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

Printing the Future- 3D Printers in Education

I am a classroom teacher in a rural New Zealand school. We have 200 students and are a 1:1 iPad School with students from 5 to 12 years old. In 2013 I attended a conference session on 3D Printing and Continue Reading

The Mask of Ed Tech

A little more than a year ago I got a call on my walkie to come to the front office. Despite my ten years in teaching I still have a Pavlovian response to being called to the principal’s office. That Continue Reading

Lesson Design: Never a Solitary Adventure

As a brand-new teacher, I spent a lot of time abiding by unwritten rules. It was not that anyone had informed me to follow these. After all, they were unwritten, and yet so much of my time was spent deciphering Continue Reading