Get Back to Inspired – A Thank You!

Tweet Ever feel like your muse has let you down?  Ever need a little inspiration?  That’s where I am right about now.  Uninspired.  There’s a long list of things to do and no good place to start them.  The holidays are bogging me down, not lifting me up.  My students, as much as I love […]

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Arts Integration Party!

Tweet You read that right!  We are going to have an arts integration party this coming week and you are invited!  Susan Riley of Education Closet and I are going to host this event.  It’s a “TwitParty” which means the event will be completely online and done through Twitter.  The #artsint party is a chance […]

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My Life Has Changed – Ode to My PLN

Tweet Oh, how life has changed for me. I’ve loved the computer since I can remember, but never before has it done to me this. I sit here daily, moment to moment Tweeting and typing Reading and listening… Because now the computer is more than a desktop; It’s a coffee house, a teacher’s lounge, a […]

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Thank You for 2010 – A Message to My PLN

Tweet At this point in my career, I do not know what I would do without my PLN. You guys are great! Over the last 12 months, I have poured my professional (and as is so connected, at times my personal) heart out over this wonderful profession we share: education. As Beethoven once said, “I […]

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Edu Blogger's Balancing Act – Powered by Passion

How did I get here? I wonder that every so often as I find myself writing and checking posts, emails, tweets and DMs late into the night… typing, typing, typing. My desk is a mess and my head needs to clear, but there is still a smile on my face. Why? Because I’m following my professional heart and doing what I’m passionate about. I teach, I learn, I inspire – I’m an educator in the 21st century!

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Tech as a Tool for Teacher Collaboration

Tweet Part of teaching is sharing your knowledge and experiences. We can’t forget that. You may have heard people say, “Teachers should not teach in isolation.” (This couldn’t be farther from the truth for me as I teach in a modified open concept school. I am the opposite of isolation!) Opening your doors to your […]

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PLN Collaboration

Tweet For the past couple of months, I have had the great opportunity to collaborate with some amazing people in my PLN (personal learning network).  People a few blocks away to ones 3000 miles away – it doesn’t matter.  When someone is in your PLN, you become connected by an interest, no, a passion and […]

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Artsed in 5

Tweet The other night, during the #artsed chat led by Joan Weber (@creativityassoc), she tweeted: You have 5 words. Why is #artsed important for children to have in schools? Can you narrow to 5 words? A few people in our wonderful (and powerful) PLN replied.  Here are some of their tweets (including mine): RT @elephantsgerald: […]

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Working with Audacity

Tweet Recently, I taught two workshops using the open source audio editing software, Audacity through the Somersworth, NH School District. @brophycat (AKA Cathy Brophy, a good friend and colleague) invited me to share my knowledge of the software with preK-12 teachers and make it practical for their teaching. I was excited to do so! The […]

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