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Operation: Resource Flip


*insert Mission Impossible theme song here* So my class has been practicing getting used to the flipped classroom components by watching the videos in class and filling out their SSS Packets.  We are about halfway through our Parts of Speech unit and so far it’s been going really well.  I just purchased a small lot […]

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First and foremost, I’d like give a big OOH-RAH to all my fellow Devil Dogs today.  Happy 237th birthday, Marines! Today, I raise my glass to you! Next, I’d like to update you on how it’s going with my semi-flipped classroom.  The unit is on parts of speech, and that’s broken down into categories.  We’re […]

Holy plethora of info to update you on…(flipped classrooms, class blogs, E-pals, and gamification)


This title actually reminds me of a clip from one of my fave movies, “The Three Amigos.”  If you like the movie as much as I do, click here.  If not….well, then…don’t. So, where to begin?  Yesterday I spent most of my day at the 2012 EdCampGR conference.  Two words: Dee. Lish.  I came out […]

Intro to the Flipped Classroom–AT LAST!!


If I could have a soundtrack to this blog entry, it would be this. At long last, I’ve finally been able to get around to intro-ing the flipped classroom component.  If you’re not familiar with the flipped classroom model, click here for some info. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting to actually […]

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Test Results and Class E-Pets


So, my students took their tests today in Social Studies via the iPads while listening to the test recorded.  They did better than I thought they would, to be honest. 🙂 It could’ve been the review game.  It could’ve been the QuizRevolution I created.  It could’ve been them going at their own pace because it […]

iPads as an Accommodation, E-Pals, and the Common Cold


*sniffle, sniffle* Don’t mind me…I’m just starting to get that dreaded cold that’s going around school.  Swell. Anyhoo, just wanted to update you all on how it went with having the students use the iPads to listen to their tests being read aloud using the website Chirbit.  Again, as a quick recap, I recorded myself […]

Trying….but is it working?


Ok.  Future Hubby will tell you that I am a dedicated Special Ed teacher.  I was up until 2 am last night creating a Science test review for not just my students with IEPs, but for any 8th grader who was interested in reviewing for their test tomorrow.  I used QuizRevolution to create the review.  I […]

Social Studies, Teched Out…


I’m not gonna lie–Social Studies was my least favorite subject when I was in middle school. The teachers lectured and lectured, and every so often I’d get called on without having the slightest clue what the heck he was talking about.  My recollection of class would most accurately described as this. Fast forward a few […]

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Who woulda thunk Math could be fun? :)


This is exactly how I felt today.  Let me tell you why. So first of all, I was told yesterday afternoon that our new principal should be dropping into my classroom* to observe the iPad pilot we’re doing.  Of course, knowing this, I try to plan something that the kids will use their iPads for. […]

Ah, the MEAP…


………………… Occupational hazard, if you think of it the way I do. As much as I LOVE administering the MEAP, I can honestly not wait until they’re over.  Ugh.  But, gotta keep a happy face on for the kids, right?  🙂 As for my Extended Core class, yesterday I introduced them to the world of […]

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