Thursday, November 12, 2015

Headed to the shredder...

I'm doing some cleaning of my desk area.  Usually it's just work that needs to get done that is not a priority, so it piles up.  However, I am purging some of my things I thought I needed to save.  I've neatly stacked and organized them on the shelves by my desk. So, I am recycling 9 years of Extended Essay documentation!  It took up about half of my giant recycling bin.  I have supervised a LOT of Extended Essays over the years.  I average about 7 a year in direct supervision and then the usual 150 or so as EE Coordinator.  I have old forms, rough drafts, final drafts, checklists, folders and even pages from the old EE guide.  I'm making an effort to be more paperless, so hopefully I won't feel the need to hang on to things that I think I might need in the future (but then really don't).

You can't see it in the picture, but it's 14 inches of stacked paper!!!

Speak Up survey from Library of Michigan

The Library of Michigan is promoting a SpeakUp survey that I just participated in.  "Speak Up provides an easy way for students, parents and educators to participate in your local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the state and national dialogue about educational technology. "
This really looks like something that will benefit our school community.  We've done a lot of AdvancED surveys and then just some school created surveys to give some quick feedback.  It might be important to have some good data to work with in terms of educational technology.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Excited about a new site today

There is so much "stuff" out there that it's hard to get excited about new things.  There are many Web 2.0 sites that don't necessarily contribute to the classroom.  It's edtech burnout or something for me.

However, this one got me excited today.  Turn a quote into a Masterpiece.  Love it!

Here's my first one:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

GVRL success story interview

GVRL Success Story interview

I did this a while ago and forgot to post it to my blog!  I remembered today because we have all the 10th graders using Gale Virtual Reference Library to research for their Progressive Era Stump Speeches.