Pre-Conference Hack the Classroom @ ETC! – STEM on a Shoestring!

What a joy to share STEM on a Shoestring at the Pre-ETC! Conference evening at the Stanislaus County Office of Education February 23, 2018! I hope you all enjoyed your … Continue Reading →


Hacking the Classroom at the SJC CTA Spring Educators’ Conference 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to my “Hacking the Classroom: Ten Tips for Boosting EdTech” session at the annual San Joaquin County Delta Council CTA Spring Educators’ Conference 2018 … Continue Reading →


Micosoft Hack The Classroom 2017: Showcase Empowers The Room Nine Kids!

Being showcased on Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom event this past October was an incredible experience not just for me, but, more importantly, for my Room Nine Kids at Lincoln Elementary. … Continue Reading →


Manteca Unified EdCon 2017: Hacking & Finding Empathy!

What a GREAT turn-out we had at the fourth annual Manteca Unified School District EdCon 2017! We had such a great array of keynote speakers, presenters and hands-on sessions, there … Continue Reading →


Education: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself (with apologies to United States President Franklin Roosevelt). Teachers are afraid. We panic when visitors arrive in our classroom (especially … Continue Reading →


Liberating Genius at the 2017 SJCOE Tech Summit

Thank you for coming to the Teacher Geek is Chic: Liberating Genius Session at the 2017 San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Tech Summit! It was exciting to present to … Continue Reading →


Teacher Geek is Always Chic at BLC!

What a thrill to present two sessions at the 2017 Building Learning Communities Conference! Special thanks to Alan November for organizing such a stimulating and engaging conference year after year! … Continue Reading →


CUE the Learning at the Clovis Tech Boot Camp!

What a GREAT turnout we had at Clovis Unified’s Technology Boot Camp 2017! If you were one of the many teachers who attended one of our three Microsoft Office 365 … Continue Reading →


Live from New York: Dunbar Learns What’s Next from #MicrosoftEDU

I can’t believe I have been invited to be in New York City for the big, super-secret #MicrosoftEDU Learn What’s Next Event! But no one will find out What’s Next … Continue Reading →


Gamification & Beyond: Don’t Be Afraid to Take Chances!

If we are truly committed to bringing gamification into our classrooms, let’s take chances. Let’s make mistakes. Let’s get messy If we want our students to become problem-solvers, we need … Continue Reading →