Help students become better decision makers: PBL and MEAs Instruction

Many educational pedagogies involve students making a decision. Isn't one of our goals as educators to better prepare students for a chance to obtain a 21st century STEM career? "Problem-based learning (PBL) an instructional method of hands-on, active learning centered on the investigation and resolution of messy, real-world problems." (Learning-theories.com) For more information: https://www.learning-theories.com/problem-based-learning-pbl.html "Model-eliciting [...]

Classroom Hack: Microsoft OneNote and OneNote ClassNotebook

Classroom Hack: Microsoft OneNote and OneNote ClassNotebook

First, let me begin by urging readers to get access to the free Office 365 tools just for being an educator. You will not regret it!  Click here to register for your free account!  OneNote: Teacher Uses  One of the amazing tools that you will have access to is OneNote. "What is it" you wonder? [...]

Microsoft Innovator Trainer goals

Microsoft Innovator Trainer goals

It was such a relaxing weekend of laying on the couch completing learning paths toward becoming a Microsoft Innovator Trainer!  After completing the Teacher and Trainer learning path and training 100 people about the limitless Microsoft tools, you will then become a Microsoft Trainer.  I have yet to train 100 people, but have made it [...]

How to use Twitter professionally 

How to use Twitter professionally 

Written on: 1/10/17 Happy New Year!!  Today I had the opportunity to "share my story" with an awesome group of educators involved in one of our counties technology initiatives, Project Innovate. #hcps1tp1 #innov8 Our topic was how to use Twitter in the professional education world. I was honored to speak on this because I wouldn't [...]

Microsoft CCGA 

Written on: 10/17/16 Have you heard of CCGA?  The Creative Coding through Games and Apps program developed by Microsoft is an amazing opportunity for students to use the Touch Develop software to work their way through 6, 9, 12, or 18 weeks of curriculum.  "The Creative Coding Through Games And Apps (CCGA) curriculum provides everything [...]