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

Learning in a Course Versus Social Media

Differentiating Course and Community Both coursework and interactions in online learning communities, such as social media, are concerned with literacies.  Song “pluralizes the word” literacy to denote the multiple literacies today’s students have to possess to interact and learn successfully… Continue Reading →

Three Emails You Meant to Send

I hold some strong opinions on Email Efficiency for Teachers.  Yes, that is a thing. This article is more about the email that you have not sent, yet. The ones you are ruminating over, trying to phrase just so. I’d… Continue Reading →

Ethical Educators & Social Media

Social media has been around for a long time now.  Maybe it was around, maybe you were on social media before you were a teacher? If so, it might be check-up time to make sure you are using social media… Continue Reading →

I am Serving my Audience or I am Not

The days of compulsory attendance of professional learning have ended. Well, maybe not completely yet, but we should act as if they have. You should be acting as if the days of compulsory attendance of your training has ended. Here… Continue Reading →

Teacher Holiday Gifts

Don’t forget the Teacher’s Holiday Gifts! Teachers really don’t expect anything, but save them from only receiving coffee mugs and fudge with fingerprints on it.  Show them appreciation through simple gifts that show you were thinking of them – before… Continue Reading →

Go Ahead, Become A “Certified Educator”

My workgroup encourages teachers in our district to become certified in educational technology tools that our district purchases.  We encourage certification in Nearpod, NewsELA, ThingLink, FlipGrid, BrainPop.  In fact, we have paid them to be certified in June after school… Continue Reading →

The Real Problem you have with #EdTech

Well, maybe not “you,” but the real problem that someone-you-know has with educational technology… Resilience You are not always able to spring back quickly from a difficult #edtech challenge.  The unplanned can stop you in your tracks and you are… Continue Reading →

Your Syllabus. The #edtech Version.

It’s the time of year we bring kids back to classes. And has been jokingly been referred to as Xbox Detox. However, back to school time is not just about pulling the plug, but instead redirecting thinking.  Some of the… Continue Reading →

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