Candace Townsley's Blog (4)

the oldest profession in the world...

Yesterday we had a fundraiser for our Lego Robotics team - it was a car wash at a local bank. I donned my shorts, team t-shirt, swim shoes and a visor and got excited about raising enough money for an educational kit and field kit. The kids were eager to hold up their car wash signs and I volunteered to be the adult- to supervise the kids by the busy street.

It was fun trying to get people to wave! Then we made a sign that said "Honk if you love Legos". The kids counted the number of… Continue

Added by Candace Townsley on July 19, 2009 at 7:45am — No Comments

The scales from my eyes are removed...

The past few months of Twittering have been eye opening and quite HUMBLING for me...

Please indulge me as I explain... of course it's MY BLOG... so I allow myself this indulgence. :-)

I came into teaching as a second career. I had wanted to be a music teacher when I first started college - specifically Orchestra or Choir - since I sing and play the violin. Upon listening to older students discuss how teachers were paid so poorly etc.. I changed my major and finished with a… Continue

Added by Candace Townsley on June 28, 2009 at 8:36am — No Comments

Ready to get started...

One of my twin daughters is now all married... and all the family is gone. So - now I can get started on learning more about blogs, wikis and other such things that I've heard about but have never really used. When I took five of our Odyssey of the Mind teams to World Competition in Ames, Iowa - I "blogged" our trip on Facebook. I took tons of pictures and wrote about the days activities. It was a lot of fun - but parents were forced to sign up with Facebook in order to follow the blog. I would… Continue

Added by Candace Townsley on June 21, 2009 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Excited but overwhelmed...

A little over a month ago I started to use Twitter. I kept hearing Ellen DeGeneres talking about it - so I thought I would try it out. Being a "Facebooker" I didn't quite understand how Twitter worked. I certainly never thought I would like it better than FB - but boy was I wrong!

Since my tweeting has begun, I have started following teachers and teacher educators that have enlightened me as to how I can use technologies that I've used as a grad student (webinars, distance learning,… Continue

Added by Candace Townsley on June 7, 2009 at 9:03am — No Comments


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