Like most of you, I’m pinching pennies these days. But I’m still an educator, and I still get excited about things I find that might help me teach and make my teaching/learning spaces more exciting. In the past week, I bought four things “on the cheap” that I […]
These days, everyone is talking about “self care”. With the world in a big ol’ state of crazy, the news, the virus, and work days that often go 12 hours or more, we need to keep reminding each other to slow down and just breathe. Often when I finally get done “edtech-ing” for the day, […]
If the Bitmoji Classroom craze has taught us anything, it’s that you can do all sorts of creative things by adding hyperlinks to objects. I’ve seen teachers create really fun “all about me” assignments with room creations, locker decorating, door decorating, and even hydroflask decorating challenges for their students. If you’ve tried any of these, […]
As most of you know, I’m the creator of something called a #Fliphunt. The story of how #Fliphunt came to be has been told in this previous blog post. It originated in spring of 2017 and the first real #Fliphunt debuted appropriately in Minnesota that summer. Educators from around the country converged on Minneapolis, […]
In the past two weeks, educators all over the world have been notified about their acceptance as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEExperts). In the world of Microsoft Education, this is a high honor. To even be considered, educators must already have earned status as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) by completing courses in the Microsoft […]
If you’re a parent, you KNOW how hard this is. Let them fail? Really? I should let my babies FAIL?
If you’re a teacher, you’ve given this advice to the parents of students that you teach – because you know that sometimes the best lessons are learned when they are able to find their way out […]
Flipgrid Sneak Peek: Fun With Frames
My friends at Flipgrid keep bringing the magic! At Flipgrid Live 2020, they once again surprised us with a flurry of fabulous features that will be released to the public on August 5th! Last night I was given pre-access to the new Flipgrid camera so that I […]
I have been a longtime fan of a website/app called Whereby, a play-on-words decision that emphasizes the company’s vision to allow people to choose WHERE they want […]. I’ve probably taught thousands of people about it over the years. Well, as of August , they’re changing their name. The new name is
Flipgrid, the worldwide phenomenon and globally beloved edtech tool, has an extra-awesome feature that is becoming more and more popular for obvious reasons. It’s AR technology (that’s augmented reality), so it automatically has a mega-cool factor! In Flipgrid, any or all of the videos that are created can be printed as […]
Like so many people across the country, especially educators, I made the decision a few years ago to forego making a New Year’s resolution and instead choose a #OneWord.
If you haven’t heard of #OneWord before, it’s not a specific goal like a resolution might be, but rather it is a mindset to guide a person […]
“It is indeed akin to the intense pride a parent feels when his child goes off to build a home for himself, or that a mama bird feels when her babies are ready to test their wings beyond the comfort of the nest.”