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TCEA 2015 Whirlwind

About 14 years ago I attended my first TCEA conference. Tech was still confined to computer labs and maybe one or two computers in a classroom if you were lucky. I enjoyed using technology even in the early years of its inception into education. I realized it was “hooking”...
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Big Dreams On Gamification

After watching how well my own children respond to playing games, I’ve been tinkering with the idea of gamification in education. My children are diligent students and enjoy learning, especially things they find interesting. They love comic books and video games. They watch countless videos, read blogs/articles, and even...
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Read this at your own risk, You may want to change when you’re done

As teachers, we’ve been charged with the task of moving kids to higher level thinking by using questioning strategies that “force” (poor wording choice, I’ll think of something else after I publish this I’m sure) students to think about their thinking. I’ll be real honest here and say we...
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Easing Into Summer

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP IS MORE THAN LIVING BY A SET OF RULES I just read an interesting article about continually redefining the concept of Digital Citizenship. She asserts that we initially responded to the concept with a “first responder”, trying to protect our children with rules and guidelines.As the concept...
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