I won the San Gabriel Valley CUE (Computer Using Educators) Outstanding Teacher Award. Hazzah! I’m not sure CUE realizes, however, that my enthusiasm for Ed Tech outweighs my knowledge. My daily calls with questions to the computer teacher can attest
How can you take control of your teaching, both literally and internally? Read my Top 10 list that advises a teacher on how to get what you need in this demanding job of ours, how to survive it, and how to love it.
OK, you know when you get a new puppy and you love it and you couldn’t live without it and then you find out it has hip dysplasia? That’s a little of what my relationship is like with my
I’m not sure what one can say about this latest story. AP reports that a number of students at a St Louis middle school are facing suspension for a spirit day gone awry. But how “Hug a Friend Day” de-evolved
Well, I’m off to San Jose to present at the ILC. I’ll be presenting my session, “Podcasting with 50 Middle Schoolers – RU Crazy?!” It isn’t just about podcasting. It’s also about the evolution of a tech-tentative Language Arts teacher
Every year, I do this activity when teaching Narrative Plot. I’ve used it from 3rd grade to 12th grade. I learned a version of it first in 1993 at a UCLA Extension class on “Teaching Reading to Secondary Students” and
I learned a version of this activity from Erick Gordon this summer at the UCI institute. Basically, it’s a get-to-know activity where the students get to learn a little about me and then learn a little about each other. It
So, I had my online training. I met the Whiteboard sales guy in my classroom to discuss where the board is to be mounted. I talked with my principal to develop an interactive whiteboard presentation during our first staff development
I just saw Doug Fisher's presentation on ELL students in the Language Arts classroom. I got me reflective on tech's role in collaboration in the classroom.
What's a word for both grateful and frustrated?
NCLB might be losing the highest students, but it is also causing the loss of the middle-of-the-line student's electives.
As I commented on Dangerously Irrelevant's blog, we need to respect those who do not share our tech enthusiasm, yet keep the battle waged.
Is the Internet as we know it really coming to an end in 2012? Well, not if Google and the porn industry have anything to say about it.
I know the use of new teachers in harder-to-teach classrooms is frowned upon, but maybe they have some pros in the face of so many cons: energy, passion, and flexibility.
Here you will find more information about me and my upcoming conference sessions at the CCHE and FETC/CUE conferences