Making Maker Teachers

It’s not that teaching kids is easy. It’s not. Obviously. But teaching adults is a whole different kind of tricky. Beyond that, it’s different running sessions at conferences in front of people who, in theory, choose to come into your Continue Reading

Trapping Our Learning…Humanely

“You will design, build, test, revise, and complete a mostly-working prototype of a trap that will humanely catch a tree kangaroo. Ready…go.” I love giving directions that are clear, to the point, and deceptively simple. My fifth grade class had Continue Reading

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

I’m going to go into some detail about the process my class used to animate our Google Slides, but I got all my information from Sam Patterson’s blog here. Follow Sam, he’s good people (plural, if you count the puppets). Truthfully, there’s a Continue Reading

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE

Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. Here’s a breakdown of Iron Chef. Like the game show: Time is of the essence; presentation and flavor Continue Reading

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

When I was about 14 years old, in the late 1970s, my parents opened a small ski shop. As part of the process, they allowed me to become a “certified technician” for the ski bindings. It was a real thing Continue Reading