Sunday, June 13, 2010

Spoke to me

This week on there was an article that was perfect for teachers. Our classrooms are our students workspace and it is important to keep their space organized so that they may get the best education and use of the space. A way to keep the classroom organized is to have a clearly labeled room. The suggestion that unclutterer had was to label the space with pictures. This will help students keep the classroom the way that the teacher likes to keep it.

Look at this amazing space:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

This is something new

Using the timer on your computer for productivity. I know that I put different events into my computers calender to remind me but I have never taken advantage of the timer on my computer. I know for me I am huge time waster if the work doesn't need to be completed immediately. I used to not be this way but over the years I have become more relaxed in my work than before. I think that setting an appropriate time to complete work on a timer would keep me more motivated and less distracted. Overall, I think this is a great idea and another great tool that can be used to help be a more productive organized person.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Week of May 24, A Mug Tree

Part of keeping a house organized is so that people may come and visit with you and your family. My fiance both enjoy having people over and we love to entertain. When we have a larger place this will be a more frequent thing. Anyways, this week on unclutterer they shared that if you are the entertaining type that a fun and organized display could be a mug tree. This would allow more space in the cabinet as well as help guest feel welcomed to grab a cup of coffee. Always something new and fun on unclutterer.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Yet another week on

Keeping up with this blog is teaching how to live in such a small space. This week a reader of the blog asked about spice racks and the most efficient way to store them. I was interested in this because I have a small kitchen with little storage and counter space. They suggested not having a whole spice rack because first the spices don't last as long when they are on the counter and many times with spice racks you don't use all the spices provided with the rack. There solution was to install a small rack on the inside of a cabinet door. This keeps the spices off the counter and in a dark place where they should be. It also will keep you from having spices you don't even use. Awww....Great Solution!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Today's Blog Post was Great

Today when I was reading I noticed that Wednesday's are for making fun of the most ridiculous inventions. Well have you ever been walking through the airport with coffee in hand and all you want is to be hands free? Well, there is a solution for you....Tugo coffee cup holder that is attached to your suitcase. Go ahead and check it out for yourself.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I have decided what I will be following:

This site share organizing tip for all areas of the home and life. I am currently in the process of moving and over the past 5 years I have gained more stuff than I can handle. It is time to clean out!!! Something that I have read to be helpful is "Empty Out". This means to put your winter stuff away or to get rid of the things you now longer use. As I clean through my own room I will continue to read the daily tips for keeping organized.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Following Blogs

This past week I have been doing my research of different types of online communities. I am still deciding on a group I would like to follow but I think I want to go with organizing different spaces in your home. I am in the process of getting married and moving into a new home. This has presented me with the issue of organizing all of mine and my fiance stuff in one little house. I will let you know by the end of this week what I have decided.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

EDUC 500

Blogging for my degree is my blog I am using in all of my Masters classes. From this point on, my posts will be about Education 500, Advanced Computer Education. The information will be focused on my reading and understanding of technology in classroom.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Webquest Project

Up to this point in creating my webquest I have been able to get the framework for this project completed. Throughout this week I have been brain storming what I am really wanting to accomplish with this project. I have decided to use the webquest to support the story. The projects will be to research the author, the setting of the story and to utilize online thinking maps to better analyze the story.
So far I have not come across any frustration but I think when it comes to embedding images and movies I may have some difficulties. The more I think about this project the more excited I am getting to complete it.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Webquest Project

For this webquest project I am wanting to a design a webquest that supports my Tiger Rising unit. In it I would like to have information about the author, Kate DiCamillo, information about tigers, understanding cause and effect and links to thinking map/tool to aide in their higher levels of thinking. Through this webquest and unit I would like to meet the following standards:

English Language Arts Content Standards - Curriculum Frameworks (CA Dept of Education)


Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

2.2 Use appropriate strategies when reading for different purposes (e.g., full comprehension, location of information, personal enjoyment).

2.3 Make and confirm predictions about text by using prior knowledge and ideas presented in the text itself, including illustrations, titles, topic sentences, important words, and foreshadowing clues.

2.5 Compare and contrast information on the same topic after reading several passages or articles.

2.7 Follow multiple-step instructions in a basic technical manual (e.g., how to use computer commands or video games).

Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

3.2 Identify the main events of the plot, their causes, and the influence of each event on future actions.

3.3 Use knowledge of the situation and setting and of a character’s traits and motivations to determine the causes for that character’s actions.

3.5 Define figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification) and identify its use in literary works.

Writing Strategies

1.3 Use traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, posing and answering a question).

Research and Technology

1.7 Use various reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, card catalog, encyclopedia, online information) as an aid to writing.

2.0 Writing Application

2.2 Write responses to literature: a. Demonstrate an understanding of the literary work. b. Support judgments through references to both the text and prior knowledge.

2.4 Write summaries that contain the main ideas of the reading selection and the most significant details.

The Final project for this unit will be a writing assignment based on the "Big Idea" of the story. The students will use the webquest for finding other supportive information. Throughout reading the story the students will identify different themes in the story. These themes will be added to the webquest to aide in their final writing project. The students will be able to choose in which mode they would like to write their final project. This information will also be shared with the students on the site.