New Hats and Old Hats

It seems that for the past 3 years, I’ve had various jobs to do at our school. I am thankful for the opportunity to try new things and to be able to say, “This one is not for me. Yes, I could do the job, but it really is not using my gifts and passions […]

Voicethread Ups and Downs

The final project for my Coetail Course 5 was to be a Voicethread of my students explaining an addition strategy. Last year I had my students collaborate to create a poster that was uploaded to Voicethread and then wanted each student to share something from the poster. The posters got uploaded but the voices never […]

YouTube and Me

I am by far just a beginner in using YouTube. Last year, the 1st grade teacher helped me set up my own channel. Last week one of the Japanese teachers at the school was showing a video of my students reading a story. I helped her connect the computer to the projector in my classroom […]


Several weeks ago, seems a lot longer, I started a classroom blog. After a false attempt on edublog I decided to use our school server. I wasn’t convinced it was the best and actually wasn’t happy that there would be no widgets. Now to be honest, 2 months ago I didn’t know there was such […]