The Tech Savvy Educator

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Video Story Problem – What’s Wrong With This Word Problem?

My son had a math worksheet last week that included a hilarious word problem about a horse. Alright, I’ll qualify hilarious with the fact that […]

Finding the Speed of Light with Peeps

Shout out to Mary Wever for digging this gem out from the NPR Skunk Bear archives! For those that aren’t familiar with the series, Skunk […]

Double Stuffed Oreos & the Role of Digital Media in Classrooms

I’ve been creating Video Story Problems for several years now….more than half a decade! The fervor behind the movement to make math more accessible via […]

How to Choose Sessions at #macul18

Every year I have the privilege of helping several teachers from my school district prepare for the annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning […]

“Resetting” Yourself

In the age of continuous improvement (yes, I do believe we can implement processes to continually refine educational practice), the biggest danger is losing a […]

Tech Director Chat #42 – The New Guy

This last Fall our school’s Director of Information Technology, Pete Poggione, moved on to other challenges with a new gig at Western Michigan University. To […]

Video Story Problem – Hours & Hours of Snowblowing!

It’s 2018, there’s a ridiculous amount of snow swirling around the United States, and I haven’t blogged in a couple of months….that must mean it’s […]

This section of the tutorial…

I’m finishing up my compliance modules for the year. Yes, I’m delinquent on getting them done. But in my defense I’m one of those odd […]

When is Technology for Efficiencies’ Sake Too Much

Warning: The contents of this post are meant as a therapeutic attempt to gather a number of disparate thoughts I’ve been having about the anxiety-inducing […]

Creating Curiosities in Mathematics

Something that’s always fascinated me about Dan Meyer’s approach to creating curious mathematical learners is the carefully scaffolded approach he puts into his “any questions” […]

How to GIF for Newbs

This week presents a culmination of many realities for me this school year: I’m taking lead on my school district’s improvement plan for the first […]

Tech Director Chat #41 – Making Technology Work…..Kind Of

Does technology work in the classroom? Sure, f it turns on, runs reliably, but does it actually shift instruction? Does technology fundamentally change the process […]

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