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
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
In the last few months, I have led several sessions (in and outside of my district) on the benefits of using Twitter for professional development. (Here is a link to my session.) Usually, there are two types of educators in this session: 1.) Educators who have a Twitter account but rarely use it; and 2.)… Read More TweetDeck: Maximize Your Twitter Experience
Nearly four years ago, I created my first blog about education. I had the great intention of writing regularly and sharing about my classroom. Then, life happened – new marriage, new house, new job, graduate school, etc. It was simply one of those crazy times of life and my brain was not in the right… Read More Why Blogging Is Essential for Educators
It’s summer, summer, summertime! I hope that all of you have been enjoying your summer vacation. Mine feels like it just started and that the ending is right around the corner. Whenever summer vacation comes around, I know that I have to find ways to stay current and prepare for the upcoming school year. Below,… Read More 5 Ways to Prep for the Next School Year
Our First EdTech Bootcamp As the Team Technology Leaders (TTL) at our site, myself and my co-TTL provide professional development to support teachers in using technology in their classroom. Over the last couple of years, we have had the opportunity to lead trainings within staff meetings, send weekly Ed-Tech tips, and support teachers through our “technology… Read More Creating a Site-Based EdTech Bootcamp
An Experience of a Lifetime Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Google Innovator Academy in London. I can say, without a doubt, that this was one of the most amazing and impactful learning experiences of my professional and personal life. Every minute was filled with learning experiences to develop our innovation projects.… Read More Adventures in Innovation: Five Takeaways from the Google Innovator Academy
Last weekend, I presented at the SGV Summit and one of my presentations was on “Four Easy Steps for Flipping Your Classroom”. The attendees were amazing and I was so excited to receive such positive feedback on this session. Since there is so much information to cover in this session, I promised the attendees that… Read More Four Easy Steps for Flipping the Classroom