Sunshine Blogger Award

I have received the Sunshine Blogger Award from @Sumlendia or better know by me as Summer Diamond! This award is passed on by bloggers to fellow bloggers who "positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere." Summer is one such blogger. You can visit Summer's-Inspired Adventures in Teaching blog where she writes about her experiences as a 5th grade teacher. She is a great Reading teacher who loves writing and technology and shares this passion with her students, teachers, and her PLN.
As part of the Sunshine Blogger Award, I am supposed to list 11 random facts about me and answer 11 questions.

11 Facts About Me:
  1. I read my Bible with coffee every morning between 5:30 am - 6:30 am
  2. I have six grandchildren: 3 girls and 3 boys ( I love how that evens out)
  3. I am a country girl through and through
  4. I love to being outdoors
  5. I enjoy backyard birdwatching, have two birdbaths, two bluebird houses, and several birdfeeders
  6. I have two large dogs who love staying inside during the cold winter days, but I prefer them being outside (one sheds black hair all over)
  7. I am a cancer survivor and had chemo in 2009
  8. My passion is helping and serving others, especially sharing my love for technology
  9. I have never owned an iphone
  10. Instead of reading books, I surf the Internet and read blogs
  11. I lurk more than I chat on Twitter
  11 Questions and Answers:
  1. What is your favorite blog to read? I suppose the blog I like best is Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers. I have been following him for years now and always learn from every post of his. His blog is one you could read older posts again and again and still gain from it.
  2. How did you come up with the name of your blog? The funny thing about my blog is that it started out as a class blog in First Grade. I had just created it and experimented with blogging for a semester, then was blessed with my current job in Technology. That is how I transformed it to what it is today: Tech Talk for Teachers Most of the posts are resources that I run across from my reading on other sites or blogs.
  3. What inspired you to start blogging? I had been reading how beneficial blogging was and during my online courses in my Master's program, posting on a blog was required. I was so glad I had a little experience with it before having to blog for a grade. If you haven't created a blog, try one just for reflections no matter what your position or assignment is, you will be surprised how much it will make you grow. 
  4. What food can you absolutely not eat? oysters, brussel sprouts
  5. How much time do you spend blogging? I don't like to commit to daily, weekly, or any time frame. I post sporadically, when I feel the calling, when I run across something that I just HAVE to share. 
  6. What is your favorite time of the year? My favorite time of year is Spring. I love the change from winter to spring. Love the warm weather and all the blooms and birds during that season.
  7. What is your favorite vacation? My favorite vacation was when we went to Hawaii and I pray we will go again one day.
  8. How many years have you been an educator? I began in December of 1992
  9. What is your favorite food/best place to eat? My favorite food to eat is gumbo, but I eat my own that I make. The best place I like to eat is at a Mexican restaurant, no particular one...like them all.
  10. What is your favorite time of day? My favorite time of day is at 5:30 am during my quiet time with God and with my cup of coffee.
  11. What is your favorite physical activity? Gardening 
Now I bestow the Sunshine Blogger Award upon the following bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere:

1. Free Technology for Teacher - Richard Byrne
2. Laura in the Kitchen - Laura Vitae
3. Teacher Idea Factory - Kelley Dolling
4. Teacher Reboot Camp - Shelly Terrell
5. Mrs. Morgan's Superstars - Mrs. Morgan
6. Ms. Wideen's Blog - Kristen Wideen
7. Beside Still Waters - Lisa Moreland
8. Made 2 B Creative - Julia Bettencourt
9. Sue Waters Blog - Sue Waters
10. Grace Bound - Yvonne Barrage
11. Learn with Leah - Leah Fullencamp


  1. Grateful, most grateful, for your kindness in selecting Reflections-Beside Still Waters as a Sunshine Blogger Award winner – original photos and a few words shared for praising everyday blessings from above.

  2. What a great concept and idea! Thank you! I'll try to get mine finished next week.


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