In 2005, I heard about a new thing called “blogging”. It sounded like an interesting tool for my six-year-old students. The children and I jumped in… and people started to read what we had to say!
Given the success of blogging as a classroom tool, we began exploring other emerging technologies, such as Skype and Twitter.
Other classrooms began to join in and we found ways to connect and learn with students from around the world.
Ten years later, we are still learning and connecting.
I am a full time grade one teacher. I began this blog for other educators, to share my enthusiasm for using social media in the classroom. Join me and see how technology has positively impacted student learning in my classroom.
In addition to blogging, I am a published author and a conference speaker . In my spare time, you can usually find me on my bike or with my nose in a historical fiction novel.
Best in Class Award from Best Buy Canada – 2012
21st Century Classroom Video Contest from Mindshare Learning – 2010
Kay L Bitter Award from ISTE – 2009
Canadian Regional Award for Reading and Technology – International Reading Association – 2007
Innovative Teachers Award – Microsoft Canada – 2006
Saskatchewan Association for Computers in Education Award of Excellence – 2006
Canadian Regional Award for Reading and Technology – International Reading Association – 2005