Category Archives: Connect To Learn

Get connected, and connect your students to others around our globe. Opening the digital door to your classroom allows for growth and collaboration. Here are posts from Zig Zagging about how myself & my class connects.

Doodle Reflections & Starting #The100DayProject

Doodle Reflections & Starting #The100DayProject

In March I participated in Royan Lee’s #doodleaday challenge. It was a really neat experience to doodle with a community, and take in everyone’s responses to prompts shared each day. I found myself using my ferry ride home to unwind with my doodle. I’m pretty sure the ferry people think I’m some kind of crazy nut – all tucked into my drivers seat using the wheel as kind of a stand. They’ve had to blow their whistle at me to get moving more than once.

I have done plenty of skechnoting and doodling before, but had never done so many in a row, or to someone else’s prompts. Following the prompts pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I learned quite a bit about myself and from the great community.  I loved the whole experience! I have to especially thank Royan & Carrie Baughcum for their daily compliments and encouragement. The other comments and conversations around everyone’s doodles were inspiring.

Along the way Carrie inspired me to start planning my #The100DayProject, and I couldn’t be more … excited, full of ideas, and slightly terrified with myself for making a commitment to 100 days! Last year I watched Instagram each day for Sharron Drummond’s German words, thinking it was amazing! I’m thrilled to be part of the community this year. I’m already inspired by everyone’s projects and creativity. They are all so different and personal.

I am promising myself I will use my growth mindset, enjoy the experience, and the community. I’m not planning to mess up (skip days) but I will be forgiving of myself if I do.

So, here’s to 100 Days of Critter Doodles! At the moment I think it’s my perfect project! If you want to follow along join me on Instagram or at the #100daysofmzcritters.

Seasons of Creativity: Joy

Seasons of Creativity: Joy

Right as school was starting this year I read Austin Kleon’s post “Seasons”, and it really resonated with me (I highly recommend you take 3 minutes to read it too). I’ve been quiet on my blog and on Twitter for a while. A break was necessary. Last year was hard for many reasons, and I felt like… Continue Reading




The iPoets Earth Day Books Are Published

The iPoets Earth Day Books Are Published

We have two amazing books published by all the iPoets that participated! The books turned out great, with so many poems inspired by the Earth and much more. What a wonderful way to celebrate! Here’s a sneak peeks at a few of the pages! You can download the books here. I split the book into two… Continue Reading




Using Social Media To Enhance Learning

Using Social Media To Enhance Learning

My friend Beth Holland is part of the Top 12 Global Teacher Bloggers series, hosted by CM Rubin World, and she passed this month’s post on to me. I’m excited to share my answers to the question “What are the best examples you have seen of teachers using social media to enhance learning?” Social media has evolved to… Continue Reading




Collaborate to Celebrate – Poetry Month & Earth Day

Collaborate to Celebrate – Poetry Month & Earth Day

  Celebrate National Poetry Month and Earth Day with one great collaborative project! Become iPoets, publishing your Earth Day inspired poems with others in a great big beautiful Book Creator book! This project is something I have wanted to start for a long time now, and I’m SO thrilled to combine a few of my… Continue Reading




Global Read Aloud: A #GRAAmy ThingLink

Global Read Aloud: A #GRAAmy ThingLink

The Global Read Aloud starts this week! My students and I are really excited to participate in the #GRAAmy book study. I wanted to share a ThingLink that we’ll be using. It has book trailers, links to Amy’s website, videos and more. I’m planning to share some of the video clips with students, and share… Continue Reading