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The 12 Days of C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶m̶a̶s̶ HotLunchTray

Traditionally the 12 Days of Christmas starts on Christmas and extends roughly through teacher break; however it was celebrated in times of old is fine, but that’s how I observe it now.  My stance is that fewer Geese a Laying… Continue Reading →

Interaction in Virtual Communities

Virtual Communities Virtual Communities include online courses and social media platforms.  Online classes offer a variety of interactions. Some are expected and unexpected; there are also some interactions that do more to build social presence than others.  Online classes have… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Ready to Teach Online?

I’ve been ready to teach online for years. Or so I thought. The more I learn about it, the more I realize I have much more to learn. Maybe you have had similar thoughts and wonderings and would appreciate an… Continue Reading →

I’m Back in School

My blog is not my primary online destination lately.Why so busy? Well, I am a teacher, and teachers love to learn. I am back in school for my last degree, my Ed.D. in Instructional Technology. I want to tell my… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Move Instruction Online

When face-to-face educators try to imagine online education they are immediately challenged. Face-to-face educators major in compliance and attendance. When planning lessons they structure based on the amount of time budgeted to teaching a concept. They fit assessments into semesters,… Continue Reading →

Style Guide

There is a reason you love TeachersPayTeachers. There is a reason you love to create in Canva. There is a reason your friends ask for a copy of that last presentation you created. You appreciate and can create well-designed content…. Continue Reading →

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