I ♥ Weekly PD is a weekly Google Slide Deck where I share tech tips, instructional strategies, articles and motivational videos. I share this Slide Deck on a weekly basis with our staff – so feel free to steal for your staff, too! Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 8 Date: October 7 – October 11… Read More I ♥ Weekly PD: Volume 1, Issue 8
I’ve been fortunate to work for a district that values deeper levels of learning. For years, I have been challenged to think about the depth of 4 C’s within the lessons that I taught. It challenged me to be more creative and more thoughtful about the lessons I designed for students. It challenged me to… Read More Breaking Down the 4 C’s
This week, I will be sharing social and emotional learning (SEL) activities and strategies in a breakout with our staff. It’s a completely brand new presentation – and a little outside my normal wheelhouse of presentations. However, I have been trying to be intentional in my last few trainings to create and lead on topics… Read More Getting Going with SEL
As I entered this school year, one of my goals was to continue to stay up-to-date on the latest educational strategies, tools, and news. Since I am no longer in the classroom on a daily basis, I want to ensure that I continue to grow as an instructional leader on my site. More importantly, my… Read More Ready to Share Weekly PD!
A year ago, I was introduced to an app called Marco Polo – and I quickly fell in love with it. Marco Polo is “a video communication app that helps you feel close, even when life gets busy.” Need an analogy? Imagine that Voxer and Google Hangouts had a baby. Well, that baby would be… Read More Marco? Polo!
It’s been nearly 3 years since I Heart EDU was born. In those three years, I have written 180 blog posts and reached hundreds of thousands of educators. While I have been able to share so much with my readers, I’ve also learned from them and spent time reflecting on who I am as an… Read More Blogging Buddies
As I attended CUE a couple of weeks ago, I was surprised to see how many teachers did not know about an amazing tool that exists within Google Classroom: the Comment Bank! The Comment Bank in Google Classroom is an easy way to provide students with personalized feedback AND switch quickly between student assignments. Bonus:… Read More Custom Feedback with Classroom’s Comment Bank
This week, I have had the opportunity to attend the annual CUE conference in Palm Springs. Attending with me, I have several friends, coworkers, and other educators from my district. It’s always a great event to learn, collaborate and catch up with other edu-friends from across the state. As I went into this conference, I… Read More Collaborating at Conferences
It has been far too long since I have shared updates on my Google Innovator Project, BoostEDU. BoostEDU is a program that supports teachers in transforming their traditional lessons into 21st-century lessons through an inquiry-based self-assessment and guided lesson design process. Currently, the program hosts a SAMR self-assessment, as well as a guided lesson design… Read More BoostEDU: 4 C’s Self Assessment Launching May 6!
A few of you know the crazy and wild journey that I have been on over the last year. It’s an interesting story but that is a story for another day. 🙂 Currently, my journey has led me to teach Math in high school – ironically, the high school in which all of my former middle… Read More Immediate Feedback with Conditional Formatting