Friday, March 19, 2010

Excitement is Starting to Build

We leave for Europe May 28, 2010.  I have the following accomplished:

  1. Passports
  2. Airfare from Ft. Lauderdale to Frankfurt Germany
  3. Reservations for Motor home
  4. Passion Play Tickets
  5. Travel Insurance

What I still have left to accomplish:

  1. Airfare from Nashville to Ft. Lauderdale
  2. Reservations for car rental for 2 days in Frankfurt
  3. Reservations for hotel in Paris for 2 nights
  4. International Camping Carnet (card to go camping and get discounts at campgrounds)
  5. International Driver’s License
  6. Getting Tony’s computer set up to Skype and use email (he’s not going with us)

These are the major items.  I will need to accomplish quite a few little things. I have all kinds of lists made that I need to complete the follow-thru.

The Spaghetti Supper was successful.  This weekend we have a Yard Sale.  Then a second Yard Sale is the weekend of April 9-10.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

OK...What Can I Accomplish Today

Today I am trying to finish my paperwork for my school evaluation and my teacher licensure. I am now going from an apprentice to a professional teacher. The application isn't very hard, but it's just something that I need to concentrate on. I'm taking a small break as I have been working on my Future Growth Plan for about 1.5 hours and I need to complete it.

Today the 11th graders are taking the ACT and the other students are in the gym for intramural sports. I hope to utilized this time to complete my requirements for my paperwork today while this is taking place.

Last week, my time was so consumed with Teacher Technology In-Service that I didn't have time for anything else. Oh well, I'm doing it now....BREAK is over! Back to work!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

TMI – Too Much Information

Today another teacher and I provided in-service training to fellow teachers.  Whew, am I tired.  At first, I thought we were going to have about a 4 hour session.  Then it was cut down to 2 hours.  So we were going to split it to have about an hour’s worth of information each.  Well, this morning we realized that with the time constraints we would actually have about 30-35 minutes each.  This was definitely not enough time!  I started talking and couldn’t quit because I had planned too much.  I had really wanted the teachers to go out onto the web and explore all the different software that I had suggested.  But that was not to be.  I felt like I hadn’t done an adequate job because I didn’t have enough time for them to play.  However, maybe there will be more opportunities in which to dig deeper into specific content that can be utilized.  At least I will have a few days to recover from all this excitement.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ode to the Night

Whilst I ponder away the evening sitting at my humble place of employment waiting fruitlessly for those who would beseech my wisdom as to their fledgling's slothfulness, I am enthralled with the wonderlust of the tecnological realm that awaits.

Heavy-hearted with what seems to be the eternal pinings of my soul toward that futuristic land of the proverbial OZ, I tend to think that it is truly "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and therefore not within our grasp of ascertainment.

Now that you've followed this junk, I'll tell you what I'm doing. I am adding another blog post to use in my technology training session this Thursday.