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It’s the beginning of a new school year, and I’m loving all the great energy and inspiration that is coming from my district’s new hires. I went to the new teacher orientation meeting to help Tina, our amazing New Teacher Mentor/Liaison for the district. She had me lead a short session on educational technology information […]

#makeschooldifferent Challenge

#makeschooldifferent Challenge

My dear friend, a GTAMTV and MERIT13 colleague, Diana Neebe brought up the #makeschooldifferent challenge today. Her post can be seen here: http://www.diananeebe.com/research–reading-blog/makeschooldifferent Her blog also links to more amazing educators’ responses at the end of her post. Diana stated several things with which I completely and wholeheartedly agree, and you should go read her […]

Students as Educational Technology Leaders

Students as Educational Technology Leaders

“The ones who are doing all the work are doing all the learning.” – Alice Keeler, educational technology expert It has long been my teaching philosophy that students learn deeply and are motivated and engaged when they are excited and owning their learning experiences. To take ownership of their learning, students must be given choices, […]

My Update

My Update

I’ve been busy, but I’m not complaining! Truthfully, I’m always busy, but this winter has been especially busy.  In January, I did that amazing Midsession with my students at GAFEsummit, and we were invited back in February to the Roseville, California summit.  It was just as amazing as the first time my students presented, and […]

Midsession:  GAFE Summit at Napa Valley

Midsession: GAFE Summit at Napa Valley

Every January, the week after Christmas break at our school is called Midsession Week.  Midsession is a time where teachers provide really cool opportunities and classes for the students.  Ski trips, internships, and other cool offerings are made available for students.  This was my first year at this high school, so I was, at first, […]

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Google posted a blog of my experiences!

Google posted a blog about my experiences with Chrome, Chromebooks, Fusion Labs’ Chrome RDP, and Google Apps for Education. Maybe they’ll do a follow-up story on how I incorporate Chromebooks at the high school level. You can find and read the official blog post here:  http://goo.gl/6LSt6