Friday, September 19, 2014

Collaborative Planning with Evernote


This year I have chosen a great resource for Elizabeth and I to collaborate for planning and completing assignments. 
We have been using Evernote
This resource for a middle-high school student is amazing!! 


First, I began 4 Notebooks for Elizabeth in Evernote. 
One for each term. 
Then, I added the assignments for the first 8 weeks of the year in the term one notebook. One "note" per week. 
I then shared the notebook with Elizabeth. 


As she completes assignments she can highlight them and show the work that is completed. I can go in at any time, carry items forward, adjust items or mark them myself as complete. 
What an amazing collaborative system!!
Elizabeth can be working much more independently on assignments and can go to her computer and see exactly what is needed each week. 
I also have an Evernote app on both my Ipad and my Iphone so I can check up on progress anytime!
Beautiful and sooo practical!!
Blessings, Natalie

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Movies as Literature - Young Victoria



It is great to be back after taking the summer off from schooling! One of the highlights for me is to start once again with our Movies as Literature class. Our first class was Young Victoria. In Social Studies this year we will be studying the Victorian era so this movie was as much a Social Studies class as a literature one. 
I have been trying very hard to get the right technology for us. Right now we are in Blackboard Collaborate, but it is a little more restrictive and less desirable than Google Hangouts. I am working on how we can best make our class work! 
I do love to participation of these students! How they comment on each others work, how they share in the questions, and their participation in the session itself has been wonderful. Google Docs has definitely been a great collaboration tool.

Here are the questions to Young Victoria. If you need advice on setting up your virtual English class using movies, just let me know. I would love to help! 
Blessings, Natalie

Friday, June 27, 2014

Free Ebooks - Middle Ages

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Here is the next Booklist of free ebooks. 
This list is based on the Middle Ages and Medieval Times.
There are many great titles from authors including:
GA Henty
Howard Pyle
Charlotte Yonge
Jacob Abbott
And many more...

Blessings! Natalie

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Free Ebooks - Ancient History


Here is a list of free ebooks for your studies in Ancient History. There are links to many authors, including Henty, Synge, Yonge, Balwin, Church and many more.  
Blessings, Natalie