Last year, I read a couple of books that inspired me to begin 20Time Projects in my classroom. First, I read 20Time by Kevin Brookhouser then Dive Into Inquiry by Trevor Mackenzie. I read these books towards the end of the last school year and did not have enough time truly implement a 20Time Project… Read More Getting Going with 20Time Projects
Over last month, our Spartan Tech Squad students have been going through a “Web Literacy” course on Mouse Create. The focus of this course is teaching students to “think critically, participate safely, and demonstrate good citizenship online.” It’s a great series of lessons for students because digital citizenship is so important as our schools are… Read More Creative Commons HyperDoc
BoostEDU is coming soon! It’s hard to believe that my last post on BoostEDU, my Google Innovator project, was nearly 3 months ago. It’s not that I haven’t been working on it. In fact, I have actually been working on this project on a (nearly) daily basis since my last post. I’m excited about where… Read More Adventures in Innovation: BoostEDU is Coming Soon!
One year ago, I attended the High Desert EdTechTeam Summit which was hosted by my district, Hesperia Unified School District. It was during this summit that I was inspired to create a professional learning network through social media. As I’ve mentioned before, this summit changed my life – both professionally and personally. Today, I am… Read More A Year on Twitter and…Some Thank You’s
At the beginning of this school year, I introduced my new students to BreakoutEDU and they loved it! The first BreakoutEDU Digital that they completed was the “Catch the Bus” breakout that is available on the BreakoutEDU website. So, I decided it was time to create a new BreakoutEDU Digital for my students to review… Read More The Locked Boxes: A Math BreakoutEDU Digital
This post is cross-posted on Mari, Meagan, & Aubrey’s blogs. Mari is a middle school Science & AVID teacher and Blended Learning Specialist in San Diego, CA. Meagan is a middle school Math, AVID, & Technology teacher and the Team Technology Leader in Hesperia, CA. Aubrey has been a music teacher & Summer Learning principal,… Read More Work, Work, Work…What about Life?
Throughout my eleven years in the classroom, I have never been only a math teacher. I have been a classroom aid, substitute teacher, and proctor. I have taught science, AVID, and Latin. (Yes, I really did teach Latin.) I have had a lot of adventures in education and this year I have the opportunity to… Read More Spartan Tech Squad
Over the years, my students have participated in a variety of activities and projects on converting between fractions, decimals, and percent. They have conducted surveys, designed pictures on graph papers, and designed and built Post-It Murals. It is one of my favorite units to design because the possibilities are endless! This year, I wanted to… Read More 8-BIT Project: A Fraction, Decimal, & Percent HyperDoc
Although educational technology is becoming increasingly common within our school sites and district, there are many classroom teachers that remain cautious about implementing technology into their classroom. In a sense, it is completely understandable. Technology is changing at a rapid rate and it can be difficult to keep up at times. In addition to this,… Read More New to EdTech? Ask These Questions!
It’s hard to believe that I am writing a blog post on techy ideas to start the school year strong. Didn’t I just write a blog post on finishing the race strong?! Nevertheless, the new school year is quickly approaching – like, in less than 48 hours. Over the summer, I spent a lot of… Read More 5 Techy Ideas to Start the Year Strong