Whoo Hoo!! Super excited today. Today is the day my guest post was published on Minds in Bloom. Click the link and check it out. Let me know what you think!!!
Seems to be a week of firsts for me. The first first my guest blog being published on Tuesday on the Minds in Bloom blog. Super excited about that! My second first this week is my very first Powtoon. "What's a Powtoon?" you ask. Well, let me fill you in. A Powtoon is an online animation studio.
My 8th graders are beginning a research project. It is an assignment that the Social Studies department took over to help the ELA department at my school with their Non Fiction Writing module. We are using traditional research skills and following MLA format to write a paper on one of the causes of the American Revolution. I wanted to use some sort of video or powerpoint to introduce using notecards, so naturally I began trolling the internet for some inspiration. I stumbled upon the Powtoon site and the rest is as they HISTORY!
Remember before you watch this video... It is my first attempt at a Powtoon. I will be providing anchor charts and I will be modeling note taking skills with my little historians in class, and THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT A POWTOON. I am not yelling. I am showing excitement! ;)
So here it is:
Hi All! Just wanted to let you know that I just finished writing my first guest post for the blog Minds in Bloom. It is about using graphic organizers in the Social Studies class. I will let you know when it will be up on their site. So very excited. That being said, if anyone is interested in writing a guest post for this blog on any pertinent Social Studies topic, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I just got word from Minds in Bloom that my post will be published on November 10, 2015. I will publish the link then. "I'm so excited and I just can't hide it..."
I am an empty-nester with two boys, a husband and a passion for writing, creating and teaching. I teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies in Massachusetts. I am a self proclaimed history geek and proud of it! In my spare time ( Spare time, ha ha that's a joke! ) I enjoy photography, reading and hanging out with my family.