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.”
I’m sitting here ready to write my annual recommendation for someone who I really feel exemplifies a “Teacher of the Year”. I don’t take this lightly at all. I probably put more thought into this than most people, but if it is to be an authentic honor that maintains a reputation of respectability, then it […]
🔵 Universal truth in education #1: There is never enough time for professional development.
I connect with educators and leaders all over the world and this is one of the most widely-known conundrums we face in every country, district, and school.
🔵 Universal truth in education #2: Educators want to be able to choose PD that […]
- Remember last year, or the year before, when students who couldn’t read called the teacher over to come read it to them…whether it was a text, an assessment, or even the directions?
- Remember not long ago when students submitted rough drafts a dozen times, returned by the teacher for corrections again and again because […]
📱Micro-tip: If you have an iPad or iPhone, did you know that if you “long hold” on some of the keyboard letter keys, you get variations of that letter with accents? If I long hold “n”, I can type señor. If I long-hold the “u” key, I get über-excited! […]