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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


My new friend and I were lamenting at lunch the other day, if we ruled the world ....
Ok, I'm here to tell you if someone wants to give me a million dollars, I'm waaay cool with that...
But, seriously, if I ruled the earth ..
1. All Teachers would make the same amount.
2. That "amount" would be in high double digits!
3. All Teachers would have the same technology, and to go along with that rule, we also need the same amount of coaching and P.D. (paid of course)
4. All Teachers would have great benefits, respect and time to create great 21st century lessons.
...Hey, its my dream!
But, in the meantime, if you want to get something for your classroom, hurry over to, tax time is fast approaching, and people are just waiting to give you some financial support for your classroom!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tied to Tools

So, what tools can you NOT live without? I've narrowed it down to two, really! First, and foremost is my Sprint Instinct. Before you accuse me of sounding like a commercial, I want you to hear me out. Yes, I'm a google certified teacher, but the google phone does not make my heart flutter, nor does the iphone...I'm NOT PAYIN anymore, or jumping on any app that someone else adores. My Sprint Instinct works for me, took 0 seconds to figure out and I use every piece of it. Btw, the camera is pretty darn robust!
Now, a close number two is my Flip HD camera. If you are even thinking about getting a new camcorder, this baby is smaller than my phone...and you can grab a picture from any video you take. Yeah, a couple attachments, like a tripod will help any situation...but it is really easy to use --a USB goes right into your computer and that's really all I need..and the phone charger occasionally!