Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Collaborative Stickies & Mind-mapping

Popplet is getting GREAT reviews and I must agree with them! Better yet... this amazing tool is FREE! Popplet is designed as a big "pinboard" where you can put "popples." The only feature I am not thrilled about is that in order to create an account, you must provide an email address. Our students still do not have email addresses. That causes a big problem for us! If it weren't for that I would be using it with them right away! I do agree that Popplet combines the best features of other online sticky note services (like Wallwisher) and mind-mapping sites (like For more information and to find more sites like Popplet, Wallwisher, and follow the link below.

Happy Reading!
Ms. Cherilyn

Collaborative Sticky Note Sites:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

BCS Literacy Site Changes

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know that the BCS Literacy site has undergone some MAJOR changes.  We now have a Students, Parents, and Teachers page that will link you directly to important and useful sites, documents, resources, and MORE!  Students... I hope you explore the site and get comfortable with it!  We will be using it A LOT in the upcoming weeks!  I am SO happy to see everyone getting more comfortable using technology in the classroom!  Keep up the good work!!

:-) Ms. Cherilyn

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Web 2.0 Collaboration Resources

Hello to all of the other technology enthusiasts out there... I came across this great list of web 2.0 sites for collaboration.  I have checked out a few and REALLY like Wiggo and Groupboard.  I will be honest... I didn't get to try them all out yet.  Let's not forget about Typewithme either... I think that may be the quickest, easiest way to collaborate with docs.  Oh... and Google resources just go without saying!!!

Click Here for the list

Happy blogging,
Ms. Cherilyn

Blogging News

I just have to say how proud I am of the classes that are using their new blogs to become better readers and writers!  Blogging is a BIG responsibility... and I am SO happy to see that the BCS students are able to show the teachers and faculty that they are grown up enough to handle it!  Keep up the good work everyone and keep blogging!

To log into our school blogs visit...

Happy blogging,
Ms. Cherilyn

Saturday, February 12, 2011

BCS Literacy Site Update

To all my BCS followers... the Literacy Site is updated and ready for action!  Check it out

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Final Blog ›› My Blog @

Had to share this blog entry I found on ClassPress. I think in particularly that this young man's last paragraph would serve as a GREAT model for teachers to use when teaching persuasive writing! And... any teachers out there that have administrators who aren't supporting technology integration... share this blog with them to give them a "change of heart." Oh... and I have to add... I LOVE that he references Edmodo!! Anyone unfamiliar with Edmodo... check it out!! It's basically Facebook for the world of education! WONDERFUL educational technology tool!
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Instant Collaboration

It can't get any easier then this for instant document collaboration r gonna love this!