[Integrated Learning Weekly] This week in the news…

I am exploring new ways to share updated information and news with my collegues. Here is my current method. It is a List.ly list that I am hoping to curate weekly. All of these links came from my own reading from my Feedly page, Twitter, and shared articles. I save these posts using Pocket, and…

[Lesson Ideas] Magically Delicious

Here is a presentation I made to help me introduce the concept of Magic Realism at Young Writers Camp.  Feel free to use it, and all images and links should either go directly to the source, or have enough information to identify the source. Please also give appropriate credit to sources if you use this–it’s…

[Teaching Art] Describing Chi

Yesterday I tried to start an art study on Chinese Calligraphy. As the turkey-butts would say, it was an epic fail. Middle school turkey butts are so very very literal, that they just weren’t getting the… the… zen of the whole thing (maybe because “zen” is Japanese in origin?).  I knew that if I set…

[Tech Tip] Storybird

I discovered this link today while on a teacher networking site called Edmodo (more on that later).  I’m still playing around with it, but will absolutely be using it this week.  I’m going to use it in art class though, and sneak the writing in.  Bwahahahaha. From what I can tell so far, the site…

Notes From My Phone

As I have told you in person, I leave notes for myself on my phone–often while driving.  It is illegal, I suppose, since I use the keyboard and type them, but I typically save it for stoplights, and don’t worry about spelling or anything.  Nearly always they are ideas for school or quite close to…