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Show Your Work!

I’ve struggled through the years with interesting ways to showcase my students’ work. Online portfolios are a great resource that can actually help demonstrate that not only do my kids possess technology skills, but they can REALLY rock them out. My first┬árecommendation, if you’re truly serious about a portfolio-type site, would be a website. But

Typing Teacher Round-Up

If you’re lucky enough to be assigned a computer lab, chances are you probably are going to get hit with a section or two of a typing class. At least, that’s been my experience here in the good ol’ state of Texas. I always found it incredibly ironic that they would allow *me* to teach

Five Years

I’ve hit that teaching milestone; the one that makes or breaks a teacher. I’ll be honest; it came very close to breaking me. My first year was a blur.┬áNot only was I learning a whole new profession, I was also dealing with the declining health and eventual death of my father to colon cancer. That’s

The Lost Children – Middle School Widgets

  When people find out that I’m a teacher, this question always comes up: “What grade do you teach?” “6th through 8th.” “Ugh. God bless you.” Before I taught, I’m ashamed to say I had the same reaction. Middle schoolers are those awkward, in-between, annoying kids that most people ignore until they become “normal” again.