Sunday, August 5, 2012

Need a resource for instructional technology? I know just the person!

Wow, this weekend has flown by!! I'm excited to share my projects with you tomorrow for Tara's Monday Made It Linky Party but for today I'd like to thank Mrs. Christy at Leaping Loopers, Jenny at Teacher and a Mom, and Carrie from The Common Core Classroom for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award.
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I'd also like to thank Cathy from C is for Cookies, Cakes, Children, Classroom and Crafts and Steph at Stay Tuned for nominating me for the Liebster Blog award.

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! I have already received both awards (you can read about my nominations here) but would like to tell you about one new blogger- Nikki at Sent From My iPad. She is one of my new friends from school. She is also one of my mentors...aren't I lucky to have her?! Nikki is making the transition from first grade teacher to Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) this school year.

Let me give you a little background: During my job search process I had been researching different schools when I stumbled upon a school's website that really stood out to me. Everything about the school seemed to match up with my teaching values and seemed like the kind of community I wanted to be a part of. I took a look at some of the teachers' classroom pages, and one teacher had videos of her students explaining and showing how they use iPods and iPads in the classroom. I was so impressed and thought, "I want to work with THIS teacher!"  

Lo and behold at my first interview with this school, guess who is on the interviewing panel...THAT teacher! After the interview, I had the opportunity to visit with Nikki in her classroom. AND after I accepted a job position at the school, I got to observe Nikki's class. Not only was I amazed by her classroom management (the class ran itself!) but I saw how creative she was with integrating technology in the classroom.

I'm so excited for her new position as the ITRT because now I really do get to work with her! I'm also excited to share her blog with you (I hope she doesn't mind ;) ) because she is a great resource. So I am nominating Nikki for the Versatile Blogger award and the Liebster Blogger award.

The rules for the Versatile Blogger award are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about you.
5. Present 15 other bloggers with the award by commenting on their blog.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.

The rules for the Liebster award are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their site.
2. Present 5 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers the award by commenting on their blog and link to their site.

Happy Sunday!! :) and go visit Nikki at Sent from My iPad!


  1. Congratulations! You deserve them both!

    -Jeremy Michelbook
    Mr. Michelbook's Classroom

  2. Thanks for your nominations Alex! You'r so sweet and I am really excited to work with you this year!


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