Crafting PLE

The Art of Creating Personalized Learning Environments

FMS Edition - May, 2015

Important Info

PLEF Schedule

For the most part, I am at Ferndale on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you need me at other times, please email me.

For tablet issues, please use the Tablet Ticket System, or contact Mr. Butler.

Tips and Tools

Backing Up Documents from the Tablet to OneDrive

This video will show you how to save files in OneDrive. Doing this will save space on the tablet, ensure that students don't lose their work if something happens to the tablet, and allows them access to their files during the summer, after tablets are collected.

If you need any assistance with this, please see Ms. Martin.

Want More Review Resources?

Check out this Blendspace lesson on various EOY Review Resources created by my fellow PLEF, Tamika Davis. If you have any resources you use, share them with me, and will gladly add them to the lesson!

Tablet Collection

Tablets will be collected May 19 - 21. It's a good idea to start reminding your students about this! For more information, click here.

Words of Wisdom

This time of year is hard for teachers. While your students are dreaming of lazy summers, you're preparing for EOGs. And maybe feeling a bit defeated. I've been there. It's easy to feel like all the hard work you've put in all year, all the creativity you've tried to put in your lessons, just isn't working. I have to tell you, though, that is not true. It is working, even when you don't see it.

We Are Teachers recently featured a blog by Chase Mielke, a high school ELA teacher in Kalamazoo, MI. In the post, Mielke gives all the reasons he wants to give up, and why he won't. Check out the blog, titled, "An Open Letter to Myself: Don't Give Up".

And don't ever give up.

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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.