Hot Lunch Tray

Serving up steaming scoops of K12 edtech observation, thoughts, and opinions. With gravy.

If you don’t pass The Test #BlogAMonth

I always felt bold when I said it to middle schoolers, “Do you know what happens if you don’t do well on The Test?” The fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh graders would lean in and hold their collective breath …… Continue Reading →

Nothing Personal, Love Technology

Have you ever noticed how people take technology failures so personally? However, technology does exactly what is is told. So what are you telling it to do? And what makes you think this is personal? Do you often get results you… Continue Reading →

Pioneers turned Settlers

My classroom was like an old western movie. I often thought of myself as a “white hat” and there were times when I certainly went “cowboy” after some new technology, literature set, you name it I probably started a shoot-out over… Continue Reading →

EdTech Leadership Cycle

The EdTech Leadership cycle is complex. So much of what a school or district needs depends on where they are in the journey of converting Teacher Technology (Type I) to Student Technology (Type II). {Check out the difference between Type I… Continue Reading →

Does this PLC Cover Me?

The idea of a Professional Learning Community, a PLC, is awesome. I want to sit with other professionals and participate in critical conversations around student work, achievement, and my personal practice. But that doesn’t always happen. Maybe people are particularly open… Continue Reading →

Digital Divide: Teachers & Students

There is a new digital divide. It is the digital divide between teachers and students. Some Students Start Behind Students show up to school with so many different strengths and challenges. One of those challenges is lack of dependable Internet access, consistent… Continue Reading →

Refuse to Accelerate

As an adult I have control over a great deal. I retain control of what I attend to, especially in this hyperactive news environment. The truth is, I just don’t do it very well. The current news cycle can highjack my morning… Continue Reading →

A Picture Is Worth … #EduBlogsClub

…a 1,000 views? Well, maybe not quite 1,000. But, pictures or images are an important facet of any blog post. Images serve a few functions on my blog. Sometimes they inspire, or help me refine my focus for a post…. Continue Reading →

Blog Challenges for Educators

It seems every blog I read for specific content also wants to talk to about blogging. Maybe I am just another one of those… Blog challenges have helped me write when I was out of ideas, focused me back on… Continue Reading →

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