Category Archives: Just For Fun

Long time, No see … Right?

instructionaltechnologyteamI could come up with all kinds of reasons why I haven’t blogged in forever, but the bottom line is that I just got all kinds of crazy busy! This is my first year as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Library/Media Services in our district. I’m incredibly blessed to work with such a great group of people. Just like any new position, this meant lots of long hours and eleventy billion new¬†things to learn. It’s been busy, but fun … and apparently the blog has stayed near the very bottom of the to-do list. ūüôā

I’m not going to do anything crazy like promise to post here every other day or even weekly. But I have seriously missed sharing little tips and tricks with you. So for today, I’m back!

If you’re not already following the EMS ISD Instructional Technology team on Facebook and Twitter, you definitely should. Great things are happening around our district and we are excited to share them out. And while you’re at it, hop on over to the EMSISDITs Blog and sign up to get emails with our new posts.

And if you happen to still be reading, here’s your treat for the day. The Technology Department accepted the #MannequinChallenge today. And we TOTALLY ROCKED it!

This was SO. MUCH. FUN. and we did it in one take! Have you done the Mannequin Challenge? Add the link to your video in a comment!

A real tech tip coming soon … and it’s a good one!

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Summer To Do List: Relax

catrelaxThis is the first official week of summer for me. {{{YAY!}}} My to-do list is a mile long and growing (I’m one of those people that adds things to it that I’ve already accomplished just so I can cross it off!)¬†One of the things that should be on everyone’s Summer To-List is to simply relax.

Whether you’re enjoying summer break or just need to take a 2 minute time out during your day, check out these online tools to help you relax:

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes¬†is a simple site. It’s a calming¬†ocean picture with the sounds of waves crashing over and over. Your only goal here is to relax for two minutes. That means you can’t touch the mouse or the keyboard. For two minutes. Sounds simple, right?¬†Can you do it?

Calm – wow, this site really impressed me. You can choose from 2, 5, 10, or 20 minutes¬†of “guided relaxation.” You can even select from a variety of relaxing images and soundtracks (ocean waves, falling rain, singing birds, etc.) There’s even an iPhone app, if you need to relax a little while on the go!

I love the rain. Rain For Me is simple enough. Just listen to rain alone or with another song. The natural, relaxing sound of rain can make great music even more enjoyable. 

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