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First Link Up!

Good "early" morning everyone! I'm kind of a night owl, and this has become a great way to pass the time! It may be a little early in my blog's "lifespan" to do this, but it'll be up for a year, so hopefully we can just keep adding people in as I progress. So, here it is, my first link up!! Link up if you pledge to have a "connected" classroom this year, or you already do!

What is a "connected" classroom you say?

I believe that having a "connected" classroom means you use technology in meaningful ways on a daily/weekly basis to enhance student learning. This might be using podcasts, displaying bell ringers in a power point or keynote, or using apps on iPads to enhance a lesson. Not all of us have laptops in every classroom, but there are still many ways to get creative! We have to schedule in advance time in the computer lab, but I've found that even incorporating media or a cool app into a lesson can really increase student interest. What kinds of sites do you use for inspiration? Do you use any web 2.0 tools to aid you in planning?

In your link up please link to a post that shows how you use technology in your classroom so we can learn from each other!

Grab the badge and post it on your site for all to see!

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  1. Thanks for inviting me to link up!

  2. Just linked up and am now following you. Thanks for the invite. Okay, I have to ask..what western suburb do you teach in (if you feel comfortable enough telling me)? I live in a western suburb and teach in Berwyn. I'm a Cubbie fan too. ;)
    iTeach 1:1

    1. Thanks! I teach in Aurora, so FAR western suburbs! Another Cubs fan, yay! We seem to have a lot of Sox fans around here :) Thanks for linking up!

  3. Hi!
    I just found you through the TBA linky party....I'm a HUGE fan of technology in the classroom! My latest post is all about few of my favorite classroom apps.
    I'm your newest follower!

    The First Grade Derby

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