Finding joy in the classroom

Is joy in learning an innovation? Recently, I was charmed and inspired upon seeing a first grade student’s take on setting goals to improve healthy […]

Using Google tools to connect with other schools

Reaching beyond the walls I’m always looking for ways for educators and students at different schools to use technology to connect in far-flung locations. One middle-level […]

Exploring identity and current events with Chatterpix

Students tackle politicians’ identities Students at Peoples Academy Middle Level in Morrisville, Vermont, are exploring the theme of identity in their humanities class. In part, they’re doing […]

Blended learning in the math classroom

Where is the tech in math classrooms? According to recent studies, math teachers, tend to integrate technology into their teaching less frequently than those in other […]

Augmented reality and student identity

Students explore the geography of self(ies) An innovative way for students to explore who they are happens in Lori Lisai’s classroom at Lamoille Union Middle […]

Learning as a social activity

Using Vialogues for social learning Vialogues: visual dialogues. Video dialogues. (Visible violet dogs? Risible eyelet hogs? Dirigible side-slit frogs?) Vialogues are an online tool that […]

P is for Performance Tasks

Using performance tasks as a way to measure student knowledge When working with a group of middle school science teachers recently whose goal was to increase […]

Serious PD fun with Chatterpix

“Candy apps”, or how to have fun and still learn anyway   During a five minute reflection, if a student is given one minute to find a […]

Blended learning and teacher empowerment

Getting educators to a place of power with a powerful method When I think about educational technology, it has never for me been divorced from […]

Student motivation in claims, evidence and audience

What makes an argument worth making? Recently, I was working with a colleague about getting students more jazzed to dive deep into building claims with supporting […]

Digital Display: add Credly badges to Google Sites

100 years of Girl Scouts can’t be wrong Digital badges have potential to serve as both markers of achievement and as a vehicle for those […]

Storing digital badges for portfolios

What are some mechanisms for keeping track of digital credentials? As we work with schools who are piloting digital badge programs on the BadgeOS platform, […]

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