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. … Continue reading 2017 Reflections (updated)
It's been a while since my last blog post because I have begun some new Techy Trails which I would love to share with you. Techy Trails 1: New school, new grade level, new role For the 2017-2018, school year I began teaching at a local elementary school who asked me to come to innovate … Continue reading The Tale of two Techy Trails (and the power of YET)
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 … Continue reading 21 CLD Teachers = 21 CLD students: Based on ITL Research evidence
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 … Continue reading The power of “JUST”
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 5 risks that #changedeverything!
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? … Continue reading Classroom Hack: Microsoft OneNote and OneNote ClassNotebook
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 … Continue reading Microsoft Innovator Trainer goals
Wow is the thought that I had as I entered the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL to attend the Future of Education Technology Convention 2017. With over 400 exhibits in the EXPO Hall, my senses were on overload and my mind couldn't decide where to start! I shared in my excitement as I … Continue reading #FETC2017
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 … Continue reading How to use Twitter professionally
Yup... that's me! I can't believe I have been honored with being voted into the Teacher of the Year club! Woohooo!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Signing out, One proud teacher!!