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!
BACKGROUND Schools are a busy place. Between sporting events, clubs, electives, field trips and regular classroom activities, our campuses are filled with fun, engaging and important events. Often times, it can be very easy for staff members to not know what is going on in their campus. Don’t worry – I’ve got a solution! A… Read More Week at a Glance Template
Two years ago, I shared a set of calendars that I created for my school site to help students say organized. Well, back by popular demand…Here are the 2019/2020 calendars! At one of my previous school sites, our students were given a year-long, physical agenda to track their daily assignments. As a school policy, our… Read More Google Slide Calendars: 2019/2020 Version
After a couple of years of talking about this launch…I am excited to release BoostEDU’s 4 C’s Self-Assessment! In this self-assessment, educators can assess the depth of 4 C’s in their lessons and find strategies, lesson ideas and technology tools to help them “boost” their future lessons. After the self-assessment is complete, educators will receive… Read More The 4 C’s Self-Assessment
A couple of months ago, I wrapped up our Expressions and Equations unit and realized that I had not shared these resources out with my I 🖤 EDU community. So, I thought I would share one of my favorite introduction activities that I created for this unit…a Solving Equations HyperDoc! Every Monday, my students are… Read More Solving Equations HyperDoc
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 months ago, I accepted a position as an Integrated I Math teacher at Oak Hills High School. Integrated I is a semi-new course to our district. It’s also a course that I have never taught which means I have very little resources for it. While this might sound intimidating, it is actually one… Read More Functions & Interval Notation Resources