Makerspace: What’s your purpose?

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?

Makerspace: Podcast Interview

Coffee for the Brain | Featured Podcast 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 … Continue reading Makerspace: Podcast Interview

Instructional Design: My Journey

From Teacher to Tech (EdTech): Episode 3–Instructional Design a Title of the Past? As a near graduate in the field of instructional design, I am already feeling a bit like my new degree (and new debt) may be a thing of the past. I have been busting my tail for the past 18 months to … Continue reading Instructional Design: My Journey

Makerspace: What is it?

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?

Instructional Design: Prepare for the Application

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 Instructional Design: Prepare for the Application

Edtech: Top 10 in EdTech

Top 10 EdTech recommendations: Why and how to integrate them this year (2018-2019) 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 … Continue reading Edtech: Top 10 in EdTech

Edtech: Associations

A personal narrative as I journey from teaching into Instructional Design There has been nothing more rewarding than working with the young people of the future and watching them grow and progress through complex curriculum over nine months for the last decade. However, I have begun to feel a calling towards something new. I have … Continue reading Edtech: Associations

Personal Narrative: 5 risks that #changedeverything

Now, I'm not talking about leaving your comfort zones by sky diving or extreme rock climbing (unless that's your thing), but rather putting myself out there for the world to critique. I just reread my very first blog post and a little tear formed in my eye as I reflected on my ambitious goals and … Continue reading Personal Narrative: 5 risks that #changedeverything

Personal Narrative: Introducing Myself

Written on: 9/1/16 Well, hello world! This is my first post, on my first blog and not surprisingly it's technology related! (Anyone who knows anything about me is not surprised what-so-ever.) I am a teacher trying to change the world one student at a time in Florida and have been privileged to work with amazing … Continue reading Personal Narrative: Introducing Myself