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Ahmed Makes the Loudest Clock

Fourteen years and four days after the attacks of September 11th, a child was arrested and handcuffed in an American high school for bringing a homemade clock to show his teachers. This blog is about edtech, and this is an edtech issue...

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Getting in on the Green Screen Scene

My fourth grade students have met George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert E. Lee. They have traveled from the forest to the desert to the beach in a matter of seconds. How is this possible? Through the magic of green screens. What are...

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I Swear I’m Not Playing With My Phone

I spend a lot of time looking at my phone and tablet. Probably too much time. Some of the time I spend looking at screens happens during meetings. This rarely goes over well. I can feel the looks. The judgement. Thoughts so loud they’re...

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#CUErockstar Chat Opening Night

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we’re so glad you could attend. Come inside, come inside.” -Emerson, Lake, & Palmer CUE Rock Star Teacher Camp is taking the show on the road by instituting a brand new #CUERockstar...

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Simple Steps For Starting School With Tech

Eager new faces file into the classroom with the start of the new school year, many because of their desire to use technology in their classes. As a I have moved from having a few devices in my room to being 1:1, I make sure to start the year...

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The Other Side of Digital Nativeness

I had a ton of interesting conversations at ISTE about the uniqueness of today’s students. As the first generation raised in the digital age, they say students are interacting with technology in ways that most teachers do not understand or...

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Engaging Kids with a Digital Video Quilt

For too long video production has been trapped in exclusive media clubs, when it offers perhaps the greatest opportunity to enrapture students across learning styles, curriculum and age levels. In this video entry I discuss the concept of the...

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Digital Temporary Tattoo

As the world changes and each individual’s digital footprint gets bigger and deeper, society is going to have to change and adapt. No longer will the foolishness of youth be washed away by the waves of time. Now every thought that you’ve ever...

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Digital Innovation in Learning Nominations...

The Digital Innovation in Learning Awards (DILAs) are back for their second year and are looking for educators, administrators, and edtech organizations who are doing work that should be recognized and rewarded. Are they sharing their best...

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The Connected Educator’s New Clothes

For over a year I have been excited about being a connected educator. I frequently lose myself in conversations, blog posts, and chats that speak to my diverse interests. As someone who enjoys consuming information and having intellectual...