Late Saturday night, I returned home from #FETC (Future of Education Technology) conference after spending 4 days in warm Orlando, Florida. This is Florida’s EdTech Conference and I was so impressed with the number of educators from all around the state. Also impressive was the large number of educators from other states and abroad. This conference… Read More The Power of Connections
As is often the case, my innovative partner in EdTech shared her #OneWord2016 for this year a few weeks ago. The whole concept of OneWord really struck a chord with me. For many years, I’ve made New Year’s’ resolutions (I’m sure you know where this is headed). I would be very excited about it for… Read More #OneWord2016: Formerly Known As New Year’s Resolution.
Last night a lawmaker in West Virginia, Eric Householder had a heated twitter exchange with a teacher (see some screen shots below). The teacher tweeted that we need to #fixPEIA – PEIA is the Public Employees Insurance Agency in West Virginia. All state employees are served by this and like all insurances, this agency is… Read More Lack of Empathy and Understanding
Last fall I heard that #GoogleExpeditions were coming close to my school – so I submitted the application! I was so excited to hear we had been tentatively accepted, dependent on scheduling! After a VERY fast turn around (2.5 days total) I scheduled 2 classroom spaces, 20 classes, 16 teachers and about 600 students into… Read More #GoogleExpeditions
It’s been about three months since I set my goals and intentions for this year, and it’s prime time to reflect on how it’s going. My goals for the year is supporting reflection and working beyond…here’s how thing are going: Working beyond: Margaret and I have both been pretty successful in working beyond our school/group.… Read More Goals: Mid-Year Reflection
Instead of resolutions and wishes for the new year, I’ve adopted this idea of One Word – choosing a word that will impact your life in all aspects and really ground your thinking as you enter the new year. You can read more about the concept of choosing One Word here or on Twitter. My word for… Read More #OneWord2016