Just finished the week at the Summer Technology Institute and gained a lot of skills and knowledge. It is good to feel like I know what I need to know to do some exciting things next year in school. But it isn't the end of the learning; it is just the beginning. I have two books to read, a project do do, and, for lack of a better word, two activities to carry out. While both SHOULD be easy, I will need to cogitate to apply the backwards teaching and transparency to my classroom.
I think my Mrs. Atwood's World blog will add to the transparency. It is something I started last year but didn't really carry thorough with. Now I will have a better motivation. While I still want to use it as an assignment area, I also want to be able to highlight what we do in the classroom. I am going to have to check out how open it is and probably get permission to post students projects there. We do have the form that grants us permission to post pictures so if I coordinate with that I should be good to go.
I also have lots of reading to do but that will be fun because I really love to read. I am addicted to reading and even a bad book has got to be more interesting than a cereal box!
I am going to set this to post on Monday, even though I am writing it on Saturday as I want to be able to practice that skill as well. Happy Learning!