Post-It Snapshot

Late last year, I was working with my Multimedia students and I really wanted to do something different with their projects. I have always given my students choice with their passion projects, but many were really wanting to start using stickers with their projects. It was then that I remembered a post from my friend, Tony Vincent in the early spring of 2017 on Printing Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides. I had been showing my students how to use Google Slides for more than presentations from creating their own costume posters to creating animated GIFS. They LOVED using Post-Its to create their own brand of stickers. Creating everything inspirational messages to later building Pixel Art with them. It was then that I knew I wanted to take Post-Its Education to a new level in my PIXEL Classroom building project and I didn’t have to look any further than a Nativity Polaroid post-it holderContinue reading “Post-It Snapshot”

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Dear Classroom 2018-2019

Every year for the last few years, I have written a “Dear Classroom” letter for my upcoming school year. The last couple of years I have been blessed with my own classroom. It’s a great way to reflect on your goals for your classroom in the upcoming school year. Here is this year’s letter: Continue reading “Dear Classroom 2018-2019”

Talk to Me Chapters 7-10 Review

It’s Wednesday and it’s time to jump back into Talk to Me by Kim Bearden. Moving into Part 2 of the book: Applications and Complications. As Kim states that no matter what, complications happen in life. It is important to develop awareness of additional factors that will create obstacles in life. The next few chapters talk about the most common scenarios that can happen and make communication difficult.  Continue reading “Talk to Me Chapters 7-10 Review”

Talk to Me Chapters 1-4 Review

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is kicking off the week on a great note. I’m about to start my room set up for the school year. Can you believe that school starts for most of us in just over a week? I’m pretty excited about this school year and starting the Pixel Classroom with my students. Just before I am caught in the hustle and bustle of setting up my classes, I would review, Talk to Me by Kim Bearden. For those who don’t know, Kim is the co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy and long time educator. I have mentioned her several times on my PLN as I have read Move your Bus by Ron Clark and The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King talked about Kim’s involvement. Kim’s book is about talking with others. Not just students, but also with parents and staff. Talk to Me is broken down into the 6 Principles of Effective Communication. Similar to how I reviewed Run like a Pirate by Adam Welcome. I am going to do the same with reviewing Talk to Me by chapters. So, put on your Red Converse Shoes and walk this way.

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Run like a Pirate Chapters 46-Conclusion Review

The time has arrived, yes, it is the final day of my daily book review for Run Like a Pirate by Adam Welcome. It’s funny, yesterday when I was looking over the chapters trying to get my words together to really bring these reviews for Run Like a Pirate to a great conclusion. I of course looked over several of the quotes in the book trying to figure out the right one, but then I went on Instagram. Adam had posted about you have to go out and do things and he believes you can do it. So, that’s what I’m going to do. Let’s get on with this final review of the book. Continue reading “Run like a Pirate Chapters 46-Conclusion Review”

Run like a Pirate Chapters 39-45

Hey Everybody!  I’m fresh from a run and feeling the review spirit in high gear for Run like a Pirate by Adam Welcome. First of all, I’m going to have to reveal an embarrassing situation today. Last night, after having a pretty good Monday. I went to bed feeling pretty good. I woke up to the sound of the garbage truck pulling up our street. I sprung out of bed and ran. I forgot to pull the bins to the end of our drive way. I open the garage door and ran them to the front, but I had missed the pick up. I was planning on bringing the bins to the curb when I went out for my run this morning and did not expect them to be so early (they usually aren’t around our house until about 2 hours earlier).  Even more, my wife had woken up earlier and started laughing at me the whole time and then she goes to get a cup to start the morning coffee and then realizes I didn’t soak one of the containers from her parents being over last night. Talk about double whammy and then I got a talk about forgetting to put an appointment on the calendar. So, yeah, not how I intended to start the morning. So, I put on my running outfit, had my water and banana and out I ran. Leading to where we are now with starting with Chapter 39: The Big Apple.

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