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SOLSC. 2011. 5 of 31

Slice of Life Challenge 2011. Please share your unique URL to your daily slice in the comments of this post. Feel free to grab this button and use it to your blog. Happy Slicing. Adding emotion to your Slice helps to document the moment. Check out this Emotional Thesaurus. The link will take you to… Continue reading SOLSC. 2011. 5 of 31

web sites · Write: It's good for you!

Sundays for the Soul: Not for Robots

Check out this website I stumbled across: Not for Robots Writing is hard. People for whom writing is not hard are robots and should go away. Thank you. I'm not telling anymore, just that when I found myself in the midst of the site I knew it was perfect for Sundays for the Soul. Let… Continue reading Sundays for the Soul: Not for Robots

Election 2008 · mentor texts · technology · units of study · web sites · writing · writing workshop

This is the only kind of jogging you’re going to see me do!

Kevin, Creator of Day in a Sentence, used a new technology, Jog the Web, to showcase everyone's posts this week. I was fascinated with the ease at which I was able to navigate through the websites of the Day in a Sentence Contributors. In fact, I liked Kevin's Jog so much that I created a… Continue reading This is the only kind of jogging you’re going to see me do!

authors · books · web sites

You’ve Gotta Sign Up!

Thanks to my colleague, Mary Helen Gensch, I know in time this year to sign up for Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and Ball State Univeristy's MYVisit Virtual Author Series.  On October 7, BSU Virtual Author Series is going to host Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewis of the Click Clack Moo (& other) books.  (My kids'… Continue reading You’ve Gotta Sign Up!

photograph · technology · web sites

Sharing Photos with Students & Families

I built a website on Shutterfly to share pictures and news with my students' families. This might be overkill seeing as I also built a classroom blog. I was going to use Picasa to host photos of my students, but now that I found this great new tool over at Shutterfly, I'm rethinking my Picasa… Continue reading Sharing Photos with Students & Families

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Who isn't busy these days? We all are, regardless of where we are in our teaching careers. I found a fantastic site today, The Busy Teacher's Cafe, which is put together by a literacy coach from Passaic, NJ. It has lots of targeted links for everything from how to create a class website to information… Continue reading Busy???

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found this.

Found this blog by following link to link to link in the wonderful way of the Internet.  Love the photos.  I was even more impressed by the number of comments Pioneer Woman seems to get daily.  Can someone explain this phenomenon of mass amounts of comments to me?  (She must be some sort of celebrity… Continue reading found this.

fiction · web sites · writing

Writing Fiction? Take the next step!

My son loves-loves-loves books.  This steals my heart.  It also allows me even more time to read children's books.  What I've noticed is my desire to dive in and write fiction. I know many people are in the midst of fiction with their students.  (It seems to be a good way to keep the grey… Continue reading Writing Fiction? Take the next step!

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Some Websites

Here are a few websites I thought may interest readers of this blog. Mary Helen Gensch, a writing coach for Whitko School District, shared this site for Graphic Organizers.  There are maybe a ba-jillion (and that's a technical count) different graphic organizers for all of your organizing needs.  Phil Metcalf, the vocational director at Wawasee… Continue reading Some Websites