught up in the forest looking at the trees. Let's take a giant step back and look at the global education forest. What are others in the forest doing? A quick way to find out is to read the blogs of other educators and administrators. It's a great way to learn about new technology, how to implement, or teaching ideas/thoughts in the classroom from educators who are doing it!
Here is a short list of blogs. Just choose one or check them all out. Share something you read and liked with at least one person in the building.
1. Innovative Educator - http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/
Lisa Nielsen, a longtime public-school educator, uses her platform to explore new learning methods and to shine a light on educational inefficiencies and deficiencies. Case in point: her takedown of “the packet-driven classroom.”
2. Free Technology 4 Teachers - http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
Richard Bryne, a Google-certified teacher and ed-tech consultant, offers online resources and tools at a price point that everyone’s happy with: free. His blog is often updated multiple times during the day, so be sure to check in frequently. I must point out that he started out as a high school social studies teacher from Maine.
3. Shake Up Learning - http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog
Kasey Bell is a Google-certified instructional technology consultant with a ton of personality. Her blog features fun ways to incorporate technology into the classroom without it getting in the way of the learning process.
4. Mr. Carter's Office - http://dwightcarter.edublogs.org/
An award-winning principal who helped his former district accomplish great things with tech, Dwight Carter provides weekly updates on his work at New Albany High School in Ohio.
5. There Is No Box - https://anotherschwab.com/
The boundaries of instruction and education exist only in our heads. On his blog, Andrew Schwab, an educator and a self-described “IT guy,” is busy “thinking out loud” about all things ed-tech.
Every Friday I will post!*
What can you expect to find here?
It could be a tech tool, pedagogy, PBL, gamification in education, a book I've read, share what's happening in the classrooms, guest bloggers, even students may join in on the fun here at ETA. The possibilities of what can appear here are endless.
In addition to blogging, resources will become available on this website. Right now I'm working on the page, "All Things Google." I will have a wealth of information about all things Google we can use. I'll send an email when it's ready for viewing.
Every blog will have categories. This can help you to quickly and easily find a blog that is relevant to you. Look for the categories on the right side of this blog.
Feel free to comment on any blog.
As always, I am always here to help brainstorm, play, implement, guide, etc......
FYI: There are 2 postings for today!
*While you will receive an email with the link every Friday, at times I may blog more than once during the week.
Padlet is a free virtual wall where you and/or students can place virtual post-it notes and allow you to post text, images, documents, and/or videos anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.
It's all about hands-on so how about trying it out? I've created a PA Bookshelf Padlet. Add your favorite book. You can just type the name of the book and author(s) or try adding a photo, link, and/or video.
How can I use Padlet in my classroom? Below are links to blogs and articles about how teachers are using Padlet. If you use Padlet in your classroom, post in the comments section of this blog.
5 Ways to Use Padlet in the Classroom
How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool For Teaching
How to Use the New Version of Padlet
Best of Education: The Best Padlets Out There On Educational Topics (these are actual Padlets)
As always, if you want help playing with Padlet or introducing it to your students, I'm here to help!