You’re in Charge of What Happens in Your Classroom (or at home) This Fall

After finishing the 2019-20 school year in a really strange (but eventually feeling normal) way, the challenges of the 20-21 school year will probably make […]

Is Google Killing Teacher Innovation?

I’ve come to a realization recently that is a bit alarming to me. I think Google may be killing teacher innovation. I don’t think it […]

Why Do We Insist on Assigning Homework?

We have all heard and seen the research that homework is NOT an effective learning tool until possibly high school and even then it is suspect. […]

Addressing Student Motivation

I know I am late to this party, but I have finally read “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink. I’m […]

How Do You Help the Introvert in Your Classroom?

I don’t like to dance. I don’t enjoy the effort or the way I feel completely awkward and uncomfortable. Inevitably, whenever I attend a wedding, […]

What School Choice Should Mean

I’ve watched the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos interview from March 11, 2018 on “60 Minutes.” There is a lot of material and topics in that […]

Technology Should Work for Curriculum

Technology should work for curriculum, not the other way around. You already get the gist of this post. I’m sure you’ve read about or talked […]

If You Don’t Know, Google It

Before reading this, I want you to understand that I am fully aware of the irony in this post. I am not writing about students […]

It’s Time to Kill Technology Class

It’s 2017. Most junior high and high schools now have a technology class of some sort. Elementary schools have lab time built into their schedules. […]

This is Where EdTech Companies Miss the Mark

Districts spend billions of dollars annually on edtech for their schools. As more and more places go 1:1, that number will continue to rise. Because […]

But Doesn’t That Make it Easier to Cheat?

I want all of the students in all of the classes to have access to devices. I will always suggest Chromebooks, or iPads, or BYOD. […]

The Culture of “Yes, and…”

As teachers get better and better at the basics of using technology, I find that I am often in a position to help them come […]

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