My daughter just turned 8!!!! I can't believe how big she is getting. We had a slumber party with a few friends a couple of weeks ago, and this week we celebrated by going to see...
I was an Annie junkie as a kid. I had the soundtrack (on vinyl) and had it memorized well before the first movie version even came out. I was about my daughter's age when I first saw it live, so I was beyond excited to get to take her to see it. And no, I didn't sing along (but I wanted to!).
This week's read...The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand. My sister loaned this to me, as I had never read any books by Elin Hilderbrand before. I was expecting some sort of beach-themed love story, which is totally not my preferred genre, so I was pleasantly surprised by the aspect of mystery to this book. The characters are far from perfect, although some situations are not the most plausible (although, I could not imagine living in an idyllic place like Nantucket). I will definitely check out some other books by her.
I was a guest blogger on The Techie Teacher!
One of my goals this summer is to increase my blog following, so I thought that this would be a great way to get some of my ideas out there and reach a larger audience. I wrote about Wixie, a multi-purpose presentation/creation tool that is big in my school district. It is great for younger students, so I wanted to share some of the things that we have done with it. Unfortunately it is not a free program, but I find that many free sites are only good to a certain extent. If there is something good that could benefit a large population of students, then I think that schools should pay and use it to its potential!
Next up is...
I downloaded this app a few days ago and have been using it to communicate with some teachers that I will be working with to do a global connection presentation. More on that to come, but so far I am enjoying Voxer. It is pretty much a walkie-talkie that records your conversations/messages. It's like a collaborative voice mail on steroids. One member of my group uses Voxer regularly to collaborate with a wide network of teachers. I can't wait to learn all of the uses for this app!
Last, but not least...
How cool was the flyby of Pluto? I mean, NewHorizons has been traveling for 9 years and JUST got there.Seriously, though, I just can't fathom that kind of forethought and planning. Science is awesome, and I'm glad that there are geniuses who can think like this while I can just sit here in awe.
You are still loved, Pluto. Science rocks.
Have a great weekend!!!
Have a great weekend!!!