Update: I’ve watched districts all across the country struggle with how to use this new platform due to technical constraints requiring WIN10 and/or MACOSX means all of us with Chromebooks have to wait. It’s fall of 2017 and we’re still waiting. I am 100% ready to go go speedracer once they make it Chrome agnostic […]Read more "GUEST POST Via @tr_bo Minecraft EDU Update"
I am very excited about how this school year has progressed! Teachers and students are excited about being in school. I see a lot of teaching and learning taking place for both teachers and students. What I mean by this is that teachers are getting out of their comfort zones regarding personalized and digital learning. […]Read more "Guest Post via @ndnred: Personalized and Digital Learning"
Adolescence is fundamentally about the process of identity formation and individualism. The time in life to start asking the question: What do I want to do with my one wild and precious life? Teachers reflect at the end of the school day and even on into weekends. This past Thursday, a colleague and I were listening, […]Read more "Guest Post via @readersleadpd: Creating a Culture of Connectedness through High School Advisory"
Two years ago I pulled my son from a STEM charter school. It was a very good school, full of dedicated teachers, the latest technology. Parent/student nights were held often, involving STEM activities engaging families to build roller coasters with pieces of paper, marbles, and tape dispensers; parachutes with tissue paper and yarn. We were […]Read more "Guest Post via @madmommy: The Role of Technology in Homeschool Environments"
I am in my same role this year as an instructional coach and I couldn’t be more excited!!! During the summer I had the opportunity to present CCS Tech Camp featuring #hyperdocs, #symbaloo and #blogging! I enjoyed helping other educators learn how to use digital resources in their classrooms. I also did my first Ignite Talk about Twitter at […]Read more "Guest Post via @ndnred: New School Year"
Teacher professional development… Dreaded? Boring? Transforming? Something in between? I have been teaching for 11 years. During my career, I have participated in dozens of professional development courses/workshops/lectures. Some of them were dull, some–rather intriguing. Some were simply turned into faculty meetings. Some had nothing to do with students learning or teaching. Some put us […]Read more "Guest Post via @DariaPizzuto: 6 Non-conformist Ways to Teacher Professional Development"
I just got back from a “vacation” to my parents’ house in southern Illinois. I do not put vacation in quotes because we had a bad time, we had a blast. But I put vacation in quotes because there was a lot of hard work, what I call grinding, going on. I was able to […]Read more "Guest Post via @ClarksRoom: Grindin"