I am currently a 3rd grade teacher with Masters Degree in Reading/English Language Arts from University of Northern Iowa (go Panthers!). Passion for reading/literacy in classroom. Mother of 2 (surviving beginning teenage years), stepmom of 1, and wife of avid golfer.
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Hi Kim, my name is Leon Avrech, San Jose, CA Retired middle school teacher, vp,
principal and mentor teacher. Just wanted to let you know I recently had a book published, "Think You Can Teach? A Survival Guide For New Middle School Teachers". It is an enormous help for new and soon to be teachers. Applicable for all grades. Availableamazon.com, xlibris.com, borders.com Starts from first day on campus to end of year evaluation. Thank you
With your interest in Education Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service. Here’s a public class recording you might find of interest.
We use a version of Wordpress that my school set up for us for our blogs. I have also dabbled with 21 classes, but I haven't gotten very far with that yet. Ha! Wordpress is great because it has a podpress feature that feeds any podcasts your students create directly to iTunes.
Thanks for your comment! We'd love to collaborate with you this year. Blogging has been great for my students. One of our first blogging projects is to look at other students' blogs, so the children can learn how to write valuable comments. Then, we begin by having them write reflections on books they have read. Once they catch the blogging bug, they can't wait to write! For our evening book clubs, I used dimdim.com. It is a free conferencing site, and you can show slideshows, take your kids to websites, and use an interactive white board feature. The children communicate using the chat feature, so they learn to express themselves better through writing concise comments. I look forward to chatting with you more about collaborating this year!