So, if you have been following my digital journey of planning and implementing a school-wide makerspace, then we have already established what a makerspace is, and how engineering design challenges can play an integral role in aligning activities with the standards being taught in the classrooms. It's now time to being envisioning the purpose of … Continue reading Makerspace: What’s your purpose?
I am very excited to share that I was recently invited for one of my very first podcasts ever and so honored it was with the amazing Aaron Maurer (@coffeechugbooks). His podcast, Coffee for the Brain, is slap full of awesome tips, tricks, and loads of inspiration to help support your Maker journey! Check out … Continue reading Makerspace: Coffee for the Brain | Featured Podcast
There has been a trend that employers have shared about new hires; their new recruits have difficulties critically thinking, problem solving, and collaborating. Yikes! As an educator, I have noticed similarities in my students. In a world of instant gratification of Amazon same-day shipping, Alexa informing about movie times, and technology so accessible we panic … Continue reading Makerspace: What is it?
It's been about 11 months since the first installment of Teacher to Tech and the saga continues. As I have not been introduced to many educators who have taken this leap, I find myself compelled to share my journey with you. Perhaps it will guide, or positively influence someone else in knowing that this mission … Continue reading From Teacher to Tech (EdTech): Episode 2
I have been attending many summer learning opportunities and I love that many include some wonderful tools, but sometimes I am left feeling concerns such as, "Why would I integrate this into my curriculum and classroom structure?" It's not for a lack of the learning specialist explaining the critical information, it was a lack of … Continue reading Top 10 EdTech recommendations: Why and how to integrate them this year (2018-2019)