PD

Breaking Down the 4 C’s

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

PD, SEL

Getting Going with SEL

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

PD, Technology

Marco? Polo!

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!

Leadership, PD, Personal

Blogging Buddies

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

HyperDocs

HyperDocs Template

HyperDocs have become one of my favorite tools for creating lessons that promote the 4 C’s. If you are unfamiliar with HyperDocs, I highly encourage you to visit the HyperDoc website for their AMAZING resources. In a nutshell, HyperDocs are “a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction and is the… Read More HyperDocs Template

Personal

Why Do I Blog?

While attending ISTE this week, my new EdTech-y friend, Eduardo Rivera, asked me why I write this blog for educators. As I shared my answers with him, I realized that this might be an important blog post to share. Often times, I think people wonder about the “why” of what you do. What are the… Read More Why Do I Blog?