1. @mayrapelayo6

    Mock Caldecott

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    Critical thinking skills are definitely used when choosing Mock Caldecott books. But the question is, how do you choose proper books that will fit the whole class and what is the procedure?

    Reading, evaluating, and discussing books is the main procedure.After reading Travis Jonker’s blog post, I have learned a …

  2. @mayrapelayo6

    What Am I Reading?

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    I have continued with my reading on the book, To Be a Slave, by Julius Lester. I am definitely enjoying this book as the ex-slaves re-tell their harsh stories and everything they had to endure before slavery ended. This book is a great resource which will help to educate children …

  3. @mayrapelayo6

    It is Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    My son and I came to the library, and I came with hopes to find more Froggy books by Jonathan London. The last time I visited the library, I was only able to find like 3 books about froggy. Well, this time it was worse, as I only found one; …

  4. @mayrapelayo6

    Reading Meme…

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    All this semester I have continued with my reading, and have read a lot of interesting books. At one point, I did my reading meme about sunsets. However, I decided to change it to It Is Monday! What Are You Reading? meme. If I remember …

  5. @mayrapelayo6

    It Is Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    It is Thanksgiving weekend and we have all been busy, I know I have. To be honest I have not been reading as much as I probably should. However, there was a nice book I finally took the time to start reading, it is call To Be a Slave, by …

  6. @mayrapelayo6

    The Power Of Technology-Skype!

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    I have heard about Skype before, in fact, I have used it to video chat with my family in Mexico. However, it never crossed my mind that it was also used in the classrooms for authors to skype/chat with students. It is very clear that …

  7. @mayrapelayo6

    Why Are Read Alouds So Important?

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    Read alouds are very important, especially for young children as they help expand their vocabulary. As a future teacher, it will be very important to introduce the students to read alouds at the beginning of the year and to keep a daily routine. What can read alouds offer to students? …

  8. @mayrapelayo6

    It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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    These two books were great and funny. Definitely do recommend them to children in first through third grade. (Both of these books are I can read book, level 2. Which it is a reading with help and it has engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play for developing readers.) I …

  9. @mayrapelayo6

    It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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    The following books are about halloween. I had chosen them last week being that halloween was coming up. However, I completely forgot about them, until now. They are super cute and I definitely do suggest them. I would suggest these books for a second grader.

    IT’S RAINING BATS & FROGS…

  10. @mayrapelayo6

    Reading Challenge Check-in…

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    Well, my reading challenge has definitely been a challenge for me. Apparently it is easier to say I will be accomplishing many things, than to actually getting it done; all of it! For my reading challenge I decided to read the Froggy series books. I have actually read most of …

  11. @mayrapelayo6

    Diverse Books Are A Must In The Classroom!

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    After reading the article, Here I Am, by Brian Pinkney, it is brought to my attention once again that nowadays melting pot is continuing to expand in the classrooms. However, according to Pinkney and Lisa G. Kropp who wrotethe article, Preschool and the Income Gap: Libraries …

  12. @mayrapelayo6

    It is Monday! What are you reading?

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    I went to the library in search for more Froggy books this afternoon, unfortunately, I only found two. So I decided to bring two more books from the same author, Jonathan London. The illustrations London uses in his books are very colorful and appealing to the young readers, as well …

  13. @mayrapelayo6

    What Am I Currently Reading?

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    Well, the book that I mostly focused on reading this weekend is not necessarily children’s literature. For my other class, we had to read two long chapters and choose categories to write about. In the book, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, by Pitler, …

  14. @mayrapelayo6

    What Did I Recently Finish Reading?

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    Yesterday I drove two hours to get my mother from the airport. Unfortunately, I forgot all my reading materials at the house. I got to the airport 3o minutes early, and I knew I had to do something to kill time, Facebook was not an …

  15. @mayrapelayo6

    It is Monday! What are you reading?

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    Donalyn Miller has said many things that totally make sense, both as a reader and as a future teacher. I have continued reading the book, Reading in the Wild, and the author has brought up many great points about how to get students to enjoy reading. The book starts by …

  16. @mayrapelayo6

    What Am I Currently Reading?

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    I have continued reading, Reading in the Wild, by Donalyn Miller. However, I have to say it has been hard to stay focus in this book. I am not sure why, maybe because it is such a long book and there are hardly any pictures involved. I also have been …

  17. @mayrapelayo6

    Reading Challenge…

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    The reading challenge has continued with the Froggy books. I have to say I made a great choice, as I have truly enjoyed all of Jonathan London’s books. I have read several of them and definitely suggest them to everyone. My son got super excited when he noticed I brought …

  18. @mayrapelayo6

    What am I reading?

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    Today we went to the library; oh so many books to choose from. I decided to let my son choose three books and read them to me. My niece, sister in law, and I were his audience. Since most of the time I find myself reading the books in my …

  19. @mayrapelayo6

    It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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    Photo CC by: Amazon.com

    What comes to your mind when you hear the word Nazi? Does it make you think of Hitler, Germany, or maybe WWII? How would you feel if you had to run from them and constantly hide, being a prisoner in your own home and having to …

  20. @mayrapelayo6

    Thursday Quotables…

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    I have started to read a new book, Reading in the Wild, (The book whisperer’s keys to cultivating life long reading habits) by Donalyn Miller. I chose this book to help me as a reader and future teacher to learn reading habits just like the book states. I believe that…
  21. @mayrapelayo6

    Sunset…meme

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    Given the choice to blog about some meme, I decided to blog about a beautiful sunset picture I took while at work at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains during the summer.

