Author Archives: kmenzies2013

Learning to Write Bills and Be Active in the Legislature

http://constitutionmenzies.wikispaces.com/home Check out my Class Wiki. This wiki takes students through many activities using several  web tools to give students the experience of learning about the history of the legislative branch, they will learn how a bill becomes a law, how to write a bill, how to get in touch with a local state representative […]

Universal Design for Learning and Technology

https://voicethread.com/share/4743791/ I created this voicethread on UDL and technology because UDL is something that is very close to my heart. There are so many resources out there about UDL and assistive technology, including National Center on Universal Design for Learning, Center for Applied Special Technology, and Maryland Learning Links. I hope this presentation makes you […]

ToonDoo ScreenCast

http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cI1UIeVyzd Hello, My name is Kirstie Menzies and today I am going to show you some of the features of the tool ToonDoo.  This tool helps students and teachers create comic strips, just like the ones you would see in the morning paper. This program could be used in any content area to present all […]

How To ToonDoo!

ToonDoo is a great program for students and teachers to use to make learning fun. It gives students the chance to be creative and original when showcasing their understanding of an event or voicing an opinion. Teachers can create fun ways to introduce a new topic and start a class discussion. This program makes it […]

Come Learn with Us: A look at Classroom Blogs

It took quite a bit of searching, but I was very excited to find 3 very interesting classroom blogs. I was hoping to find some social studies blogs, and I was lucky enough to find a good one for middle and high school. I just love that in all of the blogs, you can feel […]

Whole New World of Teachers: Friends I Never Knew I Had

I have titled this blog entry “Whole New World of Teachers” because after reviewing a few different blogs, I have realized that I have only scratched the surface of a whole new world of teachers that I never knew about. It is overwhelming just how much information is out there, but how wonderful that all […]

Hello!

I am Kirstie Menzies. I am excited and passionate about teaching and learning. I graduated from McDaniel College in 2010 with a Political Science degree and I minored in Religious Studies. I hope to teach social studies or special needs students. I also have a special place in my heart for middle school students because […]