Springing Into Education
Designed by Ashton Roller

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    Hi, my name is Ashton Roller and I am from Macon, Ga.  I am currently in my first professional block of the Early Childhood and Reading Education program at Valdosta State University.  I am a junior and I expect to graduate in December of 2008.  After graduating with my bachelor's degree, I plan to further my education and to obtain a master's degree in counseling to hopefully one day become a elementary school counselor.  I love children and I cannot wait to have my own classroom.  I know that I will love teaching and I hope I can make a strong impression on many children's lives and help them "spring" into education!

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    I am a member of Phi Mu sorority and I love all of my sisters.  They provide support to me when I need it.  I recently got elected to be the CPH VP of Scholarship which means that I am in charge of scholastics for all six sororities on campus.  I love to read in my spare time which is something that I'm not seeing a lot of these days.  My favorite type of books are romantic comedies.  I also enjoy traveling even though I have never been out of the country.  The farthest I have been is to New York City on my sixth grade field trip.  My favorite vacation place in Gatlinburg, TN.  There is so much to do there and I just love the quiet and laid-back atmosphere of the town.  The hobby that I am most passionate about is stepping for Phi Mu.  Many people do not know what step is so I explain it as a combination of dancing, cheering, and making beats with your body as a syncrinized team.  Last year, Phi Mu won first place and I was ecstatic about that.  We worked so hard and it paid off. 

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    Teachers always need help dealing with lesson plans, whether it be from co-workers or people they don't know, the internet allows teachers to share their ideas and suggestions.  One helpful site that I found is the Lesson Plan Factory.  This site is easy to navigate and it organizes lesson plans based on content area and also grade level which is something that I liked.  Another site that I think is useful is the Children's Library site.  I like this site because I think children would really like to use it.  It is very child friendly and easy to use and it offers a way for children to read books online rather than getting them from the library.  It even offers many ways for children to sort through books and design their own covers.

Student Resources

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Ways I Can Integrate Technology

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Live Text Portfolio

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Topic Mini-Research & Literature Website

Topic Mini-Research Lesson Plan

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Topic Literature Lesson Plan

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Inspiration Concept Map

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Classroom Website for Student Teaching

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bird with mail  abroller@valdosta.edu