Check out my App Smash video introducing Pocket, a fantastic bookmarking tool for the classroom!
Interested? Got to: getpocket.com to sign up for your free account!
My life as a teacher, and a student of my students!
This was a fun project to work on! It has been quite interesting to tell my "story," as a teacher, through images. While I would have liked to have had more photographs from inside the classroom, I do believe the pictures I have included in the Storify above sum up my views on education fairly well.
A few images showcase my past experiences, but all, collectively, represent my philosophy as a teacher. As the saying goes, "a picture's worth a thousand words," and those above capture important parts of my journey as an educator - an adventure that is only just beginning!
The Instagram Project is something I would like to continue as I start my career. Having digital and visual "evidence" of my work is a great way to connect with others, share ideas, and reflect on my own growth over time.
As you scroll through the slideshow, I hope that my commentary can better explain the significance behind each image. Enjoy!
Here's a Storify of my second Twitter Chat!
I joined #lrnchat Thursday at 5:30pm (PST) to talk about community!
Here's a Storify of my first Twitter Chat!
I joined #engchat today at 4:00pm (PST) to talk with fellow educators about poetry!
So this 20% Project is off to a rougher start than I had hoped for, but today I read a really helpful article (CLICK HERE) that shared "7 Tips for Shaping Your Writing Career." One piece of advice author Frances Kazan gives writers is to develop a routine - a time where you sit down to write at least once a day.
I'm going to try this out starting tomorrow! Hopefully I can get a couple ideas down in the next few days to make up for my hiatus.
In the meantime, enjoy this slideshow of some of the hilarious things my Korean high school students said/did/created during my time as their English teacher. This is only a small portion of the quotes I have saved - if you want to see more let me know!
Writer's Digest: "How (& Where) to Get a Short Story Published"
I thought it was also time to start exploring the steps to getting my work published.
The Writer's Digest published the article, "How (& Where) to Get a Short Story Published" (LINK HERE) back in 2012. It was written by guest columnist Michael Kardos, and it provides a nice overview of some of the steps to consider on the road to publication.
Options for WHERE to publish a short story include: Literary (and Online) Journals, Magazines, Anthologies, and Short Story Collections. Each of these choices vary, as individual journals and magazines have their own writing style and/or genre that they gravitate towards.
Before I decide where to submit my work, Kardos explains that it is critical for me to do some research and actually read the work that is printed in these publications. Not only will this provide me with more creative inspiration, but it will also help me to see whether or not my work fits in with what the anthology or collection tends to produce.
One of the most important things that Kardos stresses is that most work that gets submitted to a journal gets rejected. Rejection is normal, frequent, and should not be taken personally. I think I found my new mantra...
I feel like this article has provided me with a good foundation with regards to publishing, and something to keep in mind as I get closer to the end of my project. I will have to add reading through different journals, magazines, and collections to my list of things to research!