A 1:1 Journey — In The Beginning

In the beginning there were 33 Chromebooks. And it was good. I started this school year unsure about the state of the technology in room 17. Over the years I’ve used Donors Choose and grants to slowly grow my classroom 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

Professional Development: The Next Generation pt 1

“Professional Development” has a negative connotation for many teachers. In other professions, professionals are hungry for training on the latest techniques, mindset and tactical approaches. NASCAR Pit Crews get training. If they fail to get a tire changed in seconds, 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

A Novel Idea For Student Writing

Jessie was an angry 8th grader, a fiery girl who had far better things to do than listen to a teacher and do homework. And when I told her class that they would spend the first semester writing their own Continue Reading