Crafting PLE

The Art of Creating Personalized Learning Environments

JSGS Edition - December 15-19, 2014

Important Info

PLEF Schedule for December 15 - 19, 2014

Monday, Dec. 15th - Ferndale

Tuesday, Dec. 16th - Washington St.

Wednesday, Dec. 17th - Ferndale

Thursday, Dec. 18th - JSGS

Friday, Dec. 19th - Washington St.

Tools of the Craft

Playlist Builder Update

You can now change the name of each of your classes in Playlist Builder to make it easier to find what you're looking for! Try it out!

Quizzes are now shared through a link, which means that it must be shared as an assignment on the tablet, and students have to then share results back with you. Or you can just look at their scores in Quiz Builder.

Web 2.0 and App Cheat Sheet

Ever wish you could have a cheat sheet of apps and websites that you might use in your class? Well, the PLEFs have created one for you! Each month, we will feature 5 new websites or apps, with a description and link, if applicable. I've shared a folder with each of you in OneDrive where you can find this month's and all future editions of the Cheat Sheet. Click the link to go to this month's Cheat Sheet. Each week I will feature one or two of these apps and websites.


Flipsnack is an application used to convert PDF files into a flipping book that is easy to use. Simply upload a PDF file, customize the book, and share. The online flip books are designed to resemble regular print books. You can choose a classic, hardcover, coil, or interactive flip format for your book, as well as a book size. Color options for the cover and background are also offered. Finished flip books can be published privately or publicly and edited at any time. The final flip book is professional-looking. Books can be shared on Facebook and Twitter or e-mailed and embedded with a watermark.

Crafting Wisdom

Combatting Pre-Vacationitis

The time between Thanksgiving and Winter Break is one of the hardest of the school year. Everyone's counting down and Pre-Vacationitis sets in. Edutopia recently created a roundup of ways to keep students engaged. Check it out!

Teena Martin, PLEF

What the heck is a PLEF? PLEF stands for Personalized Learning Environment Facilitator. Teena brings over 10 years of education experience having taught in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in some very diverse institutions. She has taught nearly every grade level and subject at some point. She has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education, and a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology.
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