Hot Lunch Tray

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

the Wrong Question

That feeling of utter confusion could be a sign you have asked the wrong question. People generally give the proper, if not expected, answer to a question. So if you have that uh-oh feeling as you receive answers please consider… Continue Reading →

Top Ten Professional Learning Posts

Last year at this time I made a list of my Top Ten Professional Learning posts, so far. I think it is time to update for the current year as we all start back to school. Let me know if… Continue Reading →


Your PLN is your Professional Learning Network, your PLN is also your Personal Learning Network. The two terms are often used interchangeably. After a professional conversation recently I am now considering never doing that again. The discussion centered around the future of professional… Continue Reading →

#TLAP Passions Examined

Recently I read Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator (affiliate link) by Dave Burgess. The parts of TLAP which stuck for me, which have me thinking about the future… Continue Reading →

The Selfie you MUST take Before Leaving #ISTE2015

Consider the selfie sticks hoisted, capturing images of you at the “Rocky Steps,” with Moby in the Exhibition Hall, in Love Park, with your Twitter friends you are finally meeting In Real Life. What purpose are these selfies achieving? Do… Continue Reading →

Check Your Skills

It is easy when you are a teacher, an expert, surrounded by other experts we defer to each other as writers of the grade level newsletter or calculators of recent fundraiser and feel smart amongst each other. Very smart. And… Continue Reading →

How to Schedule a Conference

If you are lucky enough to attend educational conferences you know they are as much an experience as anything else. The comradery, the openness with which teachers learn from each other is inspiring! So how do you approach such an… Continue Reading →

ORAGNIZATION Hacks: Teacher Efficiency

The good news is that there are more resources than ever with which to teach! The not-so-good news is how are you supposed to keep track of all of this? In an online world how is a teacher supposed to organize… Continue Reading →

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