Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Jen & Dean


Jen & Dean
Originally uploaded by Jen Meyers
My husband and I spent some time snowboarding in Vail in February. We had a great time hanging out at The Red Lion after the lifts closed!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Power Point

I am attempting to insert a power point into my blog. This power point went along with a thematic unit I did on Native Americans and shows pictures of topics discussed throughout the unit.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Website

Currently I am delving into creating my own web page. The intent is to help fellow teachers educate themselves and enrich their lessons through the use of technology, more specifically the applications associated with Web 2.0. It is still a work in progress! Any feedback would be much appreciated :)
Mrs. Jen Meyers

Monday, June 9, 2008

SMARTboards

Exciting news for my school: We just had a SMARTboard authorized dealer out today to give us a quote on putting up a handful of SMARTboards. I had a SMARTboard in my previous school and loved it. I like to think that I had something to do with the school looking to SMART! I know what a great resource it is for teachers to have in their classrooms and can't wait to help teachers who will be receiving them. If anyone has any great SMART resources please let me know. I am just beginning a resource list for teachers.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

End of the Year

As this school year comes to a close I think about what a great year I had teaching third grade. I previously spent 4 years teaching fifth grade and what a change it was moving down to third!

Next year I will be moving into a new position. I will be teaching 5th-8th graders in the computer lab and helping teachers integrate and use technology in their own classrooms. It is a bitter-sweet feeling. I love the self contained classroom but what a great opportunity I have to impact so many of my school's digital natives and help educate our digital immigrants.

I feel overwhelmed by the huge task that is set before me next year as my school pushes ahead into the digital age. The graduate class I am currently taking has opened my eyes and helped me become more aware of what's "out there". I suppose it is more of a fear of the unknown venturing into this position and hopefully by this time next year I can look back and think; What was I so worried about??

Monday, June 2, 2008

A Good Laugh

In life I feel it is always good to laugh. Nothing pleases me more than hearing the laughter of my students. Laughter is contagious and a good stress reliever--especially as the school year is coming to a close. Keep an eye on the little brother and you can't help but smile :)

Monday, May 26, 2008

My First Blog

I can't believe I have my own blog! I never thought I would be a person who had a blog. I didn't realize how easy it would be to create one. I can't wait to get more comfortable and learn how to navigate through all the settings/features that are available.