Hot Lunch Tray

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

A Lesson in every Platform, A Grade in every Place

This is no longer the days of create-everything-from-scratch with some scissors, tape, and a copy machine. Multiple websites promise to be your educational platform and grading program of choice. There are seemingly limitless resources out there for educators to access… seemingly.. endless…. Continue Reading →

Professional Learning and Conferences #edublogsclub

This post is prompt 25 of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and edtech enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week. All conferences can be Professional Learning, but not all Professional Learning happens at conferences. I want… Continue Reading →

3 Ways Technology is Reshaping the Classroom

More than an acceleration of the pace of education, more than the expansion of content to teach, your classroom is being reshaped in new ways. Technology is reshaping what your classroom is right now. Veteran teachers can tell you classrooms are… Continue Reading →

17 to Follow on Twitter for #ISTE2017 #ISTE17

As you ramp up to the annual pinnacle in your professional learning with me at ISTE make sure you are following these folks into the #ISTE2017 #ISTE17 Conference in San Antonio, TX. Check out the 17 to follow heading into… Continue Reading →

How #EdTech Impacts Your Calendar

With the proliferation of #edtech products comes an unexpected squeeze, not on your wallet as much as on your schedule. You may want to consider the full cost of #edtech to your school or district at purchase or renewal. That… Continue Reading →

The Meeting that Never Happens…

…is often the gift of time to teachers…makes an attractive email – read now, reread later…allows more family time and reduces stress…does not makes your teachers resent professional meetings…does not require anyone to bring snacks..teachers can grade openly instead of… Continue Reading →

Blogging Buddies with #ETCoaches

I want to share this awesome resource for potential bloggers! My ISTE PLN, EdTech Coaches #ETCoaches is kicking off “Blogging Buddies.”   Instead of an event, such as a blogging challenge, this attempts to pre-connect bloggers in groups. Where a challenge might… Continue Reading →

5 Minutes Away from Disaster

Every teacher is five minutes away from disaster. All day long. However, good teachers fill those minutes with decisions which constantly reroute students and events away from disaster. No wonder teachers are so exhausted! Every teacher is 5 minutes away from… Continue Reading →

Something that wasn’t there before…an EdCamp

I hosted my first EdCamp last Saturday with some colleagues. It was outside my safety net of a district professional learning day. It was smaller. It was less structured. And it was incredible. By the end I was proud that… Continue Reading →

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