Integrate Technology Skills to Support Student Learning

By |October 31st, 2016|

I had an opportunity to speak with almost every PK-8 and specials teacher over the course of five days for 35 minutes in October. I knew that I would see about 80 teachers in 35 minute rotations. The challenge was to provide the teachers with grade appropriate ideas. They came from technology rich and poor schools. […]

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 […]

GooseChase as Teacher Inspiration

By |February 10th, 2016|

My son went to EdCamp NJ and learned about GooseChase. I finally had an opportunity to start playing with it this week and immediately created a free scavenger hunt. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out in two weeks.
Create a Free Account and Make Tasks
The fun begins when you create an account […]

Technology Playdate as Workshop

By |February 3rd, 2016|

In October 2015 I came across the idea of a technology playdate for teachers. It was shared by local tech teacher in New Jersey. I finally tried the idea at this month’s elementary technology integration specialist workshops. It worked really well.

I introduced the idea and had an opportunity to share a little about Voxer as […]

First EdCamp of 2016 – Part III

By |January 12th, 2016|

EdCamp NYC has been happening at schools around New York City since October 2010. I am happy to assist in organizing the event that Karen Blumberg organizes – sometimes multiple times in the same year. Some years I just hit a session or two. On January 9th I went to all three sessions at our EdCamp hosted […]

New Principal Orientation

By |September 5th, 2015|

I had the opportunity to work with twelve new principals this week. I was given forty-five minutes to focus on instructional technology. I think it is very important to model what we want to see. New teachers can mimic what they have seen their teachers do in the classroom 15 years ago. New principals could […]

2014-2015 School Year

By |May 23rd, 2015|

The 2014-2015 school year went well. I worked with the majority of 66 grammar schools and had several conversations and meetings with a number of the 28 high schools.

My three goals for this school year, for the elementary schools, were to:
1. get the technology integrations specialists to know each other, communicate, and share ideas
2. introduce […]