Monday, August 26, 2013

Mrs. Leake is on the Symbaloo Train at Twining! -- Toot Toot!

Mrs. Leake wanted her students to access all of her sites and have them all in one location.  Symbaloo to the rescue!  Symbaloo organizes all of your bookmarks in a great visual space.  She is going to create a personal page and a student page with all of her high traffic links.  She can then share her student page with her kiddos and manage it and make changes as her curriculum changes.  Can Symbaloo work for you? Let me know.
Check it out!

Thank you for trying something new, Mrs. Leake!  


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ms. Dosch used Screencast-O-Matic

When a student enters Valley Middle School, they are required to go over our school planner rules and Code of Conduct.  Ms. Dosch used Screencast-O-Matic to record the rules and can now use it for new students in the future. Check it out!     

Code of Conduct  - link

Screencast-O-Matic  - link  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Valley Middle School - Summer Plans Video - 2013

At the end of our school year last year, we had a pep rally that focused on making positive choices. We showed a video about our very own teachers making positive, healthy choices over the summer.  At the end of the video, it shows Kim Kuhle and myself driving a bike around town and ending up driving into Valley Middle School.  When the video got to the end, Kim and I actually rode the tandem bike into the pep rally!  It was awesome!  We are going to start our year off with a continuation of the video and ride our bike into our pep rally to introduce our theme this year, 
" Success in Every Direction".  We have signs hanging up all over our school that look like street signs.  Any other ideas on how we could make our theme come alive would be greatly appreciated!

Link to video:

Street sign examples in our hallways: