Jasper or Learning is Hard

Earlier this year, my department adopted a new data-tool. It generates lovely reports that teachers and principals can use to understand numbers and stuff.   It’s also super-complicated and the forum is fairly sparse. My search for support also took me to...

Desmaze

Claire Verti, one of my teachers, sent me this blog post today. David Sladkey is using Desmos to complete a maze with his students. Sweet, right? I immediately tackled it and now present to you my completed Desmos Maze. As you can see, I had some fun...

How do you know all this stuff?

That question was asked by the principal at one of my Elementary schools. Initially, he was hesitant to ask for my help. As the new EdTech Coach for the district (hired this year), he and I were both unsure of my role at his school (or my role at any of my 13...

Google Teacher Academy

or How the Most Exalted Conference in EdTech Was Exactly What I Expected, But Not In The Way That You Think Fifty-two of us from all over the continent converged on Austin for two days of … something. We weren’t sure exactly what to expect; the agenda...

2>1

One of the many benefits of my new position is the exposure to tons of new perspectives. There are 460+ teachers in Bonita USD, and I follow roughly 160 on Twitter from around the world. (The overlap is about seven people. I’m working on that.) Conferences and...

Good Ideas

Here’s what’s happening. Music Cues A teacher, previously averse to new tech tools, installed iTunes and added my collection of Music Cues to it. She’s planning on using a few to start up, then adding more as she gets more comfortable. That exact...