SOL17 DoodleaDay 27 Text

Kids text a lot. My granddaughter could text without looking. I don’t know how she does that.

I remember one of my “hunt and peck” students, put his hands in his lap and looked up at me. He said, “Ms Edwards, if I had a thumb keyboard I’d be a lot faster.” Then he gestured typing with a phone. So true. So funny.

The most difficult thing for my students was to capitalize the letter I. They could catch all other “txt” typing in their work, but that ‘i’ really bothered them.

We have a family chat for sharing. Sometimes, one of us will say, “selfie.” And then we add selfies to the chat. Very fun. Very fun now that every grandchild but one has an iOS device; makes sharing with the grandparents easy.

Which brings up the #doodleaday: my favorite txt. I don’t usually type LOL or OMG or any of those. I always have to look them up if I see them. But I love pressing a picture and sending a heart. It’s so fun to push a little love across the universe.

So, I have two songs today.

Elton John: Your Song

Because I say to my grandchildren, “How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.”

And Across the Universe, because it seems we are connected from wherever we are, across the universe.

Beatles: Across the Universe. Click to Listen.


Part of Slice of Life 2017 by The Two Writing Teachers

Part of DoodleaDay by Royan Lee‚ÄĒ today: What is your favorite ‘txt’


To My Children an Grandchildren

Across the universe

Shines the light

From your smile

Across the universe

Flows the music

Of your song

Across the universe

Ripples the love

From your kindnesses

And the universe

Magnifies your sparkles as

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ūüôā ¬†‚̧ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Deer and Me

Although I took this picture a while ago, it’s late night aura looks soothing as I once again reviewed my lesson and site to make it better for ease of use and student success. In my mind as I blog on my iPhone I hear the laser light music chiming softly in my ears, a lullaby I need to heed. I learned a great tip on tagging the wiki pages that will help make naming pages easier and more appropriate. Kids tag their code names (acronyms) on each of their pages. Very nice. They also tag assignment names. Very cool. That means students don’t need the old protocol I once used on computer projects.

ponder. – should I pursue my master degree in instructional technology? I’d like to, since I am doing the work anyway.

one step
what else? I am sure the deer are up too.

I don’t want to miss Scott sing.

GeekGramma says g’night

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