Sunday, October 9, 2011

In the Library...

Friday morning and a trip to the library turned out to be very interesting.  I was very surprised to find the "curriculum lab" section which I had never seen before. It was interesting to find that it is so small compared to so many other sections Saint Peters Library offers. Going over the different databases and what EBSCO offers and how to find articles was actually not new at all to me.  Starting my fourth year as a psych major me and EBSCO are buddies and go waaaaay back in the day.  Sometimes he can be a bit of a blabber mouth with so many articles but he is helpful when it comes to citing and other tools.  My favorite aspect of EBSCO is the e-mail option which is great for days when there's no time to read a full article.  The best part of the visit is finding out so many great resources on the online database for teaching and elementary school lessons.  Only tapping into psych articles all the time has left me blind on what else EBSCO had.  It was definitely fun and helpful looking into the k-12 tab of education databases!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Yep. That long word. My book is filled with it! It is fun and very catchy.  Reading a book to an audience allows whoever is listening to chip in and make the noise. CLICKETY-CLACK! tickety-tack... that's the train, and that is the ant, both in the railroad track. For the wordle to give a good visual on what the book is about I had to rewrite the onomatopoeia a few times so it looked bigger.  The reason behind this was because the onomatopoeia words capture the essence of the book.  It gives it a whimsical and imagination-filled base to a cute story. A story about an ant and Jack. =]

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Thoughts

Finishing and posting my Glog was realllllyyy great! I'm glad I got it finished and able to post it. The wordle was very fun.  I had to tweak it and add a few words such as the onomatopeia of the book, the characters, and key words. Overall it looks really great so far!! Yay!


My Glog!

I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track GLOG!!

Ant and Jack's Wordle

Wordle: I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track


Creating my first Glog was an interesting experience.  I showed my mother and she loooooved the idea of it.  She said she wished it was created before because as a child I hated cutting all the pictures for the board.  I googled images and videos themed around the book.  I was able to find many pictures and videos such as the author interview.  I also added links about ants and trains.  I did my questions based on the core standards and also on Bloom's taxonomy.  I added onomatopeia and pictures that also themed around the book. It was fun!

Friday, September 23, 2011


First time using the Glogstter and it was pretty fun.  It's a bit tricky getting the images and making sure everything looks nice and accordingly to the book.  I wish I had gotten more images and more texts on it, like trains and ants.  Hopefully next week I will be able to post the link to the audiofile for the book which is pretty cute.  Also I'll include some of the repeated onomatopeia the books uses.  I was able to decorate and make the glog matching the whimsical feel of the book, like the funny illustrations.  I did get the image of the cover of the book which is really adorable. Hopefully next week will be more productive... Check out the picture!!