CEC Shoutout!

Dear Readers,

I was wondering why my blog has had an increase in traffic. Well, the mystery has been solved. I was shouted out by The Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) @ http://community.cec.sped.org/pa/home. I found the link by looking at my Referrer links.

I feel so honored!

I was also shouted out by The Edvocate in an article entitled 10 Must Read Special Education Blogs @ http://www.theedadvocate.org/10-must-read-special-education-blogs/

I feel so loved. Thanks to The Advocate & The Pennsylvania branch of the CEC!

DIGITAL VISION BOARD- My Enrichment Lesson

Dear Readers,

The teachers at my school decided to let our students have a break from the rigorous work they’re required to do in a college ready school. For the first semester, I had Homework Club, but that bored me to tears. So, I decided to have some fun. This time around I chose Arts n’ Crafts. For our first project, I wanted to have the students create a vision board, but the cost was prohibitive. The next best thing was a digital vision board. And the research began…

My research took me to a couple of sites that required some downloading and payment. Since I was not planning on paying for 25 students to use a pay site, I knew that I had to look around for a free site.

Alas, I couldn’t find one, but my husband did. He’d previously used it- PIXLR. He showed me enough to get it done, and I was off to the races.

I wrote down every step while creating my own. Satisfied with the results, I printed my results, uploaded the directions to my Google Classroom I created for the class, and prepared to teach my students how to create a digital vision board.

How’d it go? Why, thank you for asking! It went very well. Of the 25 students, 15 of them completed it within the allotted time. Others e-mailed me.

Here’s my completed digital vision board:


I played around with it a little more and learned how to create small effects around the edges of the pictures. I’m not finished yet. I’m going to create more; one for each area of my life.

If you’d like to create your own, here’s a link to the directions: https://tinyurl.com/y7pqad7v

Let me know what you think!