    Having the opportunity to work at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains does not happen every …

  22. @mayrapelayo6

    It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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    Bridge to Terabithia has finally come to an end! I have to say this book took me longer than I expected, but it was worth it. I had previously given a summary of what the book was all about; but this was only when I had just read the first …

  23. John Johnston

    Wiggle Gifs

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    I’ve been here before but a couple of wiggles jumped out of the photos app today.

    Both were photos that the phone decided to take HDR photos and I’ve set it to keep a ‘normal’ one two. I’d obviously moved enough in the fraction of a second that separated the …

  24. @https://twitter.com/MCorbettWilson

    Why Open Matters

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    A global network of social media and open resources, including Liberal, Radical and Conservative educational “canons.” Remix by MCW

     

    A retired American scientific glassblower, I started on my career journey at a California community college after I graduated from high school. On a whim I signed up for a …

  25. @mayrapelayo6

    It is Monday…What are you reading?

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    Do you like bugs? How about ants? How would you feel if you were an ant and you had to be careful of where you walk so people don’t step on you? For my Monday reading, I actually did not get to read, but my son read to me and …

  26. @mayrapelayo6

    I Love Reading…Mrs. Danalyn Miller

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    According to my son, Daniel, “reading tells you cool facts about books. Some are fiction and others are nonfiction.”

    Imagine being a six grader and reading up to 40 books for the whole school year! I have to say these are a lot of books! This is precisely what happens …

  27. @mayrapelayo6

    Meme…what is next?

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    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson is my next book adventure. This John Newbery Medal winner has been recommended to me by several people. I love when people see me with the book and everyone exclaims what a great book it is and how they remember when they read it …

Western 106


An open ds106 experience built around a genre of Westerns. Get yer blog and ride with us! Not a course, it's... something else.

For a structured approach, follow the UMW Spring 2016 course taught by Paul Bond or the always available Open DS106

Western106 is still a happening thing! We got High Noon Radio Show going. And whatever else y'all invent.

Assignments from UMW DS106

  1. Week 14: Happy Trails

    by John Starr, from Rangers Comics #54 http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=418

    So here we are in the last weeks of the semester, about to ride off in the sunset of Western106. It’s been a great ride, and everyone should be proud of all the work they’ve done. I really appreciate the consistent creative …

  2. Week 13: The Wild Wild Web

    4/8/16 – 4/15/16

    For this week’s adventure, we’re going to play with web storytelling. This should be fun. I am going to quote extensively from the Open ds106 Course:

    In this unit we move to a different kind of storytelling, one that uses the space of existing web sites …

Blog Riders

Western106 Blogs (2992 posts). If yours is not listed, check for it in all blogs in DS106, we might need to add a tag. If the blog is new, sign it up now.

  1. #ds106
  2. #ds106 – Silence and Voice
  3. #western106 – Digital Mustard
  4. #Western106 – Is a Liminal Space
  5. #western106 – Reflecting Allowed
  6. 106 drop in
  7. 106 Outlaws
  8. A rambling ramble
  9. Another Storytelling Outlaw
  10. Aozora Bunko | Blue Sky Library
  11. arodzds106
  12. Ashley Pontiveros
  13. caritatblog
  14. Chomping at the Byte
  15. Clueless Tiff
  16. Cool Water
  17. Digital Cow
  18. Digital Literacy Topics
  19. ds106
  20. DS106 – A Point of Contact
  21. ds106 – bavatuesdays
  22. ds106 – DELISJA
  23. ds106 – ifaisalooh
  24. ds106 – Kevin's Meandering Mind
  25. ds106 – Leigh Ellis
  26. ds106 – Lloyd Evaroa
  27. DS106 – Sahanau Foundation
  28. ds106 – Sincerely, Sara
  29. ds106 – TRAVEL Anika
  30. Eat Live Play
  31. Emily’s Blog
  32. Erika Futuredart
  33. etmooc and beyond
  34. Hello!
  35. Hey Y’all
  36. I'm Like So Blonde
  37. itechspro
  38. Jay's Canvas
  39. Kelsey’s Blog
  40. Laura Clairifies Things
  41. LaVieMegan
  42. Learning Nuggets
  43. loganpriess
  44. Mark Corbett Wilson
  45. Mayra Pelayo
  46. My blog
  47. My Life As a Cowgirl.
  48. My Name is Hunter - Western106
  49. Natalie’s Computer Science Blog the Western Way
  50. nyasha
  51. PhillipLaclede
  52. PrestiDiGiLearnification
  53. Sahanau Foundation
  54. Sandy Springs Eternal
  55. Say You’ll Remember Me
  56. Spirit of the Wild West
  57. Sundown Street
  58. The Adventures of the Internet Kid and Horse
  59. The Good, the Bad and the Kelly
  60. The Lawman Shaw
  61. The Rootin’est Tootin’est Blog
  62. This IS My First Rodeo
  63. Undertaker
  64. Untitled
  65. Welcome
  66. Western 106 Dispatches – DS106 Tricks
  67. western106 – de•tri•tus
  68. western106 – I am Talky Tina
  69. western106 – Leigh Ellis
  70. western106 – Mind on Fire
  71. Western106 – Viv’z Blog
  72. Wild, Wild, Website

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