About this Site and Me

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Flower Mound, TX, United States
Hi, I am an artist, wife, mom, gamer and the Elementary Art Educator at Donald Elementary, a sweet and wonderful school in Flower Mound, TX (outside of Dallas). This is a great place to see how we are integrating studio habits with technology and interdisciplinary connections. I also love to share my "wisdom" (Re: Experiences. From mistakes.) about teaching Elementary Art. I love what I do, and I've been doing it for a long time. Creating and teaching Art is what I live for. Enjoy.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Blogging Inservice. It was a MONDAY.

Blissful LISD Art Teachers Blogging

So I taught my very first inservice (with McAuliffe Art teacher, Rebecca Lake). On a Monday morning. And if it could go wrong...ho boy.

  1. Our newly wireless school had no wireless. Server was down. Naturally.
  2. OF COURSE I had used Google Presentation. Luckily, I saved it to a flash.
      1. Remember kids, always have a plan B!
  3. The printers are wireless. I couldn't print. I couldn't print!
  4. Finally, with 20 minutes to go, I was able to print the 24 page Presentation and make copies...
  5. Toner was down, and I forgot to hit the collate button. *smack head*
  6. By this time I was so flustered I couldn't make my laptop and projector talk, so I am totally old schooling it with a document camera.
Remember, I am teaching an inservice. ABOUT BLOGGING ONLINE. Using paper copies on a document camera.

Until Rebecca plugged in the correct cable. Doh!

Luckily the wiffy came on around 9ish. I was able to stop crying and start over and hopefully everyone learned Very Important Lessons. I know I did.

Most important:  heads up blogging-world, we just sent a new bunch of art teachers to you! You're welcome!


  1. It was awesome and so much fun! When can we do it again?

  2. The old " If anything can go wrong it will " !!! You will be laughing about this in a couple of months! Glad the wifi came back up and you were able to get it straightened out! :)

    1. Thanks, it's always fun and games in the Art room!

  3. Thank you for helping me create my blog! It's still a work in progress, but I couldn't have done it without you! By the way....this is my first ever blog comment!

  4. I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Thanks for Sharing! :)

  5. I just found your blog via Mrs. C. We don't live to far from each other. I am in PISD. I too am doing an inservice next week. Not to self on the server, I will put my powerpoint on my flash drive! Have a good week!

    1. ^.^ hope it all goes well! Have a great week, fun times in meetings...