Are You in?!

Connected educators are comfortable collaborating in person in team or subject groups; they are equally as good at connecting online. Whether it be Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, or Facebook, teachers are connecting via social media every day. Reaching out to fellow educators is just part of normal professional development and classroom connections.   It’s time to join […]

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New to developing a PLN? Decisions, Decisions…

After you read the first half of Sheninger’s book, no doubt you’ll realize that being connected is essential for educators today. Part of your growth as an educator will require that you set aside time to develop your PLN; Lucky for you, there are multiple options available. Some of my best ideas and connections came from people […]


Searching for Apps. Why?!

Even though you might not have your very own iPad, it is still really important to research potential apps down the road. There are hundreds of thousands of apps in iTunes; I’m guessing you’ll find a few for your classroom. Searching for apps can actually be really overwhelming. My tip is simple. Google something like […]

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It’s More than Just a Pot 1

At first glance you might say this is a pot not even fit for a garage sale. It is missing its handle, it’s full of scrapes and dents, and it’s not even flat on the bottom. Clearly it’s seen better days. There’s more to this story though. This pot is not just any pot. My […]


The Maker Movement….WOW. [DRAFT POST]

The Maker Movement blows my mind. ‘Nuff said. Check out this Edutopia video for a vision of what the Maker Movement can do for kids…or is it what kids can do for the Maker Movement?     Whoa. Right? I can’t even wrap my mind around what this movement can do. Here’s the deal though […]


Looking Back…Ed Media Apps

Google forms Learning Theory Constructivism The Growth Mindset SAMR PLN Development Blogging PBIS Videoography Web 2.0 Being a Connected Educator Chrome Apps & Extensions Inforgraphics Google Apps Claymation iPad Apps Makey Makey Kits Voicethread Thinglink Google Cardboard Smartboards     Tweet This Post


Social Media, Perception, and Becoming a Teacher

As much as I love seeing students connect with other teachers via social media, I’m always a little hesitant because I know I’m going to see questionable use. It’s tough. I’d like to believe that teachers get a life outside of school, but our profession is held to a different standard. That life outside of […]


Participate in the #MWGS Conference From Afar!

The Midwest Google Summit is the premier event for Google workshops. This year the conference sold out in five hours! Many people that wanted to attend, could not. Despite that bad news, teachers all over the globe will still be able to participate thanks to Twitter and Google+. On Monday and/or Tuesday, visit twitter and […]


SAMR and Voicethread

The SAMR model provides teachers a useful tool to guide technology integration in the classroom. The tool Voicethread can easily be applied to the SAMR model. I find this process to be inspiring because as I climb the model, my energy and inspiration brews with transformative ideas. Below you’ll find how I’ve applied the SAMR […]


Voki Test Runs

Last week we resurrected an old, but still great web 2.0 tool called Voki. This tool allows the user to type or record audio and set that audio to an avatar. When finished, the voki can be shared as code for a blog, a link for email or social media, or just saved to individual voki accounts. […]