Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I Survived Periscope! ~Chatterpix

Whew! I'm not gonna lie . . . that was stressful! But, F-U-N!
It's the fear of the unknown! 

What's going to happen when I push Start Broadcast?
Am I going to be able to interact with the comments?
Is anyone going to tune in?

Y'all . . . I panicked! I could not remember how to flip the camera! 
My video wouldn't play! Well, at least one of them wouldn't! 
But . . . I did it! and it was fun! 

Love to have you watch the replay . . . you can catch the funny kinder story I shared!

Or . . . keep scrolling for . . . 

Chatterpix is one of my all time favorite apps! This is perfect for the beginning of the school year. 
It is user friendly and no learning curve! No account needed and free!
Just . . .
Snap a picture - add voice - add a few stickers and maybe a frame - save to camera roll!

Here are a few ways to use Chatterpix the first few weeks of school.

Me Dolls! One of our grade levels has their students create Me Dolls. One teacher took it a step further and had her students create a Chatterpix video. She used the format from The Important Book (love this book!) for her students to create a script. Super cute! She downloaded the videos to her Google Drive and created a QR code to have the other students access the video. What a great way for students to get to know each other! Building a class community!

Stephanie, @learninginTX, used it with her students to create fun videos about science tools. 

Students selected a tool and wrote a script from the point of view of that tool. 
She created a script for some of her friends that needed a bit more support. 
Scripts are so important when creating. It helps guide the thinking. Otherwise, you are going to have umpteen bajillion retakes! 

One last idea . . . have student create a My Life in Numbers poster. Students can make these come to life! 

Two more things I shared on my scope this morning . . . 

Y'all . . . mark your calendar! 
Todd Nesloney and Jeff Herb are hosting a #periscopeOut day on August 6th! Educators from across the US are going to scope their school. You can visit schools in TX, AL, AR, CA, OH, IL, NY, LA . .  and more! It's going to be tons of fun! Click {here}to see the schedule of schools! 
My scope will be at noon!

One last thing! Texas Teachers! 
I, along with several others will be hosting an EdCamp in San Antonio on September 26th! Hope you can join us! Free! Prizes! 

Have a fabulous day!
Off to plan my next scope!

Monday, July 27, 2015

First Periscope . . . Fav App to Start the Year!

I hope you will join me for my first Periscope!
Tomorrow, July 28th at 10:00 Central!

I'll be chatting about my favorite app to start the school year!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Five for Friday ~ July 10th

Happy Friday! I'm linking up with Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday linky party! It has been a long time since I joined this fun linky. I've missed it!

The past 14 months I have spent almost every day with this crew. They are an amazing bunch of educators and I have learned so much from them! 
Yesterday, was our last class of grad school. What an experience! 

Our very first class started with this poem . . . and we ended with this poem.
Let's just say . . . a few tears were shed.

For completing my Masters in Educational Leadership, my sweet family surprised me with a few things from Kendra Scott! 

I finally got to go out on our new boat. My daughter and her friends are riding the Sombrero! I am sitting back and I'm enjoying the day! I am  . . . finished!!!

Today, when we got home from boating, there was a unexpected delivery from Edible Arrangements!
My dear sweet friend, Debbie, sent me the arrangement as a congratulations for completing grad school. It's called the Blue Hawaiian. The white balls are pineapple fruit truffles! White chocolate and coconut! I have been chowing down on this arrangement of yumminess! 

It's been a great week . . . a bit emotional . . . but a new chapter begins!
It's been fun linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching. Head over to her blog and check out the other Five for Friday posts!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Plan with Me Sundays

Grad school is about to end and I have got to get back to being organized!

I am linking up with Kreative in Kindergarten and Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris for my first Plan with Me Sundays!

With that being said . . . this post is really about me getting organized to get organized!

Where does one start? . . . 
1) Flair pens
2) Sparkles
3) and The 3am Teacher's Hello Planner over at her TpT store! I have been eying this planner!

Files and files of fabulousness! 
This . . . 

turned into . . . this!
too many choices! A bit overwhelmed!

I put on some Enya . . . and asked myself . . . Self - "What do you need for this week? Remember, you still have class, several legal scenarios to analyze and write a plan for, 7 dispositions to complete, and an entry plan to write!"

 My must haves for this week . . . 

Birthday calendar. 
I think my family is about to disown me for the number of times I have forgotten birthdays!
Weekly Blog Posts . . . wishful thinking, but hey, it could happen! 
Notes . . . had a hard time picking which one for this week. All too cute!

Month at a Glance!
I found some stickers left over from the "never ending 6th grade projects" my daughter had this year.

A weekly schedule! 
Each week is a different color, some more stickers . . . and one sparkle. The sparkle is for the one thing that I'm looking forward to happening this week. Although, I could have put several sparkles on many events for this week! 
Can you find it? (besides on the suntan bottle)
I love the bottom portion. I'm using it to organize dinner for the week. We have been very bad about going to the grocery store every day . . . 
Tonight . . . crabmeat stuffed salmon!

I must add that I love my Google Calendar, but that's a whole other post!

So . . . the girls did kick start my planning . . . baby steps, but still . . . getting back to being organized
Head over to . . . Kreative in Kindergarten and Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris to see how others are getting organized. I have learned some great new tips!

Happy planning & Happy Sunday!