Living my best “UNTETHERED” life with ScreenBeam

Living my best “UNTETHERED” life with ScreenBeam

It's that time of year again where teachers become interior designers, and structural and electrical engineers as we attempt to move furniture, create the makerspace I learned about this summer, remove some desks to allow flexible seating, and then... there is the basket of cords! (insert suspenseful sound byte here) As I begin planning out [...]

Top 10 EdTech recommendations: Why and how to integrate them this year (2018-2019)

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 of the learning specialist explaining the critical information, it was a lack of [...]

What can I do to help you?

What can I do to help you?

  Twitter poll results are in! You have spoken and now I get to work. Edtech Evangelist, Education Consultant, Classroom Teacher I love the field of education and the opportunity that educators have to influence the future. My goal is to empower educators by working with various Edtech companies, teacher leaders, and movers & shakers [...]

From Teacher to Tech (Edtech): Episode 1

From Teacher to Tech (Edtech): Episode 1

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 always had a passion for technology use in the classroom and [...]

2017 Reflections (updated)

To my network, I express the deepest gratitude. Thank you for DMs of confirmation and Voxers full of collaboration. Thank you for the conference laughs and EdCamp experiences! To my friends and family who listened to me process, debate, toil and analyze- thank you for the hours upon hours of support you have given me. [...]

21 CLD Teachers = 21 CLD students: Based on ITL Research evidence

There have been many pedagogical shifts happening within the past five years in order to focus on preparing students for jobs that don't currently exist. The focus on STEM careers has been a particularly large emphasis within the educational world. So as an educator we know the students need to be able to speak with [...]

The power of “JUST” 

The word "just" could be defined as: guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness actual, real, or genuine. exactly or precisely. However, when put with defining statements such as, "I'm just a..." or "I can just do...", you have now changed the meaning to a limitation. My perspective of myself, as "just a teacher" has [...]