Thursday, March 28, 2013

Another Successful Career Fair at Bethany Middle School

Even though I retired last June, I could not resist the appeal of returning to my school to take pictures of this year's career fair. There were 28 wonderful presenters who donated time, energy, and talents to give our students glimpses of just a few of the many career opportunities that await them. Each presenter did three different sessions so our students could be exposed to a number of different personalities. We thank them all for their dedication.
I had such fun taking pictures - a labor of love. This evening I used my Shutterfly account to create a physical book that will be a nice reminder of the event. Shutterfly also offered me the opportunity to embed an electronic copy of the photo album on my blog. Enjoy! Mrs. Stanley

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If no picture shows, click on the link that asks you to view the photobook in a larger size. It will open in Shutterfly with the option to go to "full screen," which is nice. I hope you like it.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

China Trip Revisited

In April of 2012, several students from the middle schools in Orange and Bethany traveled to China under the guidance of Bo Wu, Mandarin Chinese teacher, Dr.Dellinger, principal at Bethany, Kathy Fuller-Cutler, principal at Orange, and John Randall, science teacher from Bethany. The kids had a wonderful time, and as a culminating activity upon their return, they worked with me to create a Voice Thread remembrance of the trip. They submitted 3 or 4 of their favorite photos to me, which I uploaded to a VoiceThread project. Each student then signed into his/her VT account and added narration to the photos submitted. It was really a nice way to remember the highlights of the trip. Now, nearly a year later, the students have decided they would like to have a reunion to discuss fond memories. I am embedding the video created from the VT in this post. It is about 19 minutes long, but it is an example of a great collaborative project. The actual VT is still open, and students might add reflections to it. Enjoy!

Mrs. Stanley - missing all of you!