Author Archive for Ms. Edwards

What else? What else could I do? write? sing? create? If a kid doesn't understand, what else could I do to help? I'm a wife, grandmother, mom, sister, teacher, teacher, teacher. I wonder, but wonder was taken already. So, what else?

WordPress and Edublog Themes

What theme should I use? WordPress Many participants in #cccwrite are considering WordPress.com as their blogging platform. WPBeginner suggests considerations for choosing a theme, including: “Responsive” — that word should be in the theme description — that means it is…

BlogAMonth Lessons to Remember

  A Question As the world is busy making resolutions, what is the most important ‘lesson’ you want to teach your students? Note: This blog is part of the #blogamonth challenge. Join in our community of educators and give your blogging…

Let’s Talk Blog Images

Images, Copyright, and Fair Use Images bring your blog post to life– it adds information and interest. But we can’t just reach up into the clouds and grab a colorful image. The images we choose and use must be those…

Cater Truth Literacy

I’ve been enjoying the course offered by KQED, “Finding and Evaluating Information. The course authors have added a wealth of information and links for helping all of us, adults and students, better evaluate the information around us in physical and…

Blogging With Students

Classroom Blogging A few teachers have wondered about starting class blogs and student blogs. Blogging is writing — it’s thinking and communicating ideas; it can be a place to share daily or used as a portfolio or both. It meets…

Stories are Frames

  Yesterday I chose my One Word: Story. Everyone has a story. Today, I discovered my friend Helen DeWaard’s One Word: Frames. Frames structure our ideas– they can limit us, support us, or enrich us. Our frames structure our stories…

One Word

One Word. Story. We humans are stories, each of us unique and different, living out our lives according to our plans and obstacles, making life work as best we can. The year 2017 brought immense changes to the country in…