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 →


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 →


Innovative Teaching: Experts + Technology = Powerful Learning

California has moved from drought to deluge very quickly. Our town of Manteca was bracing for flooding, with some homes being evacuated. For my fifth graders, it was scary and confusing: how can we flood … Continue Reading →


Teacher Geek is Chic: Uncommon Creativity at CTA North 2017!

Here are my resources for Teacher Geek is Chic: Uncommon Creativity – my second session at the California Teachers Association Good Teaching Conference North 2017! If you have any questions … Continue Reading →


Lesson Planning with Microsoft: Individualized Learning

“Does anyone know where Emily is?” The young ladies at Table One quickly informed me they had Skyped with her that morning before school. The absent Emily was in 60 … Continue Reading →


Lesson Planning with Microsoft: Assessing the Lesson!

The best crafted lesson plans, to paraphrase Robert Burns, often go awry, unless we assess as we teach. In my Teachers College Tech 290 class, I had a feeling my class … 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 →


Hacking the Classroom Can Transform Learning!

Standardized testing was just around the corner, and my students were starting to worry. Beyond the usual nerves all students get when it’s time for a test, my students were … 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 →