Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week 8: Each Week is Different, and This One Did Not Disappoint

Each week in my new position has been different, and this week did not disappoint. 

Two second grade classrooms (Marshall & Paul) began Global Read Aloud 2015 by reading The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes. The classrooms are going to connect globally with other classrooms through a Twitter Slowchat. I am so excited to hear about the book and the connections the classes make! 

I was able to assist Ms. Gifford's class with their first Mystery Skype this week... Pennsylvania! It is always wonderful to watch as the students use critical thinking skills and teamwork to determine the mystery location. 

Mrs. Moore's class was ready for their first Mystery Skype and the other class did not answer our call, so what did we do? We went over our game plan for the next one which will be Tuesday October 13th!

I was able to attend OTA/Encyclomedia two days this week and I had the opportunity to share/present one of my presentations "Techify Communication Between Home and School". This one is very different from my past presentations in that I shifted the audience. I usually present my best practices as a classroom teacher and this was geared for admin., but I think it went well.  I have had several people ask if I could share the presentation, but since I am presenting it again at TCEA I decided to make a resource page to share. Please email or comment below if you have any questions, I am always happy to discuss or assist! 

I published Southwest October Innovation & Technology News this week. Six teachers were winners of a book and Author Skype! (I was only able to get pics of four of them...) I also have three teachers that will be participating in skypes with The Night Zookeeper! I am so excited! 

As always my week ended with organizing, producing, and sharing SW Weekly Recap. We are beginning to interview classroom teachers, this week Mrs. Blackketter was up!

I am going to leave you with a powerful slide from one of the keynotes this week! 

Thank you for allowing me to share my journey as I grow & learn each week! 
Mrs. Hime

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