Why did Kindergarten Cop inspire me to be a teacher

“Maybe Its a Tumor….”


It was January 1991, my dad and friends were loaded into the Suburban on our way to the Poughkeepsie Galleria movie theaters for my tenth birthday. Kindergarten Cop looked funny enough during the holiday season, plus Arnold Schwarzenegger was one bad dude in a comedy

The years have passed on, and the film will always be a classic to me for it’s one liners, bad Arnold acting and another gem by Ivan Reitman. But I could instantly relate to the character of detective John Kimbel when my own career in education started off as a sub.

After recently quitting my five year long stint in retail in the promise of a side career as a postal worker, I had to quickly change gears again when I found out I couldn’t work for the U.S. Post Office due to a previous car accident.

My mother suggested that I should become a substitute, as I only needed my recently obtained BFA. It wasn’t too long before I landed a long term substitute position as a sub for another sub – which is just the same predicament that befalls Arnold’s character…..


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How to Create Propaganda Videos Using the Ipod’s Animoto App


How Show N’ Tell Just Got Fun and Easy

If you have read any of my previous articles on Apple’s apps for education, you probably know of a variety of apps that I have been using in my art classroom with the assistance of Mr. Junkins’ Ipod knowledge. For this project, we used an extension of digital photo editing of pictures that were done on the apps of Fluid FX and Comic Touch Lite….

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What will be the three new rules for the Visual arts classroom

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Public domain images on Ancient Rome for 6th graders Yodio cell phone activity

Students will search through a variety of public domain images of Ancient Rome.

Students will then choose one of these images to research by texting in a question to 242 242

Students will then use their phones to call in their new found information to: 18776996346

I will then attach their phone call recordings to their chosen image with the Yodio to make a movie


Digitally Edit Photos on an Ipod


How Utilizing Comic Touch Lite and Fluid FX Apps Saved Me a Week of Work

If you have read any of my previous articles on utilizing Ipod apps for education in your classroom, such as creating animations with Animation creator, or perhaps an alternative to making sculptures with Sculptmaster 3D, or perhaps you just want to use some Smart Phone apps in your classroom – but now I would like to share with you an alternative means to editing photos, which used to take my students about five days creating one picture utilizing open source programs like Gimp, they can now do in five minutes with several pictures……..

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