#NeCathEdCamp Success!

Wow, what a day! #NECathEdCamp was truly a success. Did we solve all of the educational challenges of an educator? Did we answer every question that an educator has? Were all the unique situations of a Catholic school teacher addressed? No. But did we have a great time of learning and sharing? YES! But first, [Read On]

Schools That Attended #EdCampArchOmaha

Using Wordle!

The Best Parts of #EdCampArchOmaha

Using Wordle!

The 2015 #EdCampArchOmaha is in the Books!

We did it! The first #EdCampArchOmaha is in the books! I am so grateful for the team that helped put this together and the teachers that came today! First, a picture and then the top 8 take-aways about putting together and participating in an edcamp.   #8 Working with a great group of people. I’d [Read On]

We Have a Rosary Color Winner!

Thanks to so many of you for your help in helping me pick the color for the Wedding Rosary for Byron and Karisa’s wedding. Here are the details.     Using MapAList I was able to plot the locations of all those who voted. They will have a Rosary color picked by friends from around [Read On]

How I Made QR Code Stations of the Cross

A traditional Lenten practice is praying the Stations of the Cross. The 7th graders at our school present a tableau of the Stations of the Cross. Every year it is a powerful performance. This year our school purchased a cart filled with 32 iPads. I’m always on the look out for new ways to add [Read On]

What?! I Won a Teaching Award?

Yesterday I got the news, in a techy-geeky way, via a Smartphone set on speaker. My principal came into my room, after school was dismissed, with her Smartphone in her hand and several of my co-workers following. The phone call was from Kathy Mears, who is the executive director of the National Catholic Educational Association [Read On]

Are you my friend? #EdCampDSM

Saturday started like a regular school day for me. I awoke at 5:00 AM and got ready. But instead of going to school, I drove 2 hours to a grade school in Clive, Iowa for #EdCampDSM. It was a great day! I love EdCamps. This was my 8th EdCamp since attending my first EdCamp in [Read On]

The Ins and Outs of a Classroom Twitter Account

This past March, I attended #EdCampOmaha. I went to a session led by my friend @MattBGomez. Matt is an awesome Kindergarten teacher and I respect and trust his advice. I’ve always wanted to have a classroom Twitter account, but our discussion that day, at #EdCampOmaha cinched it for me. My biggest worry about having a [Read On]

Crazy About Widgets!

My new classroom wiki is beginning to take shape. I love using Wikispaces to host all the great projects my Third Graders create. So, keep an eye on our wiki and watch it grow! I really love adding widgets to wikis. My favorite type of widget is anything related to Geography. I just added a [Read On]