So, I have been participating in the Big Time Blogging Challenge through a coworker in my district and we have been given certain prompts for each day this month.  I have not really been following that calendar, so I will answer some of those questions today after I discuss Dropbox…


Dropbox is a great tool that I use for personal and professional use.  Having a team of 110 iPads for my students has presented some challenges at times.  I love the iPads, but when certain files are too big or certain things like printers are not working with the iPads – Dropbox has saved me and my students!  I would have a student Air Drop it to me from their iPad to mine and then I would make sure it went to my Dropbox account.  From there I could access it on my computer and print or do whatever I needed to it!

I also love that I can link it to my Galaxy Phone as well as my Mac products!  My photos and any files I want are all connected and I can access them wherever I need them!  If you want to try it out – CLICK HERE!  By doing it this way I will earn more space and you will get an account! (Thanks!)

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So now here are some of the questions from this week:

July 1 – Reason I Blog:  I wanted to use it as a way to share what I have been doing in my classroom.  It started when a co-worker encouraged me to blog about a big Flipped Classroom unit we planned went into action! (my first posts are all about my Bivariate Unit for 8th graders)  Here is a link to my first post about the project and here is a link to my co-workers first blog on the same topic.

July 2 – How long/capacity been teaching:  I just finished my 6th year teaching 7th and 8th grade math.  We loop with our students so last year was 7th grade and this year will be 8th grade – same students!  I am also a Team Leader and Coach basketball!

July 3 – My family – I am an only child, and very close to my family!  I am the oldest and only girl grandchild on one side and the only grandchild on the other.  I am married to my high school sweetheart, Steve – we met my junior year/his senior year at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park, IL.  We dated for 10 years before getting married in 2009 and we recently added our beautiful and amazing daughter, Nora on June 5th!

July 4 – Favorite thing to teach – I love teaching almost everything in math!  Some of the favorite topics include similar figures, solving equations, ratios in the real world, and so much more!

July 5 – What teams do I cheer for? – I am a huge sports fan!  I love to play basketball, but don’t always follow the NBA/Bulls.  I enjoy watching my Cubbies!  I LOVE watching football!  I am in 3 Fantasy Football Leagues and I will always cheer on the Bears, but my husband and I have a second team – New Orleans Saints that we cheer!  (we got engaged in New Orleans)

I will try to answer these questions everyday as I also talk about teaching stuff!  Have a great night! 🙂


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kerry Sindewald
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 23:06:24

    YAY! Way to join! Cool post about flipping your classroom, minus the fact that I think bivariate is kind of a scary sounding word! The bivariate goes bump twice in the night? I have never use dropbox for classroom stuff, but I do see how it would be easy to grade/look at from anywhere and a real saver for those TOO big files!



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