Reading is Fundamentally Fun and Powerful by William (Coach) Jackson and Nancy (Fancy Nancy) Rentz (Media Specialists) “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.” Hodding Carter The celebration of reading is special—storybooks ranging from the Cat In The Hat, High School […]Read more "Guest Post via @wmjackson: Reading is Fundamentally Fun and Powerful"
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I try to stay fairly active in sharing information, and it is interesting that from time to time I get asked why. Why Tweet, post on Facebook, podcast, or blog? I typically answer with something about expanding my PLN and putting information out on the Interwebs to the edu community. But that is a clunky and […]Read more "Guest Post via @Clarksroom: Context & Contacts"
A highlight of the Makerfaire this past May 2018 was this talk: Meet Scratch at its inception from a users perspective: Making art with Scratch allows for collaboration. Remixing in Scratch is a powerful element. Scratch is an online community, not just a coding program. Ipzy Studio offers other creators her artwork. She created a […]Read more "GUEST BLOG POST: @tr_bo Scratch 3.0 Coming Soon"
I’m sitting in a session at Fall Cue reflecting on the first day of the conference. I cannot get the thought out of my head about why people present at these conferences, or why do I. I have to admit, I love presenting sessions….but why? Is it a pride thing, or maybe a bragging thing, maybe […]Read more "Guest post via @clarksroom: Why You Should Share your Learning"
In January 2017 while we were bombarded with daily news of negative imagery across our country I attended a full day MakeyMakey certification training that restored my positive outlook. During this training Tom Heck from MakeyMakey he shared a concept that I latched onto and have not stopped since. He saw an opportunity for using MakeyMakey in special ed classrooms serving […]Read more "Guest Post via @tr_bo: The Power of Partnerships: Part Three"
Advocating for Kids Camp at WordCamp Calgary, Canada by William Jackson, #MyQuestToTeach WordCamp Speaker, Volunteer, Advocate, Blogger, Organizer WordCamp Calgary was surrounded by mountains that take your breath away. The scenery could not properly be captured in photos or video to truly display the splendor and magnificence of natural formations reaching thousands of feet into […]Read more "Guest Post via @wmjackson: Advocating for Kids Camp at WordCamp Calgary, Canada"
WordCamp Jacksonville An International Conference of Technology and Diversity by William Jackson #MyQuestToTeach WordCamp Jacksonville was well-attended by participants and speakers as far away as Nigeria, Miami, Georgia, and several Midwestern states. The excitement of sharing the growth of web development, digital platforms, and tools directly related to content creation and web development shows […]Read more "Guest Post via @wmjackson: WordCamp Jacksonville – An International Conference of Technology and Diversity"
We are doing our students a disservice if we keep doing what we’ve always done. The only way to prepare them for the future is to move on from the past and put them in the drivers seat of their learning process.Read more "Guest post via @StuCentWorld: We Can’t Do What We’ve Always Done Anymore"
I am a strong proponent of empowering staff. There are many low-cost opportunities to do just that. Let me focus on staff meetings. Often as leaders, we believe we have to guide the experience in the conversation by presenting a robust agenda, interactive experiences, and opportunities for conversation. I often try to challenge myself to […]Read more "Guest Post via @tr_bo: Leaders- Step Aside"