11 Tips for Engaging Parents

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull One of the best survival lessons I learned as a teacher was to engage parents. This past week at the ISTE conference, I shared my tips and resources for engaging parents. Take […]

ISTE Highlights: Supporting New Teachers

On Tuesday, June 28th, I took part in the New and Pre-service Teacher Support event organized by Lisa Dabbs (@teachwithsoul) and sponsored by Amazon Inspire. Presentations were given by  @teachwithsoul, @ShellTerrell,  @TanyaAvrith, and @KleinErin about parent engagement, social media in schools, classroom design, Twitter for new teachers, and web tools for new teachers. A special thanks to Heidi Carr (@carr_8), […]

Google Theatre & Search Secrets #ISTE2016

Don’t miss the drama at ISTE? If you are looking for some shorter, dynamic presentations, then you may want to attend the Google Theatre at 12noon today (Wednesday) at room 103. Each presenter has 15 minutes to share their top Google tips. Google has saved me so much time and I highly recommend teachers learn the […]

ISTE Highlights: Tips for Effective Blended Learning

This morning, I attended the Blended Learning Panel moderated by Vicki Davis with panelists- Thomas Arnett, Jonathan Bergmann, Mike Gwaltney, Aaron Sams, and Stephanie Sandifer. I found the panel extremely informational for anyone integrating technology and also flipped learning. Vicki Davis organized the panel to answer each topic quickly as short mini presentations which made […]

ISTE Highlights: Keynote Smackdown #ISTE2016

I was honored to take part in the ISTE Keynote Smackdown along with Kasey Bell, Alec Couros, Hall Davidson, Sherri Spelic, Carl Hooker, James Kapptie, and Juanita Hines at the ISTE convention in Denver, Colorado. Each of the 8 presenters were chosen from hundreds of educators worldwide to do a 4 minute keynote to an audience of 100 plus. […]

Get Learners Moving With Mobile Devices

“Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” – John Holt Unlike many other technologies, mobile devices can support physical health along with learning. With a mobile device students can create, problem solve, critical think, and engage with the world around them. With the right activities, teachers […]

Pair Activities with Mobile Devices

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford Our learners love their mobile devices. However, many of our learners rarely use their mobile devices to communicate with others face-to-face or develop relationships with their peers. We can guide our learners to communicate and collaborate effectively with […]