SJCOE Tech Conference 2016: Teacher Geek is Chic with FREE Microsoft tools!

Thank you for joining my session on FREE Microsoft tools at the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s 2016 Tech Conference! Here are the resources promised and more! Remember, the … Continue Reading →


Lesson Planning with Microsoft: Introducing the Lesson!

Why do the best ideas seem to come to us right before school starts in the morning? While putting the finishing touches on my hair for the day, I suddenly … Continue Reading →


The Best Gift is The Gift of Time

‘Tis the season when everyone is looking for the perfect present. Wherever you turn, there are gift ideas for outdoors folks, gourmet cooks, book lovers, animal fans and, of course, … Continue Reading →


How to Introduce Coding by Making a PB&J Sandwich

Coding is as simple as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or IS it? I remember going to The Tech in San Jose (CA) many years ago and walking … Continue Reading →


Thanks for Swaying with Me at #BLC15!

What a pleasure to meet so many focused and enthusiastic educators at the 2015 Building Learning Communities Conference! Keep up that positive uncertainty: embrace and seek optimism in not knowing what … Continue Reading →


Share Test-Taking Tips with Microsoft Sway!

One year when I was teaching a First Grade class and we were nearing the end of our week-long standardized testing, one little student was so stressed out that he … Continue Reading →


Have You Tried App-Smashing?

The choice was easy: either take a bucket of cold water to the head (for which I would definitely be holding my breath) or create a video response that might … Continue Reading →


Hot Topics: Can I Sway You to Blog?

My blog on Microsoft Education’s Hot Topics website talks about the joys of blogging from Outdoor School! Check out the benefits and how easy it can be!