The Office Remodel Part 1


The other day I said I was going to start remodeling my office to be more inviting to students and staff alike. While I planned on doing this slowly over the next few weeks. As they say, time waits for no man and I ended up getting an earlier start due to an accident occurring during some regular checks, such as my entire shelf collapsing (don’t worry, I’m OK). So, after a few hours of moving, cataloging, archiving and a few other things here is the start to my remodel.

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Toontastic Comics

Hello Everyone, The school year is coming to a close and I have learned over the last few years that most students are thinking about more creative ideas as the school year comes to a close. They are focusing on creating outdoor projects, going on actions and having fun. I thought now would be a great time to start my Comics in the Classroom. Along the ideas of Reading with Pictures where comics are used for education. I thought I would create the use of comics in the classroom using technology. My first lesson is a very simple one to … Continue reading Toontastic Comics

Straying into Redacted Writing

Greetings All, If you have been tracking my twitter and pinterest feeds lately, you’ve noticed I’ve been doing a lot of Blackout Poetry. What is Blackout Poetry you ask? author, cartoonist and web designer Austin Kleon, who hit on the technique to overcome a severe case of writer’s block. Working with discarded copies of “The New York Times,” Kleon viewed the results as little more than an inspired writing exercise as he stated in a June 2010 interview with Austin University’s student newspaper, “The Daily Texan.” Popular response to the blackout poems that he posted on his blog led to … Continue reading Straying into Redacted Writing

Taking Apps out of the Useless Folder

Greetings everyone and Happy Hump Day. If you are look at the top image and seeing Teacher Andy up there you are probably saying: “Wait what?!” or “Why are you displaying android, IOS and GAFE up there?” Well, its pretty simple, I was working with a few students of mine the other day and we were going over Evernote. For those who don’t know, Evernote is a great productivity App that can be used for note taking, journaling, presenting and voice notes and synchs across all platforms from mobile to desktop. Two of my teachers decided to have students start … Continue reading Taking Apps out of the Useless Folder

Teach like a Pirate and Re enact those Famous Movie Scenes

For most schools its Homecoming Week. Time to get the school spirit on, crown a new king and queen, cheer on the team on Friday night and end it all with a nice dinner and dance. This week, we decided to re enact famous movie scenes our way. Its pretty simple, if everyone is dressed as the appropriate character, just do the still shots of the famous scenes but to add something a bit different, do it your way. Here I am doing a famous scene from Captain America: The Winter Soldier but I’m dressed up as Bushido from DC … Continue reading Teach like a Pirate and Re enact those Famous Movie Scenes

Teach like a Pirate App Dice set

  First set of Teach like a Pirate App Dice. These App and Tech Dice are designed to work with the creation and uses of Teach like a Pirate. There will be more sets to come. Enjoy.   Continue reading Teach like a Pirate App Dice set

Children, Children what do you See? We see an iPad looking at us!

     Hello Everyone,      If you are like me, the school year is in full swing and if you are like me you want to create some exciting new projects and classroom activities for your classroom. Well, I have one for you especially if you are PK-1 classroom. We all know the story, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. Now, we have all seen the song on Youtube but you can take the classic story to a new level using just one iPad. Yes, just one iPad. The first … Continue reading Children, Children what do you See? We see an iPad looking at us!