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

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“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 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

Building Your Classroom Campfire

Choosing the tools that you use in a classroom is an important part of building the environment you hope to create. Just as teachers arrange desks and invest time in bulletin boards to create physical spaces, tech tools contribute to the digital space of a classroom. My first principal once told me that you can … Continue reading Building Your Classroom Campfire

5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News

  5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News This post was originally published on  Daily Genius you can check it out by following the link above. Whether you call it “fake news”, “misinformation” or the more innocuous “spin,” and whether you see this as an entirely new problem or the … Continue reading 5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News

eSchool News Top 14 Trailblazing Educators on Twitter

I am proud to have been named to the eSchool News Top 14 Trailblazing Educators on Twitter.  In reflecting on my years on Twitter, I can't help but think of all the passionate educators that I have met along the way while sharing our learning. Years of rethinking education have shown me that while there … Continue reading eSchool News Top 14 Trailblazing Educators on Twitter

San Diego Innovation Summit Keynote

While I have not been good about posting to this blog in the last year, I have still stayed very busy traveling and presenting.  Last week I delivered a keynote at the San Diego Innovation Summit titled "Behind the Science of Innovation: 
Bringing About Significant Positive Change."  Co presenting with Beth Holland, our goal was … Continue reading San Diego Innovation Summit Keynote

A Year without One-to-One via EdTechResearcher

This post originally appeared May 3rd, 2015 as a guest post on the EdTechResearcher blog. Many thanks to Justing Reich for the opportunity.   Today's guest post comes from Shawn McCusker, a teacher who moved from a 1:1 laptop environment to a new school with fewer technology resources. An innovator in 1:1 classroom implementation and … Continue reading A Year without One-to-One via EdTechResearcher