Hot Lunch Tray

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

UX is not about You

As more content moves online the User Experience is increasingly important. Public K12 institutions increasingly offer asynchronous content. And the UX is about the end-user, the student or parent at home. UX is not about the teacher, the designer, or the school…. Continue Reading →

Laptop required, and everyone brings a smartphone

If you have ever hosted a professional learning event or training for teachers, you likely called out in the invitation – laptop required – right? And you still have to plan for when someone forgets their required laptop as well. Have… Continue Reading →

Your Steps to Blogging

These are small steps you can take toward authoring your own blog. As in life, you can skip steps, repeat steps, or stay on steps as long as you like. Your 8 Steps to Blogging #edchat Click To Tweet Value… Continue Reading →

Using Technology How?

This is a version of a Type I & Type II Technologies presentation from 2011, presented at a local educational technology conference. So much has changed since then, but the purposes of technology in the classroom are increasingly important and worthy of… Continue Reading →

Different but not Better

Educators are the nicest people you will ever meet. That makes it extra tough, but at some point “trying #edtech” is not enough. By only trying educational technology educators are not investing enough in the power of the technology and are only… Continue Reading →

Curation of Content

Walking in to Steven Anderson’s session on Curating Content the Right Way I felt okay about the curation of my professional learning. That changed by the end of the session. By the end I had identified numerous things to change, more than just my… Continue Reading →

Show Blended Learning in a Lesson Plan

I loved writing out a good lesson plan. And I was always disappointed when an administrator didn’t look in my plan book for the lesson plan. There was some art (and a few arrows) there – and my boss missed it. Teachers… Continue Reading →

Things Students Already Replaced…

…before their teacher, school, or district did…. Before the district considered BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) students were bringing devices to school. Before the school thought to promote collaboration, students were digitally storing, sharing, and providing feedback on each other’s work. Before the teacher allowed… Continue Reading →

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