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Triple E Framework

By |September 14th, 2017|

In the coming school year I am introducing the Triple E Framework developed by Liz Kolb. Liz spent the last six years diving into the research that demonstrates the factors that are shown to make strong connections between the use of technology and student learning. Her excellent book, Learning First, Technology Second, provides information about […]

ISTE2016 Full Day Two – New Teacher Academy and Closing Keynote

By |July 28th, 2016|

I went to an event on Tuesday called the New Teacher Academy. It was sponsored by Amazon Education and featured Lisa Dabbs, Shelly Sanchez Terrell, Erin Klein, and Tanya Avrith. I have an opportunity to work with new teachers and was looking forward to what these ladies would share.

Unfortunately there are no recordings from the session. […]

Did the #lastbell Hashtag in May

By |July 23rd, 2016|

I wanted to share a few words about the #lastbell hashtag. It came about in a conversation in a Women in Educational Leadership Voxer group. There was a conversation about how many individuals in school begin to think about the end of school and begin to kick back. The #lastbell hashtag and posts are to […]

2015-2016 School Year

By |July 21st, 2016|

The 2015-2016 school year continued to head in a direction that will support teachers in the instructional use of technology that we began last year. Of the 66 elementary schools, just one school had little interaction with our work and I expect this to change next year. Three schools are independent schools that are Catholic. These […]

ISTE2016 Full Day Two –Volunteering and BYOD Session

By |July 16th, 2016|

ISTE Volunteer
I remember Kristen Hokanson talking about the first time she volunteered at ISTE. It seemed like she enjoyed it. I decided to open Tuesday with a volunteer stint at the Presenter’s Room. The hardest part about volunteering is that they really don’t tell you much. You learn what you are doing by word of […]

More GooseChase Digital Scavenger Hunts

By |June 5th, 2016|

I had two more opportunities to use GooseChase with teachers in addition to the scavenger hunts I ran earlier in the year. I also received feedback from teachers on how they are using it with students. I believe these hunts involve students, and teachers as students, in thinking skills as they interpret mission tasks. It assists […]

Sharing Breakout EDU with Teachers – Take Two

By |May 26th, 2016|

I have yet to experience sharing Breakout EDU to a group who has already participated in one. I hear that the second and third time students use it…the whole process goes smoother. Today I spent part of my evening with provisional/alternate route teachers in an introduction to Breakout EDU.

This was the fourth group of teachers I […]

Getting Started with Breakout Edu

By |April 23rd, 2016|

I am a novice with Breakout Edu – not that it’s been around too long. I started seeing teachers post about it and asked my friend Marcie Hebert to tell me more.  I’ve never experience an “escape room” but it sort of has that feel to it…with an education focused twist. Now that I’ve facilitated three […]

Breakout Edu on a Shoestring Budget

By |April 23rd, 2016|

This past month I introduced Breakout Edu to teachers/technology integration specialists from over 50 schools. I purchased the Breakout Edu kit which was $125 including shipping and handling. If a school is interested they only need one box, but sometimes $125 is difficult to come up with in a tight budget. I have two options: […]

Videos to Inspire Discussions

By |March 17th, 2016|

Videos to Inspire Discussion
You may or may not agree with the content, but it makes for good discussion.

1. Pay Attention

2. Karl Fisch’s “Did You Know (2.0)”

3. Technology Fear Factor in Education

4. The Machine is Us/ing Us

5. A Vision of Students Today

6. Shake It Up