Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L!

Yesterday, I presented a new keynote for the NJAIS Innovation Symposium, The Keys to Fostering a Culture of Innovation! Students who S.A.I.L. The purpose was to help teachers facilitate and inspire student innovation. As I prepared for my keynote, I had to think about how teachers who perhaps didn’t define themselves as “innovators” might go […]

Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

I’m excited to announce that on July 5th my two new online courses begin, Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Professional Development. One of the many reasons I enjoy working with the team at Edtechnology Specialists is that the company believes in giving back. These […]

Effective Technology Integration: 15+ #EduGoalsMOOC Chat Resources

Today, The Goal-Minded Teacher (#EduGoalsMOOC) free open online course Twitter chat took place about the topic, Effective Technology Integration. We were inspired by two incredible edtech gurus who were our guest experts for the chat, Steve Wheeler (@SteveWheeler) and Larry Ferlazzo (@LarryFerlazzo). We also had many teachers who are edtech gurus in their own right from […]

10 Types of Digital Activities to Engage Teenagers

“The adolescent mind is essentially a mind or moratorium, a psychosocial stage between childhood and adulthood, and between the morality learned by the child, and the ethics to be developed by the adult” (Erikson, 1963, p. 245). I began teaching teenagers in 2004 in Texas. I really enjoy teaching teenagers and supporting them in becoming […]

Get Your Google On! 17 Google Gurus and Hashtags to Follow!

“Learn with great passion. Learn with great enthusiasm.” – Lailah Gifty Akita Google apps have so many features to help your students collaborate, brainstorm, research and create effectively with technology.  Google also makes collecting and assessing digital activities much easier and quicker for teachers. In this blog and in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: […]

Equip Students to be Skilled Searchers!

“Television didn’t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in the classroom.” – John Palfrey One of the most popular ways our students learn is by Googling or YouTubing it! Too many times our students get distracted by the tons […]

Teacher Zen! 10 #BacktoSchool Tips

“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” – Charlie Munger A new school year is here! You are about to meet many new faces. With so many minds to inspire you need to make sure you are prepared. Learning helps our students break generational cycles, lead […]