Should Alexa be in Schools?

As I was writing a post for educators selling materials and/or services online I realized the question of if smart speakers like Alexa should even […]

Should Educators Care about their Alexa Ranking?

Should educators care about the ranking that Alexa, an Amazon company, assigns them? I feel like you already know the answer to this, yes. Yes, you […]

End of School Check List

Teacher End of School Check List:  Give away some of your classroom library books to good homes.  Have students help you move furniture, pretend like […]

The Truth about School

The truth about school is it doesn’t matter. At least, not like you think. Maybe I should refine that; for most of the students you […]

3 Ways to Grade Faster

How many weekend television programs have you “watched” while filling the coffee table, the couch, and -surprise- some of the floor with the papers you […]

Educational Nostalgia

Some times of year are thick with educational nostalgia. Graduations and the start of a school year are traditional times to reflect on your years […]

Using Technology How?

This is a version of a Type I & Type II Technologies presentation from 2011, presented at a local educational technology conference. So much has changed since […]

Different but not Better

Educators are the nicest people you will ever meet. That makes it extra tough, but at some point “trying #edtech” is not enough. By only trying […]

Narrowing your Sphere of Influence

Social media in a political season is … interesting. It seems to reveal that some in our sphere of influence do not think deeply about what is shared and/or […]

Determined to Consume

It was a typical classroom event. The students had gathered to culminate a Reader’s Workshop and invited parents. My son attends a traditional school for […]

Current Tools, Problems, & Successes #ETCoaches Blog Challenge Week 3

Different educators like seeing an educational technology coach for different reasons. Some people want to share new tools and tips with you/you with them, some […]

When your worst year in education ends…

I want all teachers to have long enough careers to see the fruits of their labor. I feel so sad when someone moves out of […]

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