Author: Charlotte

Lessons to Learn From Tatty Teddy

Tatty Teddy was created by Carte Blanche Greetings in 1987, according to Wikipedia. The story of Tatty Teddy has been around for many years. The story has to do with a little brown teddy bear being left behind when his family leaves the house and the house is going to be torn down. He somehow

Learning with Dash and Dot

Tablets, Coding, robots, and problem-solving. Not a bad way to get kids excited about learning.  If it involves technology in some way, the kids are engaged. If you add in a couple of cute robots, the kids will be involved – even if they do not want to be. AMAZON AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER Technology, Teaching, Books,

How to Use Wholebrain Classroom Rules

AMAZON AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER Technology, Teaching, Books, and Life – with God is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Some of the best classroom rules I have seen have come from the Whole

Teaching of Grandparents

Grandparents are a blessing to any child. I am lucky to have had my grandmother until I was 40 and my grandfather until I was 45. Grandparents are wonderful teachers. I always encourage my students to take time to sit and listen to their grandparents, especially if they are talking about the past. It is

How to Use Google Classroom

Google Suite has several easy to use applications for the classroom. One of my favorites is Google Classroom. As a teacher, I can make announcements, assignments or even open a class discussion. As a teacher, I can easily differentiate my lessons with Classroom. I often set up my classes by grouping my students by ability. Basing

Thankful Turkeys

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, there were several suggestions posted on Facebook that involved turkeys. One that appealed to me was one using Google Draw to create a turkey. Since I am teaching a class on Multimedia Essentials and the kids are learning to use a variety of multimedia platforms, it was a great holiday activity – What a Versatile Tool

Students love to compete. They are also a generation who are used to having the world right at their fingertips – literally. If it is on an electronic device, it is a game to them. They do not even realize they are learning when they are playing. When a concept needs to be reviewed and

Multimedia Essentials via CAPE (CIW)

Like students, teachers have favorite subjects too. When a teacher has a favorite subject, it shows. Teachers are more animated and excited about their topic. The students are more engaged as well because they want to see what their teacher is going to do or say next. My favorite subject, or class, is CAPE. CAPE

Spinning My Wheels

You know when I  was a kid in school, I started playing with computers. I started to learn to program using BASIC when I was in high school. When I began college the computer science program I was in had me programming in C. Due to a nice (or not so nice) lack of strength

Environmental Center Field Trips

One of my favorite field trips every year is to the Springs Coast Environmental Center. There are several groups across the county that get to participate in this awesome trip. Second graders get to go. They learn about the water and the animals that live in our Florida habitat. Fourth- Graders learn about the Floridan
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