Author Archives: amysullvn

About amysullvn

I have taught 9th and 10th grade Intensive Reading and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) for the past 8 years in Brevard County, FL. I am currently working toward the completion of my masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology/Educational Technology at the University of Central Florida.

Does this blog post make my digital footprint look big?

Bugs Bunny Feet by marya on flickr. CC by 2.0 Funny story about feet: For some reason, at the end of 7th grade, I wanted my feet to stay size 6 forever. I completely rejected and would not acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera . . . Learning!

I recently completed my first digital storytelling project plan for my Intensive Reading classes.  It was a joy to work on the project because I constantly thought about how my students might respond to the different activities involved and what … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling Project Update

I’ve been working on creating an example for the digital storytelling project I would like to have students in my 9th and 10th grade Intensive Reading class complete.  Here is a link to the project on our class wiki: Intensive Reading … Continue reading

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For My Students: Digital Story Telling Project Plans

This blog post is dedicated to all of the reluctant readers I’ve had over the years: Students like Dwight, who told me flat out in the beginning of the year when I introduced our Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) routine that … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling in the Reading and Language Arts Classroom

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Computer Literacy Requires Knowledge and the Right Attitude

If someone asked me whether I considered myself to be computer literate, I would say, “of course.”  After all, I feel competent using computers and other technology. I know basic hardware and software terminology. I can troubleshoot pretty well and … Continue reading

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Helping Our Students Find Their Way in the Digital Age

Part of being a good citizen in any society involves knowing and understanding the common rules and expectations governing behavior and following them. As a teacher, I assume that my 9th and 10th grade students have been in school long … Continue reading

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