Sunday, May 31, 2015

Take a Staycation - Challenge 19

With the school year wrapping up, what better way to begin your summer then by taking a "stay-cation"

What is a staycation?  Well this week's challenge comes from my friend Jed Dearybury.  Jed is one of the most engaging and exciting people I know.  Incredibly passionate about education and changing not only kids' lives but also affecting adults.  If you haven't connected with Jed Dearybury on social media, you definitely should.

Check out Jed's challenge by watching his video HERE (or the embedded video below)

Then when you're done, tweet out photos from you staycation with the hashtag #EduLS!  Enjoy your time exploring your community!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Write A Letter, Challenge 18

This week's challenge is a simple one, in theory.

As we wrap up our school year (and some have already ended!) the best thing we can do is reflect.

What your challenge is for this week is to write a letter to yourself all about this last school year.  Write about the the struggles, the joys, the successes, the failures, the whole shebang.

Take the time to write it out as if you were writing to a close friend.

Then, on the last day of school, when the final student has left, open your letter and re-read it (or if your year has ended, wait a week and read it fresh).  Reflect on the year.  And head into summer with a heart that is reminded that in the end, we did all we could!

So there ya go!  And if you're brave, share your letter via a picture or blog post and use the #EduLS hashtag when sharing it out!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Digital Scavenger Hunt, Challenge 17

We're back!  This week's challenge comes from the brilliant Karen Balbier.  And it's all about having YOU go on a Digital Scavenger Hunt!

It doesn't matter if the camera is on your phone or if you use a fancy Nikon, go on a hunt (learning walk) with your students, your child, or all by yourself.  You choose what you will hunt for; shapes, lines, angles, verbs, colors, types of rocks on the playground, plants, examples of patters, it's all up to you!  Pick a topic that relates to you, open your eyes and search for real world examples all around you and take all the pictures you want.

Then, to share your what you have collected, use an app like Pic Collage, or a slide show, or a presentation, or any movie tool of your choice, to share your real world examples.

Then share that out on social media using the #EduLS hashtag!

Here's to a great hunt!