Hello Hello friends!
Thank GOODNESS that the world is just FILLED with ways to improve education using technology.
It gives me a reason to procrastinate my laundry and write more blog posts for my fellow friends.
This past summer I attended a wonderful professional development seminar. What made it wonderful was that the 10 campuses in my district, elementary, middle, and high school came together to learn from each other. Teachers signed up and presented various classes and we could attend whatever we desired. It was mind-blowing and meant so much to see my fellow colleagues show off their skills.
If you know my personality and my passion for all things techy (real word pinky promise),
I had to attend a flipped classroom session and I am so glad that I did.
A high school teacher demonstrated how to flip his classroom and create tutorials.
He demonstrated how to create tutorials by flipping his PD in the process.
I was SO EXCITED to learn how to flip my classroom!
I am a 3rd grade Texas teacher so STAAR is definitely stressing myself, the kids, and their parents out.
At the age of 24, I have already found a few gray hairs and I 100% contribute them to state testing.
There needed to be a way for parents to understand the questioning that kids see on STAAR.
With state testing around the corner, the copy machine goes into overdrive. As teachers, we can panic and think that spiral reviewing equals worksheets for the kids or centers. I needed a time effective way to get the information to them and in a way that would keep them more engaged.
This week we had a snow day…ain’t nobody got time for that!
The STAAR test is coming and there was not any time to waste.
So I posted this to our classroom Twitter:
Just to test out the kids reposes to flipping the class.