Saturday, January 29, 2011

My new writing venture...


We'll see how this goes.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A New Venture

I recently had the opportunity to start writing for an online source about gifted education. I decided to take it.  I'll post about it at some point, I'm sure.  Right now I'm just figuring things out, but I posted my first article today entitled, "Looking Out for our Gifted Students."  We'll see how it goes...

Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Blogging Meets Classroom

Awhile back I took part with in some photography challenges with some of my blogging friends I met online.  Carmi, Anna and Mike (all amazing photographers!) would submit these amazing photos, and I learned so much from their perspectives.  The challenges each week were things like Project Blue, Project Black and White, and Project Look Through.  The way that these photographers interpreted these challenges was just fun and brought out so much creativity in the rest of us.  We learned a lot through them.

So I decided to take what I learned from them and bring it to the classroom.  Last week, just for fun with no grade attached, the kids can participate in our own little project for the week.  The theme this week is Project Green.  Already I've received a picture of a cat's eye (the most beautiful green you've ever seen!), grass, a recycling bin, okra....they are just eating it up.  Now I'm thinking about what to do with the pictures!  A collage is an easy fallback, but I want to display them well.  We will spend about 30 minutes in the computer lab and I'll show them how to use some editing software so that we can really bring out the greens in the picture, and maybe do some cropping.  We'll see.  We're all learning as we go!