The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences

"The Power and Promise of Immersive Learning Experiences"

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Getting Started with Social Media in the Classroom

Digital Learning Magazine  recently reached out and asked me to write an article specifically designed for teachers who do not use or are not aware of the power that social media can have in the classroom.  As I wrote it was amazing to think that I first started using Twitter almost a decade ago.  It's  … Continue reading Getting Started with Social Media in the Classroom

EduTechGuys Podcast

Its been a very busy month with the ICE conference and travel across the country. In the last 8 weeks I racked up about 20,000 miles of travel, worked with about 15 schools and have the great honor to be a guest on the EduTechGuys Podcast. I really enjoyed meeting Dave and Jeff and I … Continue reading EduTechGuys Podcast

Podcasting in the Classroom

I recently had the chance to sit down with Matt Weld to record an episode of his podcast "Teachers Classroom."   We discussed the rise of podcasts and the potential benefits of podcasting in the classroom.  Thanks for having me Matt.  

Google Trainer Video 2018

I recently complete my updated Google Certified Trainer application for 2018.  As part of the process you are required to submit a video that shares a bit of your personal philosophy and how you use a particular Google tool. The philosophy part is easy.  I believe technology gives a voice to the voiceless and a … Continue reading Google Trainer Video 2018

“So We’ve Been Thinking…” Live from the ETT Innovation Summit

Greg Kulowiec and I recorded a live episode of the "So We've Been Thinking..." Podcast where we discussed our purpose, process and history.  Presenting live was something we discussed before we recorded our first episode, so the session was a proud accomplishment on many levels.  

Constructing Narratives in The History Classroom

While the goals of the history classroom have remained for the most part consistent over time, what has changed dramatically in recent years is our ability to access an abundance of resources and tools that can make the process of learning and the expression of that learning come alive for the students in our classrooms.

What is the Future of Civic Education in America

These ideas are in line with our societal belief in the worth and value of the individual. Yet at the same time individualized learning and Personalized Learning programs certainly raise the question of how we will create shared community values in these personalized programs.

The So We’ve Been Thinking Podcast

I have been working on a project reviewing past writing and in doing so realized that I have not yet written here about the “So We’ve Been Thinking…” Podcast. For the last two months Greg Kulowiec and I have been building a podcast. The ultimate aim of this passion project is to explore discussions around … Continue reading The So We’ve Been Thinking Podcast

The Smart Phone Generation is About to Graduate

Have you ever wondered if the work you do in the classroom has truly prepared your students for the world? I do. A lot. Especially as the pace of change in our world becomes faster and faster. Sometimes keeping up with that change can be hard, but it is important so that education is preparing … Continue reading The Smart Phone Generation is About to Graduate