Overwhelmed!!!

This past week has been a challenge to say the least. I have felt as though I have been pulled in 500 different directions. LOL

I am so excited about going back to 6th grade, but I have not taught reading/ELA in three years. With the new guidebooks that the state has created, I have been attending workshops and expanding my knowledge. I also have to finish moving my classroom.

I let my due date for a paper pass me up this week. I would have really came down on my students for this if they had of forgotten a due date. I guess being back in class myself has reminded me that things do happen and intentions are not always bad. Hopefully this next week will slow down and I can relax. My grand babies are calling my name! 🙂

Which form of technology to choose

After spending the past week exploring different sites, I have found that there are so many forms of technology available to use for my classroom. I really want to change things up this year especially since I am going back to 6th grade!!!! I have been debating on creating a classroom blog or using another site for students to stay in contact with each other via the web.

I was very excited about trying a classroom blog where each of my students would create their own blog page, but was quickly let down when it was suggested that the students would find a way to post inappropriate things. I still want to try it, I just hope that we do not have any issues with inappropriate material.

Any information on how to incorporate new ideas into my reading class would be greatly appreciated.

Something Else New This Week!!!

So, I have really been pushed to step out of my comfort zone with this technology class. I am glad though because I am really learning a lot. I was really nervous with the blog last week, but this is easy compared to what else I have had to do!!! This week I created a Wikipedia page <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabine_Free_State_Festival&gt; and created a Wiki PLN. Although I was really uncomfortable with the Wikipedia page, I have to say it was harder for me to create a twitter account. I get onto my kids all the time because they are constantly on their phones, either Facebook or Twitter. I said I would never have a Twitter account but NOW I DO!!! I don’t know if it will be something I keep though. I guess I will have to learn to use it and see if it grows on me.

Out of my Comfort Zone

This is my first blog ever. I am taking a technology class and creating a blog is part of my assignment. I am completely out of my comfort zone. I use Facebook, but I hardly ever post. I am more of a reader of other people’s lives, so this is new for me.

This is my first semester as a grad student. I am also a wife, mother, and grandmother.  I have been teaching for 7 year now, and I still love it. Hopefully I will become more comfortable with blogging and open myself up to new ideas for my classroom.

Wish me luck on my new endeavors!!!!