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Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

When I was about 14 years old, in the late 1970s, my parents opened a small ski shop. As part of the process, they allowed me to become a “certified technician” for the ski bindings. It was a real thing because one needed to be certified to be able to mount and adjust...Read more ›

A 1:1 Journey — In The Beginning

In the beginning there were 33 Chromebooks. And it was good. I started this school year unsure about the state of the technology in room 17. Over the years I’ve used Donors Choose and grants to slowly grow my classroom technology from almost nothing to a decent...Read more ›

Printing the Future- 3D Printers in Education

I am a classroom teacher in a rural New Zealand school. We have 200 students and are a 1:1 iPad School with students from 5 to 12 years old. In 2013 I attended a conference session on 3D Printing and was handed a 3D printed elephant. I thought it was a bit of a...Read more ›

The Mask of Ed Tech

A little more than a year ago I got a call on my walkie to come to the front office. Despite my ten years in teaching I still have a Pavlovian response to being called to the principal’s office. That should give you some insight on what kind of kid I was. As I...Read more ›

A Novel Idea For Student Writing

Jessie was an angry 8th grader, a fiery girl who had far better things to do than listen to a teacher and do homework. And when I told her class that they would spend the first semester writing their own novels, Jessie rolled her eyes and whispered, “Yeah, I don’t...Read more ›
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