Reflection of My Experience as a Member of a Learning Community

I created my Personal Learning Network (PLN) during my first year teaching in Waller ISD in August of 2015. My principal asked us, the faculty, to sign up for a social studies project where we would create a PLN specifically on Twitter and post four (4) tweets every month, two of which had to be technology-related and integrated in our lessons in the classroom. “Why?” I asked myself. The outcome or end-product of this social studies project was never clearly addressed; we just knew we had to complete it. I had already anticipated a tough year as a first-year teacher in a first grade bilingual self-contained classroom. I did not need more on my plate. Well, turns out, it was not as difficult as I thought. Continue reading “Reflection of My Experience as a Member of a Learning Community”

Example of a Lesson Using a Digital Assessment Tool


Title: Reviewing Identifying Author’s Purpose

Objective: We will apply author’s purpose to text evidence using a level J book from Reading A-Z and a formative assessment via Quizizz.

State Standard: Chapter 110. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading/Subchapter A. Elementary
110.12. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 1
b.1.13 Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author’s purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to identify the topic and explain the author’s purpose in writing about the text. Continue reading “Example of a Lesson Using a Digital Assessment Tool”