Friday, July 27, 2012

Cool FREE Website -- Linoit

I was introduced to what I think is a really cool website earlier this week and I wanted to share it with everyone.  The site is called calls itself a 'sticky and photo sharing' site.

I think it will be a great way to collect my student's ideas on various topics.  I currently have a link on my website for the first Linoit board we will use this year.  When a student clicks on the link it takes them to a sticky note board I created.  (If you visit the link, please don't write on my board, lol!)  Anyway, our first day of school is just a half-day.  After showing them my website, I will explain the linoit board.  I will then assign as homework (for the afternoon) that each of them posts a sticky note with what they are looking forward to this upcoming school year.

This is, of course, just to get them acquainted with the site.  From there I see many uses for this site:  Kids record questions they might have about something they are reading.  Record facts as they read.  Place to post bucketfiller positive comments for classmates, etc.

Of course, like anything, it can be over done and if so the kids will likely come to dislike using it, but in moderation I think it a GREAT tool for upper grades.  Hope my posting inspires you to come up with your own ideas...if you do, please leave a comment...I'd love to hear how you envision using it in your room.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Guilty Pleasures Linky Party

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I'm joining the fun!  The Resource Room teacher is throwing a "Guilty Pleasures Linky Party"!  Link up and share yours too!

My Guilty Pleasures:

1) Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt!  Delicious stuff...I can't get enough :)

2) Young and the Restless.  Yeah...I know...I'm a soap opera junkie.  Still sad that so many have gone off the air.

3)  Big Brother!  I look forward to a new season each and every summer!

Link up and join the fun and reveal you guilty little pleasures!

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