Archive for August, 2010

China’s massive traffic jam could last for weeks


26 Aug

Mr. Lindop just shared this with me.

WHAT???

Glacier break changes landscape


23 Aug

Mr. Lindop passed this along to me.

It’s a great article about the changing face of the earth.

Balanced


21 Aug

Balanced is the best word to describe my hopes and dreams as well as who I am as a teacher.

My hope and dream for myself is to find balance in all things.  A balance between family and work.  A balance between fun and obligation.  A balance between what I have to do and what I want to do.

As a teacher, I also look for balance.  I want to push my students to achieve their very best, but I hope to balance that rigor with support and understanding.  I also want to balance the classroom with individual, collaborative and large group activities.  I want to find a balance of computer based work and face-to-face work.  I also want my students to construct their own meaning, but, also, I think that there are things that I need to teach explicitly.

The problem is that the slightest thing that can ruin delicate balance in place, but then you pick up and start again.

TechFest – Web 2.0 Tools


18 Aug

Here are the links to the two sites that have good Web 2.0 tools: Cool Tools for Schools and  Go to Web 2.0.

Please reply to this post with your reviews of different products.

Also, please share other applications that are not listed on these two sites that you think are good tools for school.

If you add new sites, please link to them, explain their use, and why you think we should know about them.

Mrs. Welbes Online

the better version of the real thing