Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Class # 9, Wednesday November 21, 2012

Somehow I nearly had my post done for this week complete with pictures and I deleted it.....lesson learned....save it!  Argh!  Technology can be a blessing and a pain in the a**!!
The revised post will be a little less "pretty" as the baby will soon be up for her late night snack, and I need to be awake for the drive to class tomorrow evening :)

Last week we spent our class sharing the apps we had found and thought were worthy of sharing.  And it sure was a valuable class!  Some of my favorites were....

Grafio- great for making organizers, diagrams and a reasonable price of $8.99

Bone Scan Bob- only 99 cents and I think we were all loving Bob by the end of the demonstration!

3D Skellatal Anatomy $2.99 Also good for learning the parts of the body!

This is My Body- Anatomy for Kids- this one is free!!

Dragon Dictate- a voice recognition app that is faster than typing on a keyboard!

EduCreations-Turns the ipad into a recordable white board....also free!

After each class I become more convinced that every school should have an assistive technology specialists to support teachers and students select appropriate technologies.... however before convincing my school board to create a new position, I should probably work on scoring us a few ipads first....:)


So, tonight I will leave you with some Blue Collar Comedy....as crude as it might be..... some of this is undeniably true!!

HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE A TEACHER? By Jeff Foxworthy
  1. You get a secret thrill out of laminating things.
  2. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.
  3. You walk into a store and hear the words, “It’s Ms./Mr. ____________ and know you have been spotted.
  4. You have 25 people who accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.
  5. You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.
  6. You’ve trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day, lunch and planning period.
  7. You start saving other people’s trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.
  8. You believe the Teacher’s Lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.
  9. You want to slap the next person who says, “Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off”.
  10. You believe chocolate is a food group.
  11. You can tell if it’s a full moon without ever looking outside.
  12. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, “Boy, the kids are sure mellow today.”
  13. You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.
  14. You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.
  15. You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.
  16. You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.
  17. You can’t pass the school supply aisle without getting at least 5 items!
  18. You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left hand turn he made was a “good choice” or “bad choice.”
  19. You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.
  20. You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.
  21. You understand, instantaneously, why a child behaves in a certain way after meeting his/her parents.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your Jeff Foxworthy list - you're right, those 21 list items are pretty much bang on! Thank you for the giggle!

